Postdoctoral Fellow - Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration

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

DEPARTMENT of ANATOMY

SCHOOL of BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

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.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1801899 

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

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