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Career Opportunities: R&D Scientist (Biomaterials Development)

Position: R&D Scientist (Biomaterials Development)

Company: Gelomics Pty Ltd

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Job Type: Full time

Salary: $80,000 - $90,000

About Gelomics: Gelomics is a pioneering biotech startup with a small yet highly dedicated team, committed to accelerating drug development by enabling scientists to grow human tissues in a petri dish. We are at the forefront of innovation, offering ethical, cost-effective, and predictive alternatives to animal testing.

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated R&D Scientist with expertise in Biomaterials Development, particularly in the area of click- and photocrosslinkable hydrogels. The successful candidate will play a vital role in our research and development efforts, contributing to the creation and optimization of innovative materials and technologies.


  • Biomaterials Development: Lead the development and characterization of photo- and click-crosslinkable hydrogels and other biomaterials, aligning with Gelomics' objectives and quality standards.

  • Cell Culture and Analysis: Conduct 3D cell culture experiments and utilize advanced analysis methods, including mechanical testing and rheology.

  • Research Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering and quality assurance, to ensure cohesive product development.

  • Innovation and Problem-Solving: Apply innovative thinking and scientific expertise to solve complex problems and drive continuous improvement.

  • Documentation and Compliance: Maintain comprehensive research documentation, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

  • Technology Transfer: Facilitate the transfer of developed technologies to production, ensuring scalability and manufacturability.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biomaterials Development, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, or a related field.

  • Extensive demonstrated experience with biomaterials development, synthesis, purification, assessment, and application, particularly relating to click- or photocrosslinkable hydrogels.

  • Proficiency in cell culture techniques and analysis methods.

  • Experience with mechanical testing and rheology preferred.

  • Demonstrated track record of high-quality research outputs.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

Location and Work Authorization Requirements:

  • The candidate must be based in, or willing to relocate to, Brisbane, Australia, or nearby areas.

  • The candidate must possess full working rights in Australia.

Why Join Gelomics?

Become part of a dynamic startup that is reshaping the future of drug development. At Gelomics, you will have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects that have a real-world impact. We offer competitive compensation with Employee Share Option Plan, a collaborative environment that fosters innovation and growth, and excellent opportunities for career progression into executive positions.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and relevant portfolio or project examples to The application deadline is 10/11/2023.

Gelomics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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