2 x ARC Grant Funded Researcher B – Biological Sciences

Posted by , on 7 June 2022

(Level B) $100,933- $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

The University of Adelaide is seeking applications for 2 x ARC Grant-Funded Researchers to work on ARC-Laureate funded projects initially for 2 years fixed term appointments to commence asap.

The specific topic area of these posts is the development of new light-based imaging technologies and their translation to biological research or industry.

The successful applicants will play leading roles in developing and implementing classical and quantum concepts for imaging within a vibrant team.

The work is based within the new Centre of Light for Life. The centre aims to build upon the area of photonics and its applications in other multidisciplinary fields. The imaging will be conducted with a range of biological samples, including mouse embryos and other reproductive cells, zebrafish, other marine mammals, and human tissue. The project will use novel photonics and address challenges in infertility, neurodegenerative disease. It may have future clinical applications.

The successful applicants will be required to undertake both experimental work and numerical studies and will be expected to liaise with key institutes such as the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing and biologists in the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in photonics and/or microscopy development
  • Experience in one of more of: light sheet imaging; fibre optics; quantum imaging; multiphoton imaging; temporal-focusing microscopy; imaging through an optical fibre and scattering media; the development and application of numerical methods of deep learning or multivariate analysis.
  • The ability to work well with people both in academia and Industry
  • The ability to plan and manage own research activity related to advanced optical imaging and conduct relevant individual and collaborative research projects
  • Good oral communication, skills in journal paper writing and literature research

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs – including significant industry, government and community collaborations – offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work’s cutting-edge nature – not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour – provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we’ll give you the opportunity. Together, let’s make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 26th June 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Kishan Dholakia
ARC Laureate, School of Biological Sciences
P: +61 420 350 347

You’ll find a full selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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