Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – Stem Cell/Cell & Circuit Plasticity Research

Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
A$103,981 to A$123,067 pa (Level B) A$125,150 to A$143,725 pa (Level C)
October 08 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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.

The Faculty of Science aims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from female candidates.

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

We are looking for a dedicated, experienced researcher to work with and support Professor Vissel in this endeavour as it relates to the neural stem cell or to the cell/circuit plasticity component of the initiative.

About the role

This is a critical research support role to Professor Vissel as it relates specifically to starting and building the stem cell and/or cell/circuit plasticity component of the initiative.

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

You will also contribute positively to the profile of the Centre in this area through publications, invited talks, international and domestic collaborations and utilise a cross-disciplinary approach to achieve research goals. You will potentially also contribute to growing a research sub-group in this endeavour.

About you

You will have extensive experience in neuroscience and in stem cell research and/or cell/circuit plasticity. Movement disorder (spinal cord injury or Parkinson’s) or hippocampal research experience is strongly preferred, but any aspect of establishing cutting-edge neural stem cell biology in neuroscience, including iPS cells, preferably with CRISPR-CAS9 experience, will be considered.

You will also have:

  • Willingness to work as part of a team;
  • 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
  • Ability to fulfil expectations of the role as outlined in the position description.
  • 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 click apply and download the Position statement from the UTS website.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range:
Level of appointment will be commensurate with level of experience and research track record.

$103,981 to $123,067 pa (Level B)
$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 3 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:  Friday 25th October 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.

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