Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Embryology and Reproduction

RMIT University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - NDHD

Job no: 588049

Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract

Categories: Research, Health and Medicine

  • Bring your Expertise in Embryology to RMIT
  • Academic Level A ($68,983 - $87,171 + 17% super), based in the Bundoora campus
  • Full-time, fixed term until 31st December 2022

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

As the Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will:

Plan, develop and engage in high quality research projects that are aligned with the University’s research focus areas. You will embed your research expertise into the life of the School through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT and with local and national, internal and external partners. You will also be expected to engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs.

About you:

  • Demonstrated emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates
  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government
  • Strong skills in embryology - including superovulation, embryo culture, micromanipulation and transfer.
  • Research experience in viral transduction, embryo implantation, placental development, and reproduction in general.
  • Extensive experience in working with animal models, and experience in OGTR and animal ethics applications.
  • Research knowledge and experience in molecular biology, cell culture, confocal microscopy, next-generation sequencing, and bioinformatics.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Qualifications

Mandatory:

PhD or equivalent in relevant field, preferably specialising in embryology and reproduction

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in this role. Candidates are requested to separately address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. For enquires about this role, you may contact Professor Guiying Nie at guiying.nie@rmit.edu.au

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We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

Applications close on Sunday 15 November 2020.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Application close: 15 Nov 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time