Research Fellow in Medicine

Randwick, Australia
01 Sep 2017
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24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Medical Sciences / Cellular and Genetic Medicine Unit

Faculty Medicine  

  • 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 School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney, invites applications for the position of Research Fellow within the Cellular and Genetic Medicine Unit. This is an exciting opportunity to join a world class team of cell biologists, biochemists and medicinal chemists to pursue a government funded collaboration between UNSW Medicine and biotechnology partners.

About the role

  • $101,524 – $119,683 per annum plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed term contract for 12 months with potential for renewal
  • Full time (35 hours per week)

 The Cellular and Genetic Medicine Unit (CGMU) is engaged in research activities that span from bench to bedside and encompass the disciplines of cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, imaging and drug development. The CGMU is developing novel anti-cancer/anti-cytoskeleton drugs. The appointee will play a leading role in advancing this drug development program under the auspices of a recently funded Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Cooperative Research Centres Project. The project is a collaboration with two Australian biotechnology companies, Novogen and ICP Firefly.

About you

The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in this project and in research activities in general within the CGMU through exemplary experimental project design, data generation, and analysis. The appointee is expected to have a primary role in communicating and coordinating activities with the biotechnology partners. The applicant will drive the preparation of manuscripts, grants and presentations as well as recruit and supervise professional staff and students for this project.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Completion of a tertiary thesis in (Bio) Chemistry, Cell Biology or related discipline. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology and cell biology.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail with relevant computing and data analysis skills

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application. You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.


Professor Edna Hardeman


Tel: +612 9385 3760

Applications close:  24 September 2017