Postdoctoral Research Fellow Airways Inflammation Research

at RMIT University

  • Bundoora Location
    • Full Time, Fixed-Term Position until February 2021
    • $83,786 - $89,935 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 is internationally and nationally competitive in the clinical and biomedical sciences. Research within the School is supported by modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. In the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, RMIT is 11th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 26th in the world (fourth highest in Australia) in Architecture and the Built Environment. We are also among the world's top 100 universities in Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies). 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 & Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will join the Chronic Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Research Program, consisting of 7 independent but interlinked research groups with a focus on respiratory research including studies on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, asthma, respiratory infections and lung regeneration. You will be required to conduct high quality research, focussing on understanding the mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of chronic lung diseases such as COPD and asthma. You will embed your research expertise into the life of the School through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT.

Skills & Experience Required

The successful candidate will possess expertise in preclinical models of asthma with a strong understanding of type 2 and neutrophilic inflammation. You will have skills in a variety of animal handling techniques, following procedures in accordance with all ethical requirements. Furthermore, the ability to work within a research team with a focus on collaborative and participative research practices will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Steven Bozinovski or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 572766.

Applications must be submitted online by Tuesday, 23rd January 2019.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require 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 and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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