Research Officer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jul 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job no:0062961
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
Academic A – $101,648 - $113,262 p.a. (pro rata for part time) p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
The Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne is seeking a postdoctoral research officer for the Chung Lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The role focuses on characterising antibody responses against infectious and autoimmune diseases to develop vaccines and therapeutics. The successful candidate, with a PhD in immunology or a related field, will drive research projects, design experiments, and contribute to manuscript preparation and student supervision.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
The ideal candidate has strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent attention to detail, and initiative. They are comfortable managing stakeholders and handling large amounts of experimental data, demonstrating strong organisational skills.

You will also have:

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

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your New Team – School of Biomedical Sciences

At the School of Biomedical Sciences, we are at the forefront of biomedical research and education. With three departments and 85 research groups, we are dedicated to creating an innovative and inclusive academic environment. Our mission is to lay the foundation for new generations of biomedical researchers, advancing human health locally and globally. We strive to promote collegiality, excellence in research and education, and attract a diverse and talented academic workforce. Join us in leading the revolution in biomedicine, translating research into life-transforming healthcare.

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!

About the University of Melbourne
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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.