Research Fellow in Medicine

Clayton, Australia
$81,486 - $87,471 pa
06 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Clayton campus

Employment Type:



12 month fixed-term appointment


$81,486 - $87,471 pa Level A PhD
(plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Leading international university
  • Innovative and creative environment
  • World-leading interdisciplinary biomedical research environment

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The Integrated Network Modelling Lab headed by Dr Lan Nguyen employs systems biology approaches combining mathematical modelling and cutting-edge experimental techniques in proteomics, cell and molecular biology to gain holistic understanding of signalling networks in normal and cancer-related contexts. Using this interdisciplinary method, the lab aims to investigate mechanisms that cause resistance to targeted anti-cancer therapies; and utilise that understanding to develop novel therapeutic strategies (e.g. combination therapies) for cancer.

The lab is now expanding the research capacity through the recruitment of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in mathematical and computational modelling to analyse the network structure and regulation of cell signalling in breast cancer. The purpose of the role is to deliver a specific research project. The role allows the Research Fellow the professional development opportunity to demonstrate the capacity for independent and self-directed research and scholarship and the management of a research team. The role allows the Research Fellow to assemble a portfolio of independent achievement and render themselves competitive for a research career.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • developing mathematical models of signalling networks for breast cancer
  • interacting with wet-lab partners in the lab to obtain/analyse experimental data for model training and validation
  • carrying out model analysis and simulations
  • preparing reports of research results if required
  • making presentations relating to research progress to other laboratory staff members

We welcome applications from candidates who have:

  • a PhD in a Computational Systems Biology or related fields with a competitive publication record
  • expertise in the use of mathematical and computational modelling to analyse the network 
structure and regulation of cell signalling, particularly in cancer-related contexts
  • strong familiarity with Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE) modelling, Matlab or similar computational platforms
  • knowledge and experience of dynamic mathematical modeling techniques, including non-linear dynamics, to analyse biological systems
  • evidence of working with experimental data sets and/or experimentalists

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "Download FileHow to apply for Monash Jobs"


Dr Lan Nguyen,  Head, Network Modelling Laboratory,  +61 3 9905 1298

Closing Date

Thursday 20 October 2016, 11:55pm AEDT