Job opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow at RegNet

6th July 2023

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The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow who is passionate about advancing the recognition of Indigenous bio-cultural resources within current Australian IP and regulatory frameworks, drawing on a case study of one of the earliest Aboriginal medicine projects to have commenced on a path towards commercial development. Grounded in strong Indigenous governance, this project will produce outputs that will have wide significance for the recognition and commercial development of Indigenous bio-cultural resources, nationally and internationally.

This postdoctoral position is part of an ARC-funded research project ‘Investigating barriers and pathways to commercial development of Indigenous traditional medicines’ which is a collaboration between ANU, Deakin and Griffith universities. The project brings together leading experts in law, Indigenous governance, medical anthropology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical regulation, Indigenous Research Collaborators, a complimentary medicine consultant and a team of experienced filmmakers to investigate and document the key barriers impeding the translation of Traditional Knowledge (TK) of traditional medicinal plants into commercial opportunities.

Our Ideal Candidate

While this position is not specifically Indigenous identified, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. People who may not have extensive research experience but bring substantial skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community development programs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lived experience and aspirations to build skills and develop a career in Indigenous governance research would be considered highly suitable and should detail these assets in their application.

To enquire about this opportunity, please contact Dr Virginia Marshall at

View the position description and selection criteria here.

Applications close 30 July 2023.

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet