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Research Fellow in Multicellular Modelling of Mechanobiology

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
$80,258 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Job Details

Job no: 0061638
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time/ Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Science
Department/School:School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: Level A - B – $80,258 – $136,136 (PhD entry-level $101,460) p.a. plus 17% super

  • Develops cutting-edge multicellular mathematical models of tissue and organ development. 
  • Opportunity to contribute to a project funded through an ARC Future Fellowship, aiming for a step-change in multicellular modeling fidelity and driving uptake of mathematical modeling tools in the scientific community. 
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Multicellular Mechanobiology, funded by the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowship of A/Prof James Osborne, will play a key role in developing multicellular models of tissue and organ development within the Melbourne Mathematical Biology Group at the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Reporting directly to A/Prof James Osborne, the appointee will contribute to the project titled “CellMechBio: the influence of cellular mechanobiology on organ development” (FT230100352), aiming to revolutionize the fidelity of multicellular models of three-dimensional tissues. The role involves focusing on four primary aims: cellular remodelling, cell–substrate interactions, cell–fluid interactions, and driving the uptake of multicellular mathematical modelling tools in the scientific community. Additionally, the successful candidate will engage in research, teaching, and joint supervision of postgraduate students, with an expectation to teach one applied mathematics subject per year or equivalent.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • You are expected to significantly contribute towards the research effort of the team and to develop your research expertise with an increasing degree of autonomy.
  • Contribute to teaching, training, scientific mentoring, and supervision of students.
  • Under supervision, lead the development of mathematical models of cell behaviour, leading to technical documents, computational tools, and peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Contribute to and publish academic papers and other scholarly outputs to a high academic standard in accordance with the research expectations of the University of Melbourne
  • Assist and actively contribute, under the guidance of Senior Academics to the preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies.

Who We Are Looking For

You will possess experience in developing computational simulations, demonstrate a collaborative spirit by working effectively with colleagues across disciplines, and exhibit strong oral and written communication skills to represent the School and its disciplines to internal and external stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in applied mathematics, or closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in outstanding research consistent with the strengths and strategic directions of the ARC Future Fellowship, with a strong publication track record of original research publications in peer reviewed international journals, relative to time since PhD completion.
  • Experience in at least one of the following topics: mathematical biology, continuum mathematical modelling, multicellular simulation.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Your New Team – “School of Mathematics and Statistics“

The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a total of 90 continuing teaching and/or research staff; 37 research only staff and consultants; 19 academic specialists and 16 support staff. In 2023, there were 143 Research Higher Degree and 189 Coursework Master of Science students. The School has had 10 staff members inducted as Fellows of the Academy of Science.

Science at Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Science begins with curiosity, and we are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. We aim to be leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

Our strength is our breadth of expertise. We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food & Ecosystem Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Veterinary Science.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!

To apply for this role, please submit your application via MathJobs – https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/24322
Applications not submitted via MathJobs will not be considered.

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 15 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Company

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit: http://www.unimelb.edu.au

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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Parkville
Melbourne
Victoria
VIC 3010
Australia

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