Research Fellow in Biomedical Sciences

Clayton, Australia
26 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

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


Clayton campus

Employment Type:



12 month fixed-term appointment


$84,338 $90,532 pa Level A PhD
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

A position is available for a post-doctoral scientist to commence immediately in the Wilce Structural Biology Laboratory at Monash University, Melbourne (Clayton campus) for NHMRC funding studies of protein-RNA interactions.

The selected applicant will be primarily involved in “Defining poly-C-binding protein stabilised RNA structures essential for viral genome translation and replication”. This project is to delineate protein/RNA structures that are required for picornavirus genome translation and replication. The applicant would also be involved in other ongoing projects.

Suitable applicants will have very strong foundations in the preparation of protein for biophysical characterisation (including molecular biological techniques for the cloning of new constructs, protein expression, purification and quality control). They will also ideally have experience in the preparation of RNA for biophysical experiments and analysis of protein/RNA interactions (using SHAPE, hydroxyl radical analysis and RNAase footprinting techniques). They should also have experience in X-ray crystallographic or imaging techniques and biophysical techniques for the characterisation of molecular interactions such as SPR, ITC, AUC and/or fluorescence anisotropy.

The selected applicant will be part of a team of post-doctoral researchers and students and be expected to work collegially with the team and to assist in the supervision of more junior members. They will also be responsible for paper writing, regular presentations and assistance with grant proposal preparation.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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 Jackie Wilce, +61 3 9902 9226 

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Fellow - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Closing Date

Thursday 23 November 2017, 11.55pm AEDT