Research Officer, Chemical Biology

Bundoora, Banyule, Australia
11 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

Launched in 2009, the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences (LIMS) brings together the University's leading scientists to create a new level of collaboration, and a multidisciplinary approach to drive innovation and produce translatable research outcomes. LIMS embodies La Trobe University's strategic vision - to be globally recognised for its excellence, creativity and innovation in relation to the big issues of our time. Two of the Institute's research areas - analytical chemistry, and biochemistry and cell biology - are well above world standard, according to the latest 'Excellence in Research for Australia' report.

About the role

Working with Dr Yuning Hong, you will be involved in developing new fluorescent molecules for the study of protein lifecycles in cells and investigate their roles in neurodegenerative diseases. Other responsibilities will include general laboratory maintenance, assisting in supervising research students, preparing papers for publication and presenting at conferences.

Skills and Experience

  • Completion of a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related disciplines.
  • Evidence of experience in one or multiple research areas of organic synthesis, bioconjugate chemistry, protein chemistry, cell biology and neurobiology.
  • A record of contribution to publications, conference papers and/ore reports.
  • Strong collaborative skills and experience in working in a multidisciplinary environment.

Please refer to the Position Description for other skills and experience required for this role.


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How to apply

Closing date: Sunday, 11 December 2016 by 11.00pm AEDT.

Position Enquiries: Dr Yuning Hong, Bruce Stone Fellow, +61 (03) 9479 2995 or .

Position Description below:

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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