Research Assistant in Biochemistry

Clayton, Monash, Australia
$64,563 - $74,160
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job No.


Faculty / Portfolio:

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

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment


$64,563 - $74,160 pa HEW Level 05
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Leading international university
  • Innovative and creative environment
  • World-leading Signalling Network Laboratory

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 position is located within the Rosenbluh Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The lab, headed by Associate Professor Joseph (Sefi) Rosenbluh, uses state of the art functional genomics approaches aimed at understanding and targeting colon cancer. The laboratory uses a variety of molecular approaches including CRISPR loss of function screens and ORF rescue screens to identify signalling networks required for colon cancer survival and pathogenesis.

Projects in the lab include detailed mechanistic studies of selected candidates and high throughput genetic screens. Working under guidance rather than constant supervision, you will expedite the successful completion of key research projects undertaken in the Rosenbluh Laboratory by assisting with functional genetic screens, cell culture, and target characterization by standard biochemical and cell biological techniques. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • assisting in the conduct of experiments and with the interpretation of experimental data
  • maintaining laboratory equipment and materials
  • making presentations relating to research progress to other laboratory staff members and members of the department.

We welcome applications from candidate's who have:

  • an honours degree in a relevant area
  • practical expertise in cellular and molecular biology
  • commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • a strong work ethic
  • demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • excellent planning and organisational abilities.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

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 "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Associate Professor Joseph Rosenbluh, +61 3 9902 9527

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Assistant (Biochemistry)

Closing Date

Thursday 8 December 2016, 11:55pm AEDT