Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Last updated 25 days ago
Job Type:Contract/Temp

  • Full time | Fixed term contract for 2 years
  • Attractive 17% Superannuation Contribution
  • Fulfill a two year contract at the beautiful beach and café lifestyle of Newcastle
  • Embrace your passion and enthusiasm for research in pharmaceutical and biomedical science

Be part of a research project incorporating cutting-edge pharmaceutical and biological techniques to advance the oesophageal drug delivery field

Look to the future

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

When we look ahead, we are motivated by the opportunities we see. We are driven by the challenges we need to solve and we are stirred by the future we can imagine.

Be challenged and imagine with us

Supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Ideas Grant, this position works within the laboratory of Associate Professor Susan Hua within the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.

The School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy has a strong focus on research, with an impressive track record in attracting competitive research funding. All research-active School members are also part of the Hunter Medical Research Institute and many play major roles in the University's various Priority Research Centres.

Commencing in January 2021, this is a fixed term position for a period of two years (with potential for extension) and is based at the Callaghan Campus.

How will you inspire us?

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow supported and guided by senior academic staff, you will contribute to a specific research project that aims to develop innovative and improved treatments for oesophageal diseases.

Contributing to a positive team culture, you will possess highly developed interpersonal skills along with demonstrated attention to detail, well developed problem solving and accurate record keeping skills.

You will be degree and PhD qualified within science or a healthcare related field with expertise in pharmaceutical science, cellular and molecular biology, and possess experience in animal handling and conducting vivo studies.

Experience in histological techniques and imaging as well as the capacity to contribute to a challenging research project evidenced by lead authorship of at least one high-quality original research publication will be highly regarded.

For additional information on the position contact Associate Professor Susan Hua on (02) 4985 4063 or email

For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit

Closing date: Thursday, 22 October 2020

Why commit to us?

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021and a Top 10 University in Australia.

The remuneration for this position is from $69,451 FTE + 17% superannuation.

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us:

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you