Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Sciences

Kensington, Australia
$71,000 - $95,000
03 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research intensive Universities Strong regional and global engagement Cutting edge facilities and equipment

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Cell Membrane Biology Research Group is part of the Single Molecule Science Unit, which is part of the School of Medical Sciences on UNSW main campus, Kensington, NSW.  The group investigates signal transduction process and the organisation of the plasma membrane with advanced fluorescence microscopy methods and is part of a larger cohort of researchers with expertise in super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, image analysis and cell biology.

About the role

  • $71K to 95K plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading) 12 months (Fixed Term position with possibility of renewal) Full-time (35 hours per week)

The successful candidate will join our team of cell biologists and biophysicists at the EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia ( and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging ( The successful candidate will have an active role in providing assistance in the researching super-resolution microscopy techniques for investigating immune signalling and contribute towards conceiving and implementing experimental approaches, training and supervision of research staff and students and presentation of the results in the form of publications, international conference presentations.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A tertiary thesis in (Bio) Physics, (Bio) Chemistry, Cell Biology, Engineering or related discipline Demonstrated experience in advanced fluorescence microscopy and analysis (ideally in single molecule imaging); in tissue cluster and live-cell imaging; and in molecular biology and cell biology A track record in publishing scientific research papers in a relevant (multidisciplinary) field, and excellent oral and written communication skills

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application. Please apply online.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.


Professor Katharina Gaus, Scientia Professor


T: (61 2) 9385 1377

Applications close: 2 April 2017