Postdoctoral Fellow (Biomedical Science)

  • University of Canberra
  • Australia, ACT
  • Mar 27, 2021

Job Description:

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The university partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The universities success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the Rutar laboratory who will focus on various research projects that explore the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of retinal degenerative disorders, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Operating under the Assistant Professor, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for driving various research projects, as well as the supervision of students enrolled on the project.

To be successful in this role, you will show an interest in expanding your research knowledge and experience and are looking to grow in the field of Biomedical Science. A doctorate in the field of Biomedical Science an essential requirement. Specialisation in Vision Science is desirable but not essential. There may be a possibility for a 12-month extension for the successful candidate.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Dr Matthew Rutar on 02 6206 8681 or [email protected].

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email [email protected]

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 25th April 2021