Research Officer, Microbial Metablomics

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 11, 2022

Job Description:

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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:

This position offers the opportunity to develop as an independent researcher, with the host lab and department having a strong emphasis on mentorship and career development.

About You
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:

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:

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