Aotearoa Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Aotearoa Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Who are we?

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University, with a turnover of $1.1bn,
including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The Centre for Brain Research fosters neuroscience research through a collaboration across the entire University of Auckland. Scientists, Doctors and students work at every level; from the laboratory to the clinic to the wh?nau and the community, enabling us to provide novel insights on how the brain stimulates, controls and interacts with the rest of the body. Details of the core research activities, projects and strategic objectives of the CBR are available on the website:

The Opportunity

We seek a candidate who has completed a PhD or equivalent postgraduate research degree and has up to six years of active postdoctoral research experience. These fellowships are usually awarded to candidates with three to six years of experience, but in exceptional circumstances we will consider recently qualified candidates with a stellar record or those with more than six years of postdoctoral experience.
This prestigious personal award is a Post-doctoral Fellowship funded by the Aotearoa Foundation to recognise an outstanding emerging scientist who has shown the potential to be a research leader of the highest international calibre. The fellowship will assist them to develop an independent research programme and develop a career as a future research leader.

Research projects are available in any area of neuroscience aligned with the CBR’s research themes. Before applying applicants should contact a CBR principal investigator( to discuss the proposed research project and gain their endorsement.

Fellowship purpose:
This Fellowship is one of a number funded by the Aotearoa Foundation to enable an outstanding emerging Scientist to develop an independent research programme at the University of Auckland and as a future research leader. We are especially interested in applicants whose work will facilitate the centre’s strategic goals (,and which bridge clinical and biomedical research spheres. The Post-Doctoral Fellow is expected to develop research leadership skills and research independence during the fellowship and the centre provides opportunities to assist in developing these skills.

Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • flexible employment practices
  • career development programmes
  • a competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

How to apply

Applications close on Friday, 29 March 2019.
For further information and to apply online please visit

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Direct enquiries only
please – no agencies.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.