Research Fellow in Physiology

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Physiology
  • Advert Closing Date: 03/11/2019
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55560377

Job Description

Research Fellow - Cellular & Molecular Cardiology Lab

Applications are invited for a research fellow to work in the field of cardiac research in the Department of Physiology, based on the Grafton campus. This role will enable an outstanding emerging scientist to undertake pre-clinical experimental research within the area of cardiac pathophysiology in diabetes and heart failure. This position is for researchers who have completed a PhD, preferably in the field of cardiac or cardiovascular physiology. Technical expertise in molecular biology, cell culture, and isolated heart preparations, is highly desired.

We are looking for an eager and enthusiastic scientist with evidence of a quality publication record, with excellent communication skills and willingness to provide leadership. This is a full time role (40 hours per week) for two years with a preferred start date of January 2020.

For further information please refer to the attached Job Description or contact: Dr Kimberley Mellor on

Additional Information

The University of Auckland is dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work life balance. As such we offer benefits such as research and study leave, wide range of leadership and development programmes, subsidised car parking, childcare and medical insurance; generous annual leave and recreation centre facilities.

Based in the heart of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city, The University of Auckland has the most comprehensive range of courses in the country with teaching and research conducted over eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes; Business and Economics, Engineering, Science, Arts, Education, Law, Creative Arts and Industries, the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences; and two large-scale research institutes: the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and the Liggins Institute. It is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution and has key linkages with many of the world’s top research intensive universities.

The academic faculties are supported by a number of service divisions, including Libraries and Learning Services, Property Services, ITS, Human Resources, Campus Life and the International Office. Auckland UniServices Ltd, our research commercialisation company, is recognised internationally for its achievements in transferring the outcomes of our research to industry.

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How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 17 November 2019 to be considered. Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.

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