Research Fellow in Biochemical Parasitology

Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
$81,486 - $87,471 pa
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics


Parkville campus

Employment Type:



12 month fixed-term appointment


$81,486 - $87,471 pa Level A PhD
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Work with experienced pharmaceutical scientists in Australia 
  • Use state-of-the-art metabolomics and proteomics approaches 
  • Contribute to the anti-infective pharmacology research program

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

This represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research group at MIPS working on the biochemical pharmacology of antimalarial drugs, with a view to improving the treatment of malaria by the discovery of new drugs, and guiding the optimal usage of existing medicines.

The successful candidate will perform original research and apply experimental techniques to perform a range of tasks, including: in vitro culture of P. falciparum, drug sensitivity and stability assays, metabolomics and proteomics studies, activity-based protein profiling, microscopy and interpretation of data.

Our ideal candidate will be willing to work on multidisciplinary problems and learn new skills / techniques. You will also have a PhD in a discipline relevant to parasitology, biochemistry or related discipline, with experience in the following:

  • Proteomics and/or metabolomics (including data analysis and interpretation);
  • Cell culture and molecular biology techniques for Plasmodium falciparumin PC2 facilities;
  • Working in an inter-disciplinary environment across a range of related projects.

In addition, you will have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with a strong aptitude for record keeping and handling of large datasets, and the ability to work flexibly to meet experimental timelines.

To be considered for this position you will be required to demonstrate an ability to conduct outstanding research and scholarship in an independent manner, and in association with other academic staff and students. You will have a track record of peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals, and the potential to obtain external grants for research, with the added potential to successfully supervise postgraduate research students.

The following attributes will be highly regarded:

  • Experience with In vitro biochemical assays and drug sensitivity assays
  • Competent at LC-MS analysis of small molecules and/or proteins
  • Bioinformatics and/or biostatistics skills for systems biology
  • Basic programming skills including Excel (VBA) and R.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Dr Darren Creek, Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, +61 3 9903 9249

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 7 December 2016, 11:55pm AEDT

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