Postdoctoral Fellow in Single Molecule Science
University of New South Wales School of Medical Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow - Single Molecule Science Unit

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The School of Medical Sciences (SoMS) is the largest School within UNSW Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW. The School is based largely within the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) Building on the Kensington campus, but also includes the Museum of Human Disease in the Samuels Building and the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic on High Street, Randwick. Single Molecule Science UNSW

The Opportunity  

  • 3-Year, Full time Fixed-term opportunity
  • Level A: $77K - $103K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based.

The role of Postdoctoral Fellow is an exciting opportunity to work closely with senior researchers and provide support across a number of ongoing projects in various areas of the research. The successful applicant will drive a research project in the Ananthanarayanan group, experimentally support other students and researchers in the group, help define and drive new research directions aligned with the overall goals of the group and the single molecule science unit.

Please refer to the position description for more details. Download File Level A - Postdoctoral Fellow - SOMS

Skills and Experience

  • PhD in bioengineering, cell biology, biophysics, or related discipline. Candidates who have submitted their PhD thesis may also apply but joining will be contingent on award of degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in microscopy techniques, including total interal reflection fluorescence microscopy and confocal microscopy
  • Demonstrated experience in single-molecule imaging, particularly in in cellulo mammalian systems
  • Demonstrated experience in single-particle tracking and biophysical characterisation of single-molecule trajectories
  • Demonstrated expertise in cell and tissue culture techniques
  • Demonstrated expertise in protein depletion methodologies including siRNA or CRISPR
  • Demonstrated expertise in cell biology, particularly cytoskeletal and motor protein biology, and cargo trafficking
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques
  • Proven track record in publishing scientific research papers and communicating research at national and international conferences via poster and/or oral presentations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management, collaborators and members of the public with relevant data analysis skills
  • Proven ability in working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and in supervising technical staff and students
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Dr Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan                E:

Applications close: 11pm, 19th October 2020

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Position Description

Advertised: 21 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 19 Oct 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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