Postdoctoral Fellow - Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration

Dunedin Central, Dunedin (NZ)
Postdoctoral Fellow ($75,896)
October 15 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type



The Department

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.

The Role

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.

Further details

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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