Research Associate / Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cellular Imaging

Sydney, Australia
$106,337 base (+ 17% Superannuation and leave loading)
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Employment Type: Full - time (35 hoursa week)

Duration: 1-Year Fixed Term, starting January 2024

Remuneration: From $106,337 base (+ 17% Superannuation and leave loading)

Visa: Full working rights for the duration of the contract will be required

Location: Kensington, Sydney.

The Organisation

UNSW Medicine & Health is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to several of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

Why this role matters

You will be is expected to contribute towards the research effort of UNSW and to develop their research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects relevant to their field of research. The purpose of this position is to establish protocols and analysis pipelines for creating and imaging three dimensional cellular constructs. The position will enable the advancement of knowledge in the field of cellular mechanosensing in 3D and advanced 4D imaging using bioprinting, multimodal imaging and analysis. You will drive a project to advance multimodal imaging, with a focus on cellular mechanosensing, in the cellular mechanotransduction group, in close collaboration with the Katharina Gaus Light Microscopy Facility.

Who you are:

  • A PhD in quantitative cellular imaging, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Experience with light microscopy imaging techniques is essential (both acquisition and analysis of quantitative imaging data)
  • Experience with bioprinting is advantageous
  • Experience in mechanobiology is advantageous
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​ 

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading 
  • Flexible working  
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period 
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development  
  • Progressive HR practices 

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.  

How to apply:

Please click THIS LINK to submit your application online. Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Please provide a resume and a cover letter briefly addressing the criteria listed in the position description.

A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Contact (role related questions only)

Associate Professor Kate Poole –School of Biomedical Sciences

Applications close:  Thursday 12thOctober, before 11:30 pm

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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