Research Assistant in Molecular Bioscience

Location
Brisbane, Australia
Posted
19 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2017
Ref
501197
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

The Institute’s 500 scientists, support staff and postgraduate students from more than 40 countries are working to improve quality of life for all. IMB has three major divisions and four research centres. IMB’s multidisciplinary research programs focus on advancing medical genomics, drug discovery and biotechnology. By investigating the basis of growth and development at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ level, our researchers aim to better understand the development processes and pathways involved in human and animal health and disease. They also work to translate these findings into diagnostics; technologies and therapeutics to more effectively prevent, detect and treat disease, and deliver a sustainable future for Australia through initiatives such as clean energy and new agricultural compounds.

IMB is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure including mouse and zebrafish facilities, advanced imaging and microarray platforms, high-throughput sequencing, advanced bioinformatics and proteomics – all of which support the Institute’s leading life sciences research. Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at: http://www.imb.uq.edu.au

The role

This role will be joining a team focused on the discovery of cholesterol-lowering drugs. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the discovery of lead candidates using genetic recombinant display approaches. Candidates will work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Molecular biology (cloning, library screening)
  • Cell biology (functional assays)
  • Biophysics (binding assays, fluorescent and multi-detection measurements)

The person

The successful candidate will hold Qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in science (molecular biology) or related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. They will also have sound knowledge and understanding of molecular biology principles. They will also have an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, rapidly learn new skills and concepts, work independently on routine and complex procedures and have good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

Remuneration

This is a full time, fixed term appointment for twelve (12) months at HEW Level 5.  The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597.80 - $74,021.26 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579.43 - $86,604.88 p.a). 

Position Description

501130_3036529_Research Assistant_IMB.pdf

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Dr Conan Wang at conan.wang@imb.uq.edu.au.

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