Postdoctoral Research Fellow

at RMIT University

  • Bundoora Campus
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until May 2019
  • $82,143 - $88,172 p.a + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus the School undertakes teaching and research across eleven disciplines: Cell Biology & Anatomy, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, Psychology and Osteopathy. Many of the School's programs utilise Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of their teaching both through placements in partner industries and through the University's student led Clinic located at Bundoora's University Hill.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

This position is for a post-doctoral fellow to undertake studies investigating functional and physiological changes in a mouse model of autism.

The position requires experience in several key techniques such as video imaging of gut motility, immunohistochemistry and molecular analysis such as PCR and western blotting. He/she will also be required to assist with experimental planning and supervising students. Other duties will include purchasing, co-ordinating animal usage for experimentation and colony maintenance analysis of data and assist with manuscript preparation.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have experience in using mice for in vitro and in vivo experiments, importantly in in vitro intestinal motility assays using video imaging techniques. You will also have knowledge and experience in molecular biology (PCR, western blotting) and immunohistochemistry, specifically related to the enteric nervous system in rodents. Furthermore, experience in histological analysis of small and large intestine of mice and an ability to work both independently and within a team will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Dr. Elisa Hill on +61 434 052 127 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 556770.

Applications close on Monday 29 May 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require successful completion of PhD in a related field or equivalent qualifications from a recognised university and satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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