Research Officer, Microbial Metablomics
Job no: 0054792
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super
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About the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Bio21 Institute
The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology is located in the Bio21
Institute. The department has exceptionally strong discipline strengths across
the molecular sciences, understanding disease mechanisms, translational
research and drug discovery, and hosts some of the leading
technology/analytical platforms in the country.
About the Role
The McConville laboratory is interested in identifying metabolic processes
in parasitic protists that are essential for virulence and potential drug
targets. This position will utilize advanced metabolomics approaches,
including high resolution mass spectrometry and stable isotope labelling to
identify metabolic pathways in Leishmania parasites and other pathogenic
protists that are essential for virulence and biochemically characterize a
large panel of parasite mutants generated by the McConville group.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is able to:
Work independently on funded research projects in the McConville
laboratory as well as contribute collaboratively to other projects in a
Provide intellectual leadership of the microbial metabolomics research
Be involved in the preparation of manuscripts and oral presentations as
well as co-supervision of research students.
Identify sources of funding to support individual or collaborative
projects, relating to research and engagement practice in the discipline.
This position offers the opportunity to develop as an independent researcher,
with the host lab and department having a strong emphasis on mentorship and
The position is suitable for an individual with strong undergraduate and
Honours/MSc degree in biochemistry/cell biology/microbiology and a PhD in a
related discipline (or near completion of PhD).
You should have strong technical and organizational skills, be able to work
independently as well as collegially within in a large research group, and be
highly engaged in the technical and intellectual advancement of the project.
You should have:
Experience with biological mass spectrometry (metabolomics/proteomics)
and computational biology
Experience in broad range of biochemistry techniques (protein expression,
Authorship on at least one peer-reviewed publication (or equivalent)
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be
part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness
and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards
and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff
and their immediate families
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Advertised: 10 Jan 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 07 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time