Research Fellow - Cryo-EM of Membrane Proteins

University of Melbourne
February 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 2 yea
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Research Fellow - Cryo-EM of Membrane Proteins

Job no: 0061131 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology Salary: Level A - $80,258 - $ 108,906.00 p.a. OR Level B - $ $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Cutting-edge cryo-EM research on HIV Env and antibody interactions, fostering breakthrough AIDS treatments.
  • Collaborative, state-of-the-art environment for professional growth in structural biology.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role This opportunity is tailor-made for a driven post-doctoral researcher passionate about delving into the intricacies of molecular machines. Joining Assoc. Prof Rouiller's esteemed team means immersing yourself in cutting-edge research using cryo-EM techniques to unlock the secrets of HIV Env glycoprotein and its interactions with antibodies and small molecules. As a pivotal member, you'll steer two crucial projects, exploring vulnerable HIV Env conformations and dissecting interactions with various antibodies—a role that not only contributes to scientific advancement but also paves the way for groundbreaking therapeutic possibilities in AIDS treatment.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Independently design and carry out experiments focused on completion of research project aims, including sample preparation and cryo-EM data collection.
  • Analyse experimental data independently and in a timely manner, including 3DEM map generation, analysis if structural heterogeneity when present and model building.
  • Present and communicate experimental plans and their execution effectively to chief investigators and collaborators.
  • Seek funding opportunities such as fellowships, early career grants and travel bursaries and assist their supervisor with large grant applications.
  • Who We Are Looking For You have a knack for organisation, driving project success. Your initiative shines in independent work. Your meticulous record-keeping defines reliability.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent qualifications/experience in the study of membrane proteins using biochemistry, molecular biology and/or structural biology.
  • Experience in mammalian expression systems, membrane protein purification and reconstitution in membrane mimetic systems.
  • Strong background in structural biology and biochemistry.
  • Track record of scientific writing, data preparation and figure preparation for publications and grant applications.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team - Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology is a dynamic and vibrant hub of research and teaching, focused on advancing the molecular understanding of biology and disease. Our interdisciplinary approach and extensive expertise enable us to tackle complex challenges in translational research, drug discovery, and development. By consolidating our research activities, we offer a fertile ground for collaboration and innovation. As we expand our teaching portfolio, there are exciting opportunities to develop new courses that leverage our joint areas of expertise. Join us in making a lasting impact on scientific discovery, education, and the development of life-changing therapies.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara Amini via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 16 Jan 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 13 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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