Junior Research Fellow

Job title: Junior Research Fellow

Company: The University of Melbourne

Job description:

  • Cutting-edge research in regenerative medicine with a pioneering stem cell therapies consortium.
  • Opportunity to work with a collaborative team of experts in cartilage tissue engineering.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute to cutting-edge research in regenerative medicine. As a junior research fellow with the REMOD group, you’ll be part of ARISTOCRAT, a pioneering consortium focused on cartilage-based stem cell therapies. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team of experts, including clinicians, researchers, and industry partners, you’ll play a pivotal role in advancing therapies aimed at preventing joint deformities and facial disfigurements.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting laboratory-based research
  • Executing rheological and compression mechanical testing on cartilage tissue and bioscaffolds
  • Designing and testing of 3D printed prototypes.
  • Tissue culture including stem cell isolation, expansion, 3D bioprinting and cells differentiation.

Who We Are Looking For
You excel in time management and communication, guiding students and fostering research collaborations. Your diverse experience includes international orthopedic collaborations and multidisciplinary teamwork.

You will also have:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering (awarded between 2022 and 2023)
  • BSc with honours in Biomedical Engineering
  • Evidence of publication in the field of cartilage tissue engineering and 3D printing track record as first author.
  • Evidence of participation to national and international conferences in the field of tissue engineering, biomaterials and 3D printing

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn’t have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery is a dynamic and diverse team, consisting of dedicated academic surgeons, scientists, and professional staff, all driven by a shared vision to make a significant impact on healthcare and patient outcomes. As part of our commitment to excellence, we offer unparalleled professional development opportunities, enabling our members to excel in research, teaching, and clinical leadership. From cutting-edge discoveries to real-world translation, we cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, including basic and clinical sciences, hospital services, and population health sciences.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via and stay connected with our stories and people on .

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at , with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled “Reasonable Adjustments Request”.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit –

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara via email at , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Advertised: 15 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 22 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Expected salary: $80258 – 108906 per year

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Fri, 16 Feb 2024 07:10:13 GMT

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