Research Fellow

La Trobe University


September 25, 2022


Research Fellow

Job No.: 563788

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full Time
  • 3 years fixed term
  • The Alfred Hospital – Baker Institute
  • Level B - TRP $117,562 - $138,831 pro rata per annum inclusive of 17% superannuation
  • In partnership with the Baker Institute, La Trobe University has established the Baker Department of Cardiovascular Research Translation and Implementation, led by Professor Peter Meikle. This new research fellowship will be situated within the new Department and jointly funded from La Trobe University and the Baker Institute

    About the position

    The successful applicant will be one of a team of researchers and students working on a range of collaborative projects, including the development of lipid modulating therapies for cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing program of work specifically targeted to the modulation of lipid metabolism in cardiovascular disease using a range of preclinical models available at the Baker Institute and La Trobe University.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualifications or research experience.
  • A record of publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions which provide evidence of strong research potential.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, or co-supervise, Honours, Masters and/or PhD students.
  • Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing.
  • High level organisational skills: the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, initiate and follow-up actions, all with minimal or no supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

    How to apply

    Closing date: 11pm Sunday 25th September 2022

    Position Enquiries: Peter Meikle via email:

    Position Description below:

    PD-Postdoctoral Fellow, Baker.pdf

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

    The University's Health and Safety Procedure – COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Measures , requires staff engaged to perform work onsite at La Trobe University to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are exempt from being vaccinated due to a recognised medical contraindication. This position will require the incumbent to work onsite. As such, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the applicant being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and providing satisfactory evidence of their vaccination or exemption status to the University.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description
  • Please scroll down to apply.

    Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future
  • All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and...