Post-doctoral research fellowship
Department of Physiology, UoA
An exciting opportunity is available to join a vibrant research group conducting bench-to-bedside translational research and on a quest to discover fundamental mechanisms of cardiovascular & respiratory disease. The project involves using state-of-the-art imaging combined with electrophysiological recording of signalling mechanisms within the carotid body in animal models of cardiovascular disease. A talented researcher with experience in dynamic confocal imaging of living tissue and neurophysiology is being sought.
The project involves using state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging of the carotid body, a small organ that detects oxygen levels in the blood, in combination with patch clamp recording in a range of novel in situ and in vitro preparations. The project includes in vivo gene transfer, optogenetics and pharmacogenetics.
The ideal candidate will have well-developed scientific skills, 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. The position is funded by a grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand in the Department of Physiology at the University of Auckland.
Device development/prototyping engineer
Two positions are available in Apercure Surgical, a spin-out company based in Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
- One position is full time, 6 month contract for someone who has completed their Masters/PhD within the last year and is interested in gaining experience in the medical device field.
- The second is a full time, 6 month contract with possible extension, for someone with experience in instrumentation, prototyping or medical device development.
More details: Advertisement-Apercure.pdf (9 downloads)
Anyone interested in either of these roles, please contact Bruce Stokes: email@example.com