Research Officer in Clinical Multi-Omics

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super
28 May 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job no: 0055201
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 
Department/School: Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • To contribute to development of next generation approaches for rapid diagnosis of rare genetic diseases.
  • Opportunity to develop as an independent researcher, with the host lab and department having a strong emphasis on mentorship and career development.
  • $80,258 – $108,906, 17% super, and benefits

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Officer to join the University of Melbourne flagship Bio21 Institute, under the supervision of Dr David Stroud and Professor Malcolm McConville. This position will utilize advanced metabolomics approaches, including high resolution mass spectrometry and stable isotope labelling.  The position will be involved in the preparation of manuscripts and oral presentations as well as co-supervision of research students. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake independent research on Medical Research Future Fund research projects in the McConville and Stroud groups.
  • Provide intellectual leadership in the development of the research project(s) and contribute to collaborations with clinical groups involved in the project(s).
  • Contribute to laboratory maintenance and the collection and curation of data and methods.

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with expertise in biological mass spectrometry. You will need to have a demonstrated record of initiative and ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively, to meet project goals.  

You will also have:

  • Undergraduate and Honours/MSc degree in biochemistry/cell biology/microbiology and a PhD in a related discipline (or near completion of PhD). 
  • Experience in broad range of biochemistry techniques (protein expression, purification, enzymology).
  • Authorship on at least one peer-reviewed publication (or equivalent).

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology

The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology has critical mass, interdisciplinary teaching and a remarkable breadth and depth in research expertise that underpin our key themes of molecular understanding of biology and disease, translational research, drug discovery and development.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 26 June 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0055201 Research Officer Clinical Multi-Omics_PD (2).pdf

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