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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 506933
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

  • Salary Package: Associate Lecture (Level A) from $91,991 to $98,588 p.a., plus 9.5% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Fixed term for 18 months, commencing early 2020, full-time or part-time negotiable
  • Location: Macquarie University (North Ryde)

The Role

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a research academic with experience in neuroanatomy and physiology to support NHMRC-funded research into the central control of cardiovascular function, as well as contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities within the department. The role will involve the day-to-day running of experiments aimed at mapping the organisation of neural circuits that control the heart as well as the delivery of lectures, tutorials and/or practicals within undergraduate units delivered as part of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences. This is a research-intensive position, with an estimated teaching load of 10%.

About You

You will have a PhD in a field related to central autonomic control, neuroendocrinology or related circuit-based neuroscience disciplines, with excellent surgical skills and practical experience in conducting neural circuit-tracing experiments in rodents. You will bring to the role an enthusiasm for research in this field and familiarity with rapidly developing imaging, molecular and viral technologies. You will be able to work both independently and in a team environment, have the demonstrated ability to communicate research findings to the wider scientific community and have strong time management skills with an ability to prioritise deadlines and adapt to meet workload demands.

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine, and vascular science, amongst others. Our Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health and patient safety. 

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resumé and a separate 1-2 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria:

  • PhD in neuroscience or physiology
  • Proven record of accomplishment working with small animal models using surgical protocols involving stereotaxic brain injections and circuit labelling techniques, with histological processing, imaging and analysis, is preferred.
  • Ability to perform recovery cardiac surgery, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation, is desirable.
  • Excellent command of scientific writing evidenced by a proven track record of publications relative to experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently in the conduct of research
  • Experience in teaching at the undergraduate level, preferably within the areas of neuroscience or physiology

Enquiries: Associate Professor Simon McMullan,

Applications Close: Sunday, 8 December 2019 at 11:55pm AEST

Note: This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University health requirements. You may also have to satisfy Macquarie University that you meet all background checks (including criminal record and qualification checks).

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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