Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Physics

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0062452
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Department/School: The School of Physics
Level B – $119,231 - $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
The post-doctoral research position, funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Quantum Biotechnology, focuses on developing novel microscopy techniques for intracellular biology. Situated within the Laboratory for Cellular Biophysics group led by A/Prof Elizabeth Hinde, the role offers opportunities for career mentorship and collaboration with a diverse team of researchers and students specialising in live cell microscopy methods.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You will possess excellent collaborative skills, able to thrive in diverse research teams, and effectively engage with individuals from various backgrounds. Moreover, a strong demonstration of both the capability and enthusiasm to cultivate an academic research career path is essential.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “The School of Physics“
The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne is one of Australia's leading institutions in the field of physics. It has earned this distinction through its commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. The school provides a diverse range of physics subjects for undergraduate and postgraduate students, covering areas such as Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics, Materials Science, Physical Biosciences, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, and Theoretical Particle Physics.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

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