First listed on: 22 July 2021

Research Scientist - Biomedical Devices


The Opportunity

  • Design & develop next-generation biomedical devices
  • Access state of the art facilities and technologies
  • Immerse yourself in an inclusive and diverse culture that offers great flexibility

CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit brings together multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering capabilities using world-class infrastructure to partner with industry in order to develop innovative products and processes to allow Australian manufacturers to be globally competitive and environmentally sustainable. The Biomedical Manufacturing Research Program works with biomedical companies to deliver new medical treatments and technologies that benefit millions of people in Australia and overseas, helping them live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Next generation biomedical devices, ranging from biosensors to implantable devices, require the integration of multidisciplinary skills, ranging from nanostructured materials to coatings and the control of biointerfacial interactions. Moreover, progress in this field requires the evaluation of biological responses in vitro and, if required, in vivo. The translation of next generation biomedical devide technologies will be facilitated by CSIRO’s Biomedical Materials Translational Facility (BMTF). 

Your duties will include:

  • Design and development of next generation biomedical device technologies
  • Design and manufacture of next-generation coatings on biomedical devices.  
  • Development of novel theranostic technology platforms. 
  • Detailed characterisation experiments. 
  • Evaluation of biological responses in vitro and in vivo. 
  • Liaise with clients to determine their needs and take personal responsibility for client satisfaction.  
  • Under limited direction, assist in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carry out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation.  
  • Present results in a meaningful format, prepare reports for clients and/or write scientific papers for publication.   

Location: Clayton, Melbourne
Salary: AU$100k – AU$108k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 75634

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as Chemistry, Materials Science, Biomedical Science or related disciplines; with relevant postdoctoral research experience in the field of biomedical devices and theranostics. 
  • Demonstrated experience in organic and polymer chemistry. 
  • Proven experience in surface modification and analysis. 
  • Demonstrated experience in diagnostic technologies. 
  • Proven experience in mammalian cell culture methods. 
  • Experience in bacterial culture methods, animal experiments (including ethics approvals), and obtaining funding from competitive sources would be desirable.

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. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

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

22 August 2021, 11:00pm AEST

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