Research Fellow, Neurobiology

at Deakin University

  • Based at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.
  • 2 Years Full -time Fixed term contract.
  • Level A $68,914 + 17% Superannuation.

Deakin Health is recognised in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service. We are one of the fastest growing health faculties in Australia. Our teaching, research and service contribute to improved health and wellbeing, and to strengthening the health and human services sectors in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We assist governments, communities and organisations to develop a wide variety of health and social programs and policies.

As an Associate Research Fellow, Neurobiology, you will initiate and conduct research in the area of neurobiology to study the underlying causes of cognitive decline.

We welcome applications from Research Fellows.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct research and engage in scholarly publication in research teams and prepare findings/results for oral and written communication, producing or contributing to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research.
  • Effectively generate data, maintain data protocols and enter data into the appropriate database. Conduct preliminary data cleaning, screening and analysis.
  • Undertake experimental design and operation of advanced laboratory and technical equipment or conduct of advanced research procedures.
  • Specific research/experimental tasks may include human blood sample processing, storage and inventory management; cell culture; bioinformatics skills, including analysis of large datasets; PCR,ELISA and multiplex beadbased assays; mass spectrometry analysis; analysis of cognitive data and retinal imaging scans; bioassay development and implementation and statistical analysis.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • PhD in a relevant field or Honours/Masters degree with additional relevant research experience.
  • Experience with the collection, processing and storage of human blood samples.
  • Molecular biology skills including ELISA, multiplex bead-based assays, Mass spectrometry and real time PCR.
  • Expertise in bioinformatics, data storage, management and quality control.
  • Experience with statistical analysis of complex datasets.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with research clients, collaborators and external partners.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD postdoc neurobiology Level A Final (1).pdf

Download File PD postdoc neurobiology Level B Final.pdf

Applications for this position close on 9 December 2019.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin's Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact A/Prof Veer Gupta, Associate Professor in Neurobiology, on

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities - agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people's lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let's see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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