Research Assistant in Immunology
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation
The Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne seeks a Research Assistant to work with A/Prof Sammy Bedoui in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. We are interested in understanding the relationship between microbial metabolites and the responsiveness of T cells to immunotherapy.
With support and guidance from senior academic staff, the Research Assistant will apply a number of different experimental procedures examine murine and human T cell responses using specialised techniques, including flow cytometry, metabolic assessments (metabolic flux, mass spectrometry), murine in vivo approaches and cell sorting. Furthermore, the Research Assistant will be asked to test new approaches, design experiments, address technical problems, consult scientific literature, maintain well-documented lab records and contribute to the preparation of research manuscripts and animal ethics applications.
The candidate will also contribute, as a team member, to general lab maintenance, including wash-up, maintaining catalogues and stocks or communal reagents. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic with a strong interest in immunology and infectious diseases. They must have exceptional organisational skills, possess the ability to work within a team atmosphere and be a self-starter.
Advertised: 01 Mar 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 17 Mar 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time