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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Research Focused

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Fixed-term, full time position until December 2024.
  • Based in Hobart.
  • Responsible for cell culture, conducting experiments, and have a lead role in analysis.

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is at the forefront of translational research and support for issues confronting people with dementia and their carers. Projects are being carried out in Tasmania and nationally, across research fields such as neuroscience, medicine, nursing, psychology and sociology, health, economics and policy.

The Opportunity

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will involve using human induced pluripotent stem cells to investigate mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease and neuroprotective strategies.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, with a focus on research projects related to neurodegenerative diseases. Contribute to securing external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level A.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Laboratory skills in a wide range of contemporary techniques in cell biology, molecular biology, and/or genomics, especially induced pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation, gene editing techniques, and live-cell microscopy.
  • Data analysis skills, or ability to acquire data analysis skills, in image analysis, multi-electrode arrays, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, and/or statistical methods.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of neurodegenerative disease demonstrated by a record of quality publications, and presentations at conferences. Experience in preparing external grant applications would be advantageous.
  • Strong communication and record keeping skills, and ability to work collaboratively.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $115,310 comprising base salary within the range of $76,213 to $98,555 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Tony Cook, Lecturer in Dementia, or (03) 6226 6964.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 8 December 2022, 11.55pm

Download File PD - Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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