Postdoc Research Fellow (Adv Optical Microscopy)

 
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 5, 2022
Medicine

Job Description:

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of Anatomy and Physiology

The Department of Anatomy and Physiology has only recently come into fruition and is an amalgamation between the Departments of Anatomy and Physiology. Both Departments have long and illustrious history and have come together to produce a Department with a remarkable breadth and depth in research expertise that underpin our key research themes of neuroscience, metabolism and diabetes, stem cell and developmental biology, and muscle biology. The goal of the combined department is to remain at the forefront of scientific research aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human body in health and disease, employing novel and imaginative research methods.

About the Role

This is a unique opportunity to apply your expertise in advanced optical microscopy to highly collaborative projects funded by the US National Institutes of Health. The Research Fellow will prepare tissue samples and perform several types of optical microscopy (confocal, super resolution, light sheet) to visualise and quantify neural elements within organs and related vasculature.

The Research Fellow will integrate into the research and scholarship activities of the laboratory and the larger collaborative team, contributing to the preparation of successful funding applications and research publications and assisting with the supervision and training of research higher degree and undergraduate research students.

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You

A natural rapport builder, you will have an ability to work as a collaborative team member with the capacity to develop and maintain productive working relationships. You will be able to work under limited supervision and attention to detail and accurate record keeping will be essential for this position.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/