Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences

Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

About the role:

An exciting 2-year fixed term opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit public health laboratory, to support COVID-19 translational research activities within the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL), the Peter Doherty Institute, relevant to the application of SARS-CoV-2 genomics to public health microbiology and epidemiology.

MDU PHL sits is one of Victoria’s public health laboratories responsible for providing the highest quality microbiological services, including pathogen genomics to identify, investigate and control protect and improve the public’s current and emerging public health threats posed by infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and biological agents of security concern.

About you:

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent Skills and Experience required to fulfill the position:
  • Experience in epidemiological data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Understanding of the application of genomics to public health
  • Understanding of bioinformatics analysis of genomic data
  • Ability to analyse data and solve problems in a reproducible manner
  • Strong organisational skills (including working in multidisciplinary teams) and accurate recording and analysis of data
  • Experience in contributing to the development and writing of publications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and interact in a courteous and effective manner with scientific, administrative and support staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated by presentation and publication track record

Position Description


Applications close: 21 Jul 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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