Research Associate, Electrophysiology Position at UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

School of Humanities

  • An excellent opportunity for a researcher to work in the Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Laboratory at UWA and enhance your research skills in this rewarding position
  • Full-time on a 12-month fixed-term contract
  • Level A Stage 8, $93,653 per year plus superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious group of eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research experience, a dynamic campus and working environments, backed by the freedom to “innovate and inspire”, there’s no better time to join the best university in Western Australia.

About the team

The School of Humanities was created in 2017 from the merger of the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. The school is one of the largest in the university and contributes significantly to BSc majors in Human Anatomy and Biology, Exercise and Health, Physiology, Neuroscience, Medical Science, and Sports Science. The School also plays a key role in delivering doctoral programs in medicine, dentistry and podiatric medicine.

About the Opportunity

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Laboratory of the School of Human Sciences. We are looking for an experienced electrophysiologist to work on the characterization of L-type calcium channel function in mouse CRISPR expression systems and mutant models. Experience in animal physiology and biochemistry is also highly desirable.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree and graduate degree in Biophysics and/or Physiology or Pharmacology or Molecular Sciences
  • Experience with patch-clamp measurement of ion channels, single-channel and/or macroscopic currents and pClamp software
  • Experience in animal physiology (measurement of cardiac contractile function by left ventricular catheterization, echocardiography) and in biochemistry (immunoblot and/or western blot technique, fluorescent detection of calcium and/or mitochondrial function) is highly desirable
  • Experience and willingness to supervise students and/or staff

About you

You will show initiative and work productively within a team, have well-developed communication skills, and be willing to apply for competitive grants for travel and workshop attendance. Prior experience in animal physiology and biochemistry will be highly appreciated.

Full details of position responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the job description. Please review the job description before applying.

You must meet the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to help you compile statements to meet the selection criteria, please see Meeting the Selection Criteria.

Closing Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022

This position is open to international candidates.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child-friendly areas on campus, including daycares. Flexible work arrangements, part-time schedules and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded bronze employer status for being one of the top ten employers for LGBTI inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
  • UWA also received Athena Swan Bronze accreditation in 2020.

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