Postdoctoral Fellow - Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration
DEPARTMENT of ANATOMY
SCHOOL of BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
The Department of Anatomy is one of the largest and longest-established departments at the University of Otago. Our staff teach and research a diverse range of exciting topics in the field of biomedical sciences, including neuroscience.
In this role, you will be responsible for providing assistance with a project aiming to assess the bioactivity of synthetic heparan sulfate molecules to improve tissue repair.
Duties will include:
- Preparation and biological testing of biomaterials.
- In vivo modelling of brain and skin injury.
- Behavioural assessments following injury and repair.
- Analysis of brain and skin samples.
- Statistical analysis of data.
- Writing manuscripts reporting on research results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
- Presenting findings at scientific meetings.
- Assisting in writing grant applications and pursuing funding opportunities.
- Assisting with writing progress reports to the funding organisation.
Your Skills and Experience
- PhD in an appropriate neuroscience or biological science.
- Experience in biomaterial preparation and testing, behavioural assessments, immuocyto/histochemistry and tissue culture.
- Evidence of ability to publish.
- A thorough approach to laboratory practice, accurate record-keeping, attention to detail and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
- Ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of people within a research environment.
- Ability to work without direct supervision, set priorities and allocate own timetable.
- Self-motivated, and committed to a research career in the biological sciences.
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 36 months and is available for immediate start.
Applications quoting reference number 1801899 will close on Sunday, 4 November 2018.
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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
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