At MACSYS, we are dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion within our organisation. We champion family-friendly work practices and policies, and a welcoming work environment. Additionally, we offer pathways for skill development, mentoring, opportunities for collaboration with industry partners, and financial support programs for people with caregiving responsibilities.


A list of Current Opportunities can be found below!

PhD Opportunities

We offer numerous PhD opportunities with generous top-up scholarships and stipends across our five Nodes. Our students have opportunities to visit other MACSYS Nodes, be hosted overseas with our international partners, and contribute to multi-disciplinary research portfolios. Please familiarise yourself with the admission requirements at the relevant Node as you must meet these requirements to be considered for a PhD opportunity.

Research Staff Opportunities

Our research staff are specialists in a range of areas including mathematics, data science, biology, experimental lab work, and software development supporting the development of whole-cell models. Their responsibilities include co-supervising Masters and PhD students, collaborating with industry partners, and effectively communicating and disseminating research outcomes. Early-career researchers at MACSYS have the exciting opportunity to lead research projects within their portfolios and access competitive research funding to support their work.

Professional Staff Opportunities

Our professional staff team comprises of the Chief Operating Officer, Centre Coordinator, Node Administrators and operational specialists in Finance, Outreach, Research Translation, and Media and Communications. This dedicated team plays a key role in supporting the realisation of our research, outreach and media engagement activities, and developing research translation opportunities with our industry partners.

Associate Investigators

An Associate Investigator is a member employed at a research institution in Australia or overseas. These individuals are either self-nominated or nominated by an MACSYS Chief Investigator and subsequently approved by the MACSYS Executive Committee. Associate Investigators play a significant role within MACSYS. This involvement may take the form of collaborating on projects with MACSYS researchers or serving as a co-supervisor for MACSYS students.


Current Opportunities 

2 X MACSYS Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (Level B).

These roles will provide core scientific expertise in Stochastic Cell Dynamics and Algebraic Biology/ Hypergraphs and assist in the coordination of MACSYS activities.

The construction of Whole Cell Models is a substantial undertaking and will require Senior Post-Doctoral Researchers who can completely focus on research and coordinating activities. This will be of critical importance for MACSYS projects, wherein such models are planned and executed, and flagship papers then assembled, written, refined and submitted for publication. Both positions will require expertise and experience in model construction. These posts are expected to play an essential role in research continuity and will provide day-to-day mentoring of the MACSYS Early Career Researchers and Higher Degree Research Students. They will also be able to co-supervise MACSYS Doctoral, Masters and Honours degree students.

One of the positions is reserved for suitably qualified candidates who identify as women (cis and trans gender), non-binary, or gender diverse (in accordance with the special measure H103/2014 provided for under Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC)).

Applications close: 28 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

More information can be found here.