Associate Research Fellow, Lipidomics

Wollongong, Australia
$84,935 - $99,509 + 17% Superannuation 
05 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Fixed Term, full-time appointment (12 months)
  • Level A: $84,935 - $99,509 + 17% Superannuation 

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH) comprises of the Schools of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience (SCMB), Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences (SEALS), Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences (SMIHS), Nursing (SON), and the Graduate School of Medicine (GSM, Doctor of Medicine program). With such a diverse science and health focus, SMAH is positioned to be a major force in connected and science-embedded education and translational science, medical and health research in Australia. Empowered by first-class teaching and driven by active research and discovery towards being in the top 1% of Universities in the world, this Faculty combines the very best of science, with strong capacity for translation to our global communities’ needs and aspirations.

This position is situated within the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences (MIHS). The school offers programs in Medical and Health Science, Pre-Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. 

The primary role of this position will be to conduct research into the involvement of alterations in lipid neurochemistry in the pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is genetic neurodegenerative illness that causes progressive and terminal cognitive, psychiatric and motor deficits. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting lipidomics analysis of human post-mortem tissue and disease models used within the Huntington’s Disease Research Group at UOW.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD (or submitted PhD) in molecular biology, medical biotechnology, medical science or human-physiology related study.
  • Advanced lipidomics mass spectrometry analysis skills (ESI-MS/MS and/or MALDI)
  • Experience in lipid extraction and analysis for biological and hazardous sources (PC2/PC3)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • A commitment to the improvement outcomes of people living with Huntington’s disease

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process. For further information about this position, please contact Associate Professor Todd Mitchell, Associate Head of School, MIHS on + 61 2 4221 5443 or email 

Position Description

Closing Date: Wednesday 4 October 2023, 11:59 PM

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity and inclusion.  We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success and achieving our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally.


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