Postdoctoral Fellow - Physiology
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
1d ago

Postdoctoral Fellow - Physiology-2102606

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

About us / Mō mātou

Since its establishment in 1905 the Department of Physiology has grown to become one of the largest Departments in the University, being home to approximately 100 staff.

It makes major contributions to the undergraduate and postgraduate education of students in science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medical lab sciences, nutrition, and physical education.

The role / Te mahi

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a strong background in cardiovascular research to join our team.

The successful candidate will work on a Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand funded project led by Dr Jeff Erickson.

The project will investigate the role to measure contractility of muscle fibers and isolated hearts.

Skills and experience / Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

  • Have completed a PhD in a cardiovascular-related field.
  • An ideal skill-base will include prior experience making ex vivo physiological measurements of cardiac function and protein / molecular biology experience.
  • Generic skills required include strong aptitude for animal care and handling, stereotaxic surgery, behavioural monitoring, and drug administration.
  • A thorough approach to laboratory practice and recordkeeping is essential.
  • Evidence of ability to prepare scientific papers for publication is also required.
  • The project requires a high-level of personal independent input and the ability to work co-operatively with other team members to reach the research goals.

    Further details / Pūroko

    This position is full-time, fixed term for 36 months. The position is available from 1 March 2022 (negotiable).

    You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

    Please direct specific enquiries to Associate Professor Jeff Erickson, Department of Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, via the contact details below.

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