Senior Research Fellow – Stem Cell Research (Spinal Cord Injury)

Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
$125,150 to $143,725 pa AUD
May 28 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Senior Research Fellow – Stem Cell Research (Spinal Cord Injury)

School of Life Sciences – Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

At UTS’ Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), we're dedicated to helping those suffering from the debilitating conditions of the brain, mind and spinal cord.

We’re spearheading ground-breaking new programs that will revolutionise the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, mental health, MND and spinal injuries, ultimately aimed at delivering impact to millions of people.

Led by Professor Bryce Vissel, the Centre is delivering results previously never thought possible, in line with its vision is to create a sustainable, world-leading hub of excellence.

About the role

As our Senior Research Fellow you will be focused primarily conducting and leading research into Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), using state of the art stem cell or neural plasticity research in animal models and ultimately directed towards human studies and implementation.

The role involves the conception, design and performance of novel projects both in vivo and in vitro under direction of the Professor Vissel.

You will work to boost the profile of the Centre through publications, invited talks, international and domestic collaborations and utilise a cross-disciplinary approach to achieve research goals, leading and eventually growing a research group in this endeavour.

About you

You will have the ability and expertise to undertake fundamental and applied research in the field of Stem Cell Research and/or circuit plasticity and/or slice and in vivo electrophysiology and preferably preclinical/ translational experience, in in vivo and in vitro studies, directed at human impact and translation for Spinal Cord Injury. 

You will also have:

  • A strong commitment to excellence in quality and standard of research, leadership and management responsibilities
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Experience as either a named investigator or a major role in writing, research proposal submissions to external funding bodies; first author publications; and supervisory experience consistent with these requirements
  • A research track record in neuroscience with extensive experience in spinal cord research
  • Skills and experience necessary for working with mice and rodents in a number of paradigms, and potentially, in working for human clinical trials.

A PhD or equivalent in neuroscience or a highly related discipline is required.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please download the Position statement below.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $125,150 to $143,725 pa (Level C)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 5 years.

How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply button and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC133257.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  1st July, 2019 at 11.59 (AEST)

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.