First listed on: 26 November 2020

Research Scientist - Biomedical Devices 

The Opportunity

  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Manufacturing!
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

The role of Research Scientist Staff in CSIRO is to conduct innovative research leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO’s strategies. You may be engaged in scientific activity ranging from fundamental research to the investigation of specific industry or community problems. You will have the opportunity to build and maintain networks, play a lead role in securing project funds, provide scientific leadership and pursue new ideas and approaches that create new concepts.

The Research Scientist – Biomedical Devices will be part of a team that is focused on the development of new and improved biomedical device technologies, and here in particular coating technologies that are able to control the biological response. This position will be focused in particular on the development of technologies that modulate the foreign body response (FBR), which is often observed in the context of medical devices and often leads to reduced function or failure of the devices.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing antifibrotic coatings for application on medical devices.
  • Characterising bulk and surface properties.
  • Evaluating drug release profiles.
  • Evaluating the biological response in vitro and in vivo.
  • Working closely with academic collaborators as well as industry partners.
  • Supervision and lab management. 
  • Under limited direction, assisting in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carrying out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation.
  • Presenting results in a meaningful format, preparing reports for clients and/or writing scientific papers for publication. 
  • Addressing problems promptly and in a constructive manner, selecting the most profitable lines of attack upon a problem, preparing detailed design proposals and experimental protocols.

Location: Clayton, VIC
Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 2 years (full-time)
Reference: 70429

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline area, such as chemistry, materials science or biomedical engineering.
  • Postdoctoral research experience in a discipline area that is relevant to biomedical devices.
  • Demonstrated experience related to surface modification and surface characterisation.
  • Previous experience in the evaluation of biological responses in vitro and in vivo.
  • Demonstrated experience related to bioconjugation techniques.
  • Previous experience in drug delivery.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.


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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

9th December 2020, 11:59pm AEDT

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