Research Assistant

 
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 13, 2023
Medicine

Job Description:

Job no: 0058372
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term until 31 December 2023
Faculty:
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: The Doherty Institute, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences
Salary:
Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Doherty Institute, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is one of the departments within the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

The Doherty Institute is a world-class institute combining research in infectious disease and immunity with teaching excellence, reference laboratory diagnostic services, epidemiology and clinical services. It is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

A new, purpose-built building for the Doherty Institute was completed in early 2014. The members of the Doherty include the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory of the University of Melbourne, the Victorian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System, The Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, The Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, and The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza.

About the Role
The Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne seeks a Research Assistant to work with Associate Professor Linda Wakim in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

With support and guidance from senior academic staff, the Research Assistant will apply a number of different experimental procedures to characterize the T cell responses to a range of microorganisms using specialised techniques, including flow cytometry, vaccination and infection of mice and cell sorting. The candidate will also contribute, as a team member, to general lab maintenance, including wash-up, maintaining catalogues and stocks or communal reagents.

Responsibilities include:


About You
You possess strong organisational skills and accurately record and analyse data generated from research undertaken. You have the demonstrated ability to work as a member of a research team and interact in a courteous and effective manner with academic, administrative and support staff.

You will also have:

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].