Postdoctoral Research Fellows – CSIRO/Swinburne Strategic Alliance: 3D in Vitro Cell Culture Systems

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
22 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Academic Level B: $91,849 plus 17% superannuation
  • 3 Full time, fixed term positions until April 2020 based in Hawthorn and Clayton

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally-recognised provider of quality education and an institution with a rich legacy of industry collaborations. We are an innovative University at the forefront of technology and are committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research.

CSIRO-Swinburne strategic research alliance was launched in 2016, with a focus on joint research collaborations, new opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate learning and development and on conducting research that will have a profound and lasting impact. This shared vision seeks to leverage capability in areas such as biomaterials, composites, lightweight metallic materials and systems software.

CSIRO Biomedical Manufacturing Program works with biomedical companies to deliver new medical treatments and technologies that benefit millions of people in Australia and overseas, helping them live longer, healthier and more productive lives. With an extensive track record in creating medical materials, drugs to diagnostic products, as well as spin-out companies in this sector, tens of millions of patients benefit from cardiovascular, ophthalmic and diagnostic devices using the program’s technology.

In partnership with the CSIRO OCE Science Leader Program and Biomedical Manufacturing Program we are seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the 3D in vitro cell culture systems projects team

  • Development of 3D in vitro cell culture sensing and imaging systems
  • Biomolecular tools for studying 3D cell culture systems

CSIRO Future Science Platforms (FSPs) are an investment in science that underpins innovation and that has the potential to help reinvent and create new industries for Australia. The Probing Biosystems FSP focuses on obtaining real-time information from living organisms about their health and well-being. This will lead to the ability to provide health and medical interventions that are timely, customised and highly specific.

We are seeking a Post Doctoral Research Fellow to join the joint Swinburne –CSIRO Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform (FSP) project and the larger 3D in vitro cell culture team

  • Inflammation and infection pathways in 3D skin tissue models

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • An earned doctoral qualification in biomedical science or related discipline

A full list of the selection criteria for each fellowship is available in the relevant position description


At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. You will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation.

How to apply

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information about the scope and research of the project, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Sally McArthur at; or for more general enquiries, please contact….

Refer to position number: 32659, 32658, 32654
Applications close: 5pm on 21 March 2017