Postdoc Research Associate in Biomaterial-Cell Interactions

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Marrickville, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Mar 2024

26 Feb 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

27 Mar 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Full time, 12 months fixed term position. Located at the Charles Perkins Centre on the Camperdown Campus
  • Opportunity to conduct research across the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Base Salary Level A, $101,507 - $112,462 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) and the School of Medical Sciences (SOMS) are welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biomaterial and Stem Cell Interactions to join the team and explore how biomaterials with varying physical and mechanical properties drive the phenotypic and functional responses of regenerative stem cells.

The successful candidate will be working across two groups under the joint supervision of Dr Giselle Yeo (SOLES) and A/Prof Khoon Lim (SOMS). Both groups are located in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, a multidisciplinary research centre which aims to generate innovative solutions to combat global health challenges. The candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team with strengths in biomaterial fabrication and stem cell biology, and help drive new research on the functional interplay between biomaterial properties and stem cell behaviour.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • perform research, both independently and as part of a team, to characterise stem cell functions in response to novel biomaterials
  • drive and contribute to original research, review papers, and conference presentations
  • participate in regular project meetings with supervisors and research teams
  • support the training and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students
  • support general laboratory operations, including managing inventories and addressing WHS requirements.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biomaterial and Stem Cell Interactions who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in cell biology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, biomaterials or a related area
  • a strong track record of publishing research in high-impact journals
  • demonstrated proficiency in cell and molecular techniques, including: stem cell culture (including mesenchymal stromal cells), functional differentiation assays, proteomic analysis (including secretome analysis), small animal studies, flow cytometry, quantitative RT-PCR, Western blotting, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • demonstrated ability to drive and conduct research efficiently and independently
  • ability to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
  • experience in, or willingness to train research students.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Kevin Lim, Recruitment Operations by email to [email protected] .

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Applications Close

Wednesday 27 March 2024 11:59 PM

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