Research Fellow, Nanochannel Biosensors

Melbourne, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus / Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2 year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $84,338 - $90,532 pa Level A PhD (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), Monash-CSIRO joint funded initiative
  • Cutting edge area of cell-materials interaction research
  • Exciting opportunity with world class facilities and researchers

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

This represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research group at MIPS working on a Monash-CSIRO-joint funded project within the Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform. The successful applicant will be an important member of a multidisciplinary cutting edge area of cell materials interaction research. The successful candidate will perform original research and apply experimental techniques to perform a range of tasks.

The aim of the project is to create the next generation of animal viral biosensors to provide producers with a biosecurity measure to control animals virus diseases. Universal platforms based on arrays of nanochannels will be a fabricated using nanostructured synthetic materials to act as switchable electrochemical biosensors with size-selective filter capabilities. 

The candidate’s attributes:

  • Doctoral qualification in materials science, bionanotechnology, or analytical chemistry or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in nanofabrication
  • Demonstrated experience in assays such as immunoassays and aptamer-based assays
  • Demonstrated experience in electrochemical biosensing
  • Evidence of an emerging track record of publications and presentations
  • The ability to work under pressure and to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • High levels of initiative and flexibility
  • Well-developed interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Ability to work efficiently, meet project timelines, and excellent organisational skills

The position will be assigned in Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (Parkville), primarily based at a Clayton location.

For further information on this role and details on how to apply, please click the following link:


Dr Beatriz Prieto-Simon, Senior Research Fellow, Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Parkville, +61 404 161 228

Closing Date

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 11:55 pm AEST

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