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Postdoc Research Fellow in NeuroProteomics (Level A or B)

North Ryde, Australia
$102,501 - $136,995 (Level B) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Salary Package: From $102,501 - $109,852 (Level A) or from $115,787 - $136,995 (Level B) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, 2 year fixed term (with the possibility of extension)
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location (Motor Neuron Disease Research Centre)

The Role

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a background in cell biology and protein chemistry technologies (such as western blots, immunoprecipitations, immunofluorescence microscopy and proteomics) and/or molecular neurosciences. As the successful incumbent, you will support our research group which is focussed on determining molecular mechanisms of disease pathways in neurodegenerative diseases including motor neuron disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and dementias.

Reporting to the Group Leader Neuroproteomics, and working closely with the Motor Neuron Disease Research Team you will contribute and assist in research work relating to identifying new mechanisms of disease and development for new therapies for MND/dementia.

This position offers excellent research and networking opportunities within a highly experienced and supportive research group. This includes contributions to research projects funded by FightMND and NHMRC, and also an opportunity to contribute to research that is being commercialised through a university spin-out company.

About You

You will be a Phd qualified, highly motivated individual with a research background in cell biology and protein chemistry, and experience in molecular neuroscience. You will possess experience in molecular neuroscience and a genuine interest in neurodegenerative diseases including motor neuron disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). You will be a strong communicator, enjoy working both independently and as part of a team and will be an active participant in group analysis work and hold oversight of laboratory activities. You will possess excellent attention to detail that translates to high levels of accuracy and data quality when completing tasks. You will also have knowledge of and be competent in the MS Office Suite, data management and statistical analysis packages.

About Us

The Motor Neuron Disease Research Centre (>70 staff working on MND) is well integrated into the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences and the Macquarie Medical School, has established state-of-the-art research facilities and offers outstanding development options including an active Early Career Researcher support network ('EnCouRage').

The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences has active research programs in biomedical, translational and health services domains, with current areas of strength including neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation, and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine, and vascular science, amongst others. The Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health, and patient safety. In learning and teaching, the Faculty offers a unique suite of capability-based medical educational programs aimed a post-graduation subspecialty medical education and training, and a unique three-year extended masters-level, professional-entry Doctor of Physiotherapy degree.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV (including 2-3 referees) and a cover letter outlining the level you are applying for and a response to the following selection criteria

Essential selection criteria:

  • A PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, protein chemistry, molecular neuroscience or related disciplines, and experience conducting research.
  • Demonstrated record in contributing to research projects including planning and conducting experiments, analysis of data, and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated experience in cell biology techniques including cell culture maintenance, DNA cloning, PCR, gel electrophoresis, transfections and transductions, sequencing and bioinformatic analysis, western blotting, immunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and/or immunoprecipitations.
  • Recognised contributions to the preparation and analysis of research data, drafting reports and manuscripts for presentation and publication and deliver presentations at conferences and meetings, relative to experience.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team (including Faculty Administrators, Faculty Laboratory operations team, Staff and students).

Desirable selection criteria:

  • Strong background in cell biology, protein chemistry, and/or molecular neuroscience, with demonstrated understanding of molecular cloning
  • Experience with proteomics, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics analysis
  • Experience with in-vivo experimental models

Additional criteria for Research Fellow (Level B) applicants:

  • Demonstrated experience managing larger research projects and staff including the ability to prioritise different work demands.
  • Ability to read broadly across the scientific literature, and identify key knowledge which can be modified, adapted and implemented into research projects.
  • Ability to critically analyse data, problem-solve and design robust experimental plans that confidently address project goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising and mentoring junior staff and students.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Desirable Criteria (Level B)

  • Demonstrated success in obtaining external funding

Role Specific Enquiries: A/Prof. Albert Lee, Group Leader Neuroproteomics via

General Recruitment Enquiries: Katherine Rodionoff, HR Consultant via


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