Research Position in the La Trobe Institute for Agriculture and Food

Melbourne, Australia
21 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Be part of the team that delivers on our commitment to transnational research & research training

Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture (ARC MedAg Hub)

The ARC MedAg Hub is the first of its kind in Australia. The $24+ million initiative, supported by Australian government, industry and university funds, aims to transform the production of high quality, plant-derived therapeutics into an integrated, Australia-wide industry that spans primary producers and manufacturers.

The ARC MedAg Hub comprises a multidisciplinary team of university and institute researchers along with industry partners. In collaboration with industry, the Hub addresses cultivation, germplasm generation, phenotyping, multi-omics, novel extraction technologies and chemistries, through to the discovery and functional characterisation of novel lead compounds, metabolites (cannabinoids and terpenes) and peptides.

To view further information about the centre and its future plans at La Trobe University, go to the ARC MedAg Hub website here:

About the roles

The ARC MedAg Hub headquartered  at La Trobe University’s AgriBio Building is seeking committed and innovative researchers to join our world-class capability.

 The centre is seeking the following Level A/6 research positions:

  • Research Associate – Biochemist/Enzymology

Contact Person- Dr Travis Beddoe Ph +61 (03) 9032 7400, E:

  • Research Associate – Computational Biologist

Contact Person- Dr Mathew G. Lewsey, Ph: +61 (03) 9032 7467, E:

Research Associate - Molecular Biologist, Plant Transformation

Contact Person- Dr Monika Doblin  Ph +61 (03) 9032 7422

  • Research Associate – Chemical Engineer

Contact Person- Dr Monika Doblin Ph +61 (03) 9032 7422, E:

The centre is seeking the following professional positions:

  • Research Assistant - Plant cultivation and phenotyping

 Contact Person- Prof Jim Whelan Ph:+61 (03) 9032 7488, E:

  • Research Assistant - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Contact Person- Prof Jim Whelan Ph:+61 (03) 9032 7488, E:

  •  Bioinformatician - Plant Phenotyping

Contact Person- Prof Jim Whelan Ph:+61 (03) 9032 7488, E:

  •  Technical and Marketing Engineer - Plant Phenotyping

Contact Person- Prof Jim Whelan Ph:+61 (03) 9032 7488, E:


Please click on this link for a full list of benefitsm

How to Apply

Closing date: 11:55 pm (AEST) Sunday 25th August 2019

Position Enquiries: Justin Bolton – Recruitment Consultant (03) 9479 1073

Candidates who wish to apply for these positions should first read the guidelines for suitable staff, which can be found below:

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining which role(s) and what academic level you are applying for;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job no 558551 under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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