Parkville, Maryland
$37.10 - 50.34 An Hour
Posted 27 September, 2022
Research Fellow
University of Melbourne
Parkville Full Time
Work within the Wells Laboratory and conduct supervised research using pluripotent stem cells to model macrophage biology

Job no: 0057175
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Anatomy and Physiology
Salary: Level A - $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) 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 Department of Anatomy and Physiology
The Department of Anatomy and Physiology has only recently come into fruition and is an amalgamation between the Departments of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Physiology. Both Departments have long and illustrious history and have come together to produce a Department with a remarkable breadth and depth in research expertise that underpin our key research themes of neuroscience, metabolism and cardiovascular sciences, muscle biology, and cell biology.

The goal of the combined department is to remain at the forefront of scientific research aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human body in health and disease, employing novel and imaginative research methods.

About the Role
The Research Fellow will work within the Wells Laboratory on NHMRC funded research. The role will conduct supervised research using pluripotent stem cells to model macrophage biology. The role will also require the provision of support for research projects and programs within the laboratory, including administration and maintenance and use of information systems.

Responsibilities include:

Working as a member of an interdisciplinary research team to further the broader research goals of the Wells laboratory
Performing research experiments related to innate immune function including but not limited to techniques such as cell culture, molecular biology, RNA/protein extraction and analysis, flow cytometry and microscopy
Contributing to the authorship of conference and seminar papers and publications, and represent the laboratory through conference attendance or presentations, and cross-institutional seminars where appropriate
Demonstrating responsible and independent research towards the goals of the laboratory, by developing research aimed at characterising training of myeloid cells in epithelial organoids

About You
You will be an experienced research fellow with experience and expertise in pluripotent stem cell culture or human macrophage biology. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills allow you to demonstrate effective research collaboration and engagement. Your strong organisational skills allow you to maintain accurate and detailed laboratory records, and manage competing priorities.

You will also have:

PhD in relevant area with demonstrated experience
Demonstrated ability to apply research methodologies and quantitative/qualitative data analysis
A proven ability to work with senior researchers to design, perform and analyse experiments in a timely manner
Demonstrated ability to articulate scholarly research through public presentations

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:

Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
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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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

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]

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