Research Fellow in Physiology

Clayton, Australia
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences/  
School of Biomedical Sciences


Clayton campus

Employment Type:



Fixed-term appointment


$66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A
(plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellow in Pain Research.

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated researcher in the Pain Mechanisms Laboratory in the Department of Physiology. Our group investigates signalling changes that happen within pain circuits during the development of chronic pain. Our goal is to understand these pathological adaptations in order to discover new therapeutic targets and more effective analgesics.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the successful candidate to be a part of the BDI Neuroscience program. The program’s focus is to pursue excellence in discovery research and on high-impact studies of the organisation and function of the nervous system, with potential for translation through collaborations with clinical and engineering partners. Along with current Neuroscientists, the successful candidate at the BDI will benefit from co-location with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute.

As the successful candidate you will be working on innovative research projects to identify pathological changes in nociceptive circuits and pharmacological modulation of signalling in rodent models of chronic pain. In this role, you will investigate synaptic transmission and circuit activity using slice electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and optogenetics. Expertise in whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology is required. Experience with confocal imaging, brain and/or spinal cord slice preparation, stereotactic surgery and calcium imaging are desirable.

You will be expected to contribute to and develop research projects within the research team, and produce high-quality publications.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria.  Please refer to "How to apply for Monash jobs"


Dr Wendy Imlach, Group Leader, 03 9905 1210

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Fellow - Level A Physiology

Closing Date

Friday 8 December 2017, 11.55pm AEDT