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Postdoctoral Researcher, Bioinformatics and Human Neurobiology

Posted date: 19 / 04 / 2022

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI496
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Sunday, 29 May 2022
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Full-Time, 3 Year Contract

About the role

Salary Range: $75,000 - $95,000

Plus salary packaging available


The Bardy lab is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow with a strong track record and interest in bioinformatics and human neurobiology. The Bardy lab’s cutting-edge research focuses on modelling human neurological disorders in vitro with patient-derived brain tissue.

The primary focus of this project will be on evaluating the potential of electro-pharmaceutics to improve cell repair in Parkinson’s disease. In addition, there will be opportunities to contribute to projects on childhood-onset dementia and brain cancer and the development of innovative stem cell biotechnologies.

The candidate will work in a vibrant and collaborative team with state-of-the-art equipment located at SAHMRI to contribute to the analysis of patient-derived neurons. We will provide the candidate with in-depth training in human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), electrophysiology, neurobiology, high-content imaging and robotised drug screening.

Mentoring for career progression will be provided by SAHMRI, Flinders University and A/Prof Cedric Bardy. The position and research project is fully funded for three years with possibilities for extension.


About You

All candidates with a strong track record are encouraged to apply if they have specific qualifications in at least one or more of the following areas:

  • Programming (e.g., python, R, Matlab)
  • Bioinformatics/data analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Molecular biology, Genomics
  • Human induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Neurobiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurodegenerative disease


We expect the candidate to have:

  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Ability to complete tasks efficiently and meet project milestone deadlines
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to publications in high impact journals


Please include the following in your application:


At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

As a not-for-profit organisation, SAHMRI employees are able to access salary packaging options up to $15,900. Salary packaging lets you pay for things like the everyday costs of living with money from your salary before tax. This reduces your taxable income, meaning you could pay less tax and take home more of what you earn. For more information on salary packaging please see the Maxxia website.

For the safety and wellbeing of our employees and our community you will need to comply with SAHMRI’s Immunisation Policy which includes, wherever possible, that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you have any queries specific to your circumstances.

For more information, please contact Alexandra James at


Applications close: 11:29pm ACST Sunday 29 May 2022


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

Applications close Sunday, 29 May 2022


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