Research Fellow-Antibody Glycosylation in Malaria

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Feb 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0061477
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Infectious Diseases, Melbourne Medical School
Level A – $101,460 - $108,906 pa (pro rata for part-time) p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
Join our dynamic team at the Department of Infectious Diseases, based at the prestigious Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. We're excited to offer an unparalleled opportunity for an accomplished Post Doctoral Scientist to contribute to a cutting-edge NHMRC-funded project, focusing on characterising antigen-specific antibody glycosylation in clinical samples from pregnant women and young children exposed to Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection. Under the guidance of Prof Stephen Rogerson, A/Prof Nichollas Scott and Dr Elizabeth Aitken, you'll be at the forefront of developing techniques to unravel the mysteries of afucosylated antibodies and their interactions with human leukocytes, shedding light on immunity to malaria and potentially informing our understanding of viral infections like SARS-CoV2, influenza, and dengue.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You demonstrate excellent scientific writing, strong oral communication, and outstanding organisational skills, maintaining diligent data records. Motivated by the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

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

Your New Team – Department of Infectious Diseases
The Department of Infectious Diseases at the Peter Doherty Institute conducts impactful research on global health challenges, including antimicrobial resistance, HIV, tuberculosis, and emerging infectious diseases. Join our collaborative team of diverse researchers, make a difference in patient outcomes, and contribute to shaping public health policies. Together, we strive for excellence, innovation, and integrity in advancing our understanding and combatting infectious diseases.

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 out our benefits page!

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

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