Research Fellow, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute

Melbourne, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time 
Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $68,040 - $92,343 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

Established through a joint venture between Monash University and the Victorian Government, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) builds on the University's existing strengths in biomedical research, and supports the critical infrastructure required to deliver the next generation of discoveries in regenerative medicine.

ARMI is located at one of the world's largest regenerative medicine and stem cell research centres, at the Clayton Campus. Its scientists have a focus on unravelling the basic mechanisms of the regenerative process, enabling doctors to prevent, halt and reverse damage to vital organs due to disease, injury or genetic conditions.

ARMI’s Mission is to address the unanswered questions with a multi‐centre, cross‐disciplinary and highly focused approach, for the development of innovative clinical protocols as well as the pursuit of rapid commercial transfer of its technologies related to regenerative medicine. A core element of the ARMI is the creating and supporting the scientific leaders of tomorrow through the Future Scientific Leaders Program based on the model at the world-renowned European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL) established throughout Europe. The program facilitates collaboration between the scientific leaders of today and providing young scientists with the freedom to pursue discovery‐based research and position them to become the scientific leaders of tomorrow.

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute currently has 17 research groups and a total of 270 researchers, students and support staff from 21 different countries. Its location on the Monash University campus offers a highly stimulating biomedical research environment allowing Institute researchers to work closely with other university research organisations including the Monash Institute for Medical Engineering (MIME) and Biomedical Discovery Institute (BDI) and CSIRO, one of Australia’s leading multi‐disciplinary research institutions. The vision promoted at ARMI is to exploit and connect the multi‐disciplinary of its groups, aligning their complementary capacities around 2 key research pipelines; Heart and muscle development and regeneration, Immunity and Regeneration, Stem cells, Cancer and Regeneration and Neural regeneration.

In recent years it has become evident that different cell types organise their microtubules in specific patterns to fulfil specialised functions. However, it remains unkown how microtubules form, re-arrange or switch from a centrosomal to a non- centrosomal organisation during cell differentiation in a physiological 3D environment.

The Zenker group uses innovative live imaging technologies to unravel the real-time processes of microtubule remodelling during embryonic development and tissue formation of mammals.

The successful candidate has to be highly motivated, curious and enthusiastic to achieve excellence in science. The aim is to establish novel model systems reproducing the in vivo environment to perform live imaging experiments. In addition to a high interest in microscopy, the applicant will use methods for computational image analysis, biochemical, histological, cell and molecular biology.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Jennifer Zenker, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, +61 3 9905 3638.

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow

Closing Date

Thursday 3 January 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT