Postdoctoral Fellow in Cell Biology

Randwick, Australia
06 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Medical Sciences

UNSW Medicine

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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

At the Single Molecule Science node we seek research leaders to develop and drive novel conceptual and experimental approaches for challenging problems in cell biology and immunology. The successful applicant will drive a research project in the Biro group, experimentally support other students and researchers in the group, help define and drive new research directions aligned with the overall goals of the group and the single molecule science unit, and supervise students and research assistants. We seek an experienced, independent-minded postdoctoral researcher, committed to excellent research, with good team building and interpersonal skills, who will help us turn the group’s visions into reality.

About the role

  • $73,597 - $98,127 per annum plus (9.5% superannuation and annual leave loading)
  • Fixed Term 12 months with the possibility of renewal
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

We currently have an exciting position for an experienced individual to join our team as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. In this role, you will be responsible for driving a research project in the Biro Group and leading/participating in research at the interface of immunology and cancer cell biology at the EMBL Australia node in Single Molecule Science at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.

The group conducts research into cytoskeletal dynamics and cellular mechanobiology of T cells, notably during migration through complex 3-dimensional matrices. The group is also part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.

About the successful applicant

Applicants with an inter-disciplinary research background and proven track-record of research excellence, experience in supervision of students and leading research into biophysics or related fields are strongly encouraged.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD in cell biology, immunology or related science
  • Demonstrated expertise in experimental immunology and/or T cell biology
  • A track record in publishing scientific research papers in a relevant area or field, and experience in grant writing

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Dr. Maté Biro, EMBL Australia Group Leader, EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science


T: (61 2) 9385 8020

Applications close: 14 March 2018