ARC Research Fellow, Parasitology

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
02 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. 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 - Parasitology @ UoM

Researchers in our parasitology group study a variety of socio-economically important parasites. Parasitic diseases cause millions of deaths and enormous suffering in people and animals around the world. Our main goal is to understand parasites and the diseases that they cause, so that we can develop effective treatments, vaccines, diagnostic tests and strategies for effective control. Our research facility is located in the Parkville Precinct a Biomedical Research Hub in Victoria, Australia, representing a vibrant research community consisting of numerous internationally prominent research institutes, centres and biomedical companies. With exceptional infrastructure, the University promotes world-class research in parasitological research.

About the Role

The successful applicant will work on an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded international collaborative research project (AU-UK) to undertake field and laboratory work that will result in the taxonomic revision of aquatic snails and their parasites, define the complete genomes of key representative snail genotypes and use transcriptomics to elucidate the molecular interactions between a snail host and a parasite. Expected outcomes from this project are the creation of novel molecular resources for important snail species and to verify their roles as key vectors of flatworm parasites. The candidate will be supervised by Drs Neil Young and Anson Koehler, and work with Dr Bonnie Webster (Natural History Museum, London) and Professor Emeritus Winston Ponder (Australian Museum, Sydney) and members of the Parasitology Group within the Faculty of Science.


  • Applicants must have completed a PhD thesis that aligns with one or more of the research aims.

About You

To be successful in this role, skills in parasitology, malacology, genomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics, statistical analyses and/or aquatic invertebrate animal husbandry would be an advantage. The incumbent will demonstrated excellence in research through high-quality publications, and excellent communication skills.

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

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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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

Position Description:  Level A_Research Fellow_Position Description_Parisitology.pdf

Applications close: 3 MARCH 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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