16 Sep 2020

Fixed-term Research Fellow in Physiology – 3 Year Fixed Term – Faculty of Medical & Health Science

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Job Description

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led University.  Established in 1883, it is an international centre of learning and academic excellence.

Our standing as New Zealand’s leading tertiary institution is the result of our people. With 6,000 staff and 42,000 students, the University of Auckland is a large and complex organisation, with an absolute commitment to academic excellence.

The Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences consists of six schools, including
Schools of Nursing, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Population Health, Optometry and Vision Science, and the School of Medicine. Each school has internationally recognised excellence in their research.

The faculty’s efforts see the University of Auckland rated among the top 1% of Clinical and Biomedical research institutions globally. The latest QS rankings have the University of Auckland ranked 83rd in the world. The University of Auckland is also the highest ranked university in New Zealand for its research.

Job Description

A talented researcher with experience in neurophysiology and cardiovascular physiology is being sought to join a world class research team on a quest to discover the therapeutic potential of a novel mechanisms to suppress cardiac sympathetic activity and whether this has potential as new anti-arrhythmic strategy.

The project involves studies of the stellate ganglion using mass spectrometry, microinfusion, imaging, and patch clamp recording in a novel in situ preparation. The project also includes using radio-telemetry and in vivo gene transfer, optogenetics/pharmacogenetics as well as proof of concept translational trials.

The ideal candidate will be able to start with us as soon as possible and will have some of the skills described above and confidence to tackle technical and scientific problems. S/he must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to perform both self-directed and guided research. An ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must. S/he will join a highly vibrant research group conducting bench-to-bedside translational research.

The position is funded by a three-year project grant (Novel potential anti-arrhythmic agent) from the Health Research Council of New Zealand in the Department of Physiology at the University of Auckland.

For more detailed information on the role accountabilities and requirements, please review this Position Description 

Why work with us:

As New Zealand’s leading university, we are committed to providing an excellent working environment through
● Five weeks’ annual leave per annum.
● Flexible employment practices
● Career development programmes.
● A diverse and inclusive working environment that directly contributes to improving the lives of students

We also offer discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted onsite childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information on the benefits of working here, please see our Staff Benefits page.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Tuesday, 6th October 2020 (NZST).  Please include in a Research Statement within your application.

Additional Information

The Benefits of living in Auckland

Auckland’s harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, whilst the University’s close proximity to New Zealand’s major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high-quality schools, it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. For additional details please click HERE.
In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19, the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.  

 It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Tuesday, 6th October 2020

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job expires in 16 days.

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