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Postdoctoral Researchers, Human Neurobiology, Electrophysiology, Bioinformatics

Posted date: 20 / 12 / 2022

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI562
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Sunday, 19 Mar 2023
  • Contact LLHCOG@sahmri.com
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  • World-class pre-clinical neuroscience research in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Innovative projects on pediatric and adult neurodegenerative disorders and brain cancer
  • Attractive salary, cutting-edge facilities and well-funded projects

About the role

The Bardy lab is looking for Postdoctoral Fellows with a strong track record and interest in bioinformatics, electrophysiology 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 to discover/evaluate electro-pharmaceutics for Parkinson’s disease, childhood-onset dementia and brain cancer. In addition, there will be opportunities to innovate stem cell biotechnologies to model the human brain in vitro.

The candidates 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.

Mentoring for career progression will be provided. The position and research project is fully funded for two years with possibilities for extension. The start date is flexible.

Salary: $80,000 - $110,000; guide only - negotiable based on qualifications and experience (e.g., track record of grant/publication success, skills).

More information about the host laboratory can be found at www.bardylab.com


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:

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


We expect the candidates to have:

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team and supervise research students
  • Attention to detail and scientific research integrity
  • Ability to complete tasks efficiently and meet project deadlines
  • Ability to contribute innovative publications in high-impact scientific journals
  • PhD or equivalent skills relevant to the qualifications outlined above
  • At least 2 years’ relevant work experience


When applying, we recommend you have the following prepared:


For more information, please contact Alexandra James at LLHCOG@sahmri.com


Applications close: 11:29pm ACDT Sunday 19 March 2023


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.

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

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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, 19 Mar 2023

Contact LLHCOG@sahmri.com

Apply now

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