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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP)
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP) explores new methods of probing nanoscale phenomena in living systems. This Centre has three nodes: the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia; Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW; and RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria. We currently number over 200 researchers including 10 Chief Investigators, over 10 international Partner Investigators, Associate Investigators, research staff and postgraduate students. The Centre pursues both fundamental and applied research projects. Its investigators have a strong track record of publications in the top journals and through generation of licensed patents. The details of CNBP and the exciting progress of our research are updated weekly at http://cnbp.org.au.
The University is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the CNBP program in the Advanced Imaging Technology team led by Emeritus Professor Jim Piper (Chief Investigator and Macquarie University Node Director, CNBP) to develop and apply novel advanced imaging tools based on luminescent nanoprobes for study of key processes in living cells.
This position will be located in Sydney working across inter-disciplinary aspects of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. Strong collaboration between the Advanced Imaging Technology team and the complementary Biomolecular Discovery team headed by Prof Nicki Packer at Macquarie University is expected, as well as close engagement with the other CNBP research teams at the other two CNBP nodes (University of Adelaide and RMIT University, Melbourne) and CNBP Investigators at other locations (University of New South Wales, Deakin University).
The Successful Applicant
The successful applicant will work closely with Prof Piper, Associate Investigators Dr Yiqing Lu and Dr Martin Ploschner, and other CNBP Postdoctoral Research Fellows and students to progress further studies in development of super-resolution imaging of upconversion nanoparticles, and application of this technique to investigate key processes in and on biological cells. This will encompass various multiplexing technologies to extract maximum information from super-resolved images.
To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.
- PhD in a relevant discipline (Physics, Engineering or other discipline with the required specialist knowledge)
- Solid hands-on experience with custom-built ultra-high precision optical systems, and familiarity with related instrumentation and control platforms
- Exposure to other disciplines (eg Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences) and a willingness to cross discipline boundaries
- Publication record in leading research journals commensurate with experience
- Excellent communication skills, preferably across multiple disciplines
- The ability to work independently and as a member of a broader team, including with PhD students
- The candidate is expected to be highly motivated by problem-solving research (applied sciences) leading to the solutions to the key problems in the field
- Knowledge/experience with advanced optical microscopy, in particular super-resolution techniques
- Knowledge/experience of optical diagnostics of nanomaterials
- Experience in designing laboratory control software (e.g in Python, LabView, Matlab, C++)
Salary Package: from $90,188 - $96,655 (Level A) p.a., plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.
Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term until 31 December 2020.
Specific Role Enquiries: Emeritus Professor, Jim Piper on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 9850 9132.
Application Close: Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at 11:55pm AEST
Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.