Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

We are currently seeking Senior Research Fellows/ Academic Level C in stem cells and regenerative medicine – join us as we strengthen our research program. Apply now.

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The University of Melbourne is a major hub for stem cell research, and the administrating institute for Stem Cells Australia. Our researchers and affiliates focus on stem cell-based models of kidney, blood, eye, ear, heart, liver, skeletal muscle, endocrine tissues, the immune system, and enteric neurons.

Our stem cell researchers are applying stem cell biology to both disease modelling and regenerative medicine. This includes the development of stem cell treatments for neurological diseases, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Using both patient-derived and genetically modified stem cells, we have projects in understanding the genetic basis of congenital disease (e.g. in kidney, brain, gut and heart) and to develop treatments for breast, lung, pancreatic and blood cancers. We are also developing novel treatments for pain and age-related vision loss.

A major research focus is the merger between stem cell and synthetic biology. Using state of the art molecular profiling, we are building computational models of organogenesis and using these to refine direct differentiation in a dish and create next generation cell types. This is being led by the Centre for Stem Cell Systems.

The University of Melbourne is also leading Australia in patient advocacy and policy development around unregulated stem cell treatments.

The University of Melbourne is seeking new researchers at academic level C who can join in and benefit from our developing critical mass of research talent and facilities for stem cells and regenerative medicine research. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • neurogenesis, neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration
  • mammalian synthetic biology
  • stem cell models, particularly in eye, neuron, skeletal muscle and intestine
  • angiogenesis and the blood brain barrier
  • stem cell tissue engineering

Applications are open until 24th July 2018 and will require a:

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Key partners, schools and centres at the University of Melbourne involved in stem cells and regenerative medicine:

Centre for Stem Cell Systems

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

Department of Physiology

Department of Pharmacology

Department of Paediatrics

Department of Molecular Medicine

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Law

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research

Centre for Eye Research Australia