Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology

Sydney, Australia
22 May 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Fellow Biro Group EMBL Australia node in Single Molecule

Science School of Medical Sciences Medicine, UNSW

  • One of 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.

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

  • $91,743 - $98,127 p.a. plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 12 months Fixed Term position with possibility of renewal
  • Full-time

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 you

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

To be successful in this role you have:

  • PhD in computational biology, maths/stats, computer science, robotics, bioinformatics, physics or related discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise programming and mathematical/statistical methods
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to write scientific manuscripts

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.


Ian Jones – Talent Acquisition – Faculty of Medicine

T: +61 (0)2 9385 3260


Applications close: 11:00pm on Sunday 15th July 2018

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