Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Electron Microscopy)

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

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

The Research Fellow will undertake research within a team that is funded by two programs of the US National Institutes of Health: the SPARC (Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions) initiative and GUDMAP (GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project). The Research Fellow will prepare tissue samples for transmission electron microscopy and 3D block face imaging, perform this microscopy and analyse outcomes. 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

You will be a developing researcher with experience in data collection, writing, and publishing original research articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Your strong written and verbal communication skills will assist you in making solid contributions to an interdisciplinary team, interacting with all people in an effective and collegial manner. You will be a natural organiser, easily able to plan, develop, prioritise and coordinate laboratory experiments and meet varying deadlines. 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 vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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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.

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