Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomedical Science

Sydney, Australia
$85,845 to $92,000 p.a.
01 Dec 2016
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Macquarie University is developing the nation's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre under a university's leadership. With a focus on patients and an ultimate goal of improving lives, MQ Health – the Macquarie University Health Sciences Centre – will see true convergence of the learning and research endeavours of Macquarie's Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (FMHS), with the clinical care provided at Macquarie University Hospital (MUH) and Macquarie University Clinical Associates (MUCA). MQ Health brings together the excellent work of medical and allied health researchers across the University and around the country, with unparalleled access to world-leading clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role

Seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with research in the field of dementia research with a focus on drug delivery into the brain. This position will have the following responsibilities:

  • contribute towards research in the development of novel nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and motor neurone disease
  • Contribute towards the supervision PhD students
  • Participate in research funding applications from internal or external sources

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, the applicant will demonstrate the below requirements in their CV and a one- to two-page cover letter:       


  • PhD in a relevant biomedical-related discipline with relevant experience conducting research in nanomedicine, cell biology or neurosciences.
  • Proven ability to conduct high quality research, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, and a history of research excellence evidenced by prizes or awards, relative to experience.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with team members.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of innovative research.


  • Knowledge and experience in relevant experimental techniques that may include nanobiology and nanotechnology, neurosciences and blood-brain barrier biology.

Salary Package:  From $85,845 to $92,000 p.a. (Level A), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. 

Appointment Type: Full time, 18 months fixed-term

Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Bingyang Shi on or Prof. Roger Chung on

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic on

Applications Close: 11:55pm EST on Sunday, 8 January 2017

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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