Research Officer in Immunology

Location
Bundoora, Australia
Posted
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2017
Ref
552981
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Full-time, Fixed Term Contract
  • Located at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
  • $63,521 - $86,205 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

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 one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The College of Science, Health and Engineering comprises 9 Schools and 16 Departments across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. The College offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous and attuned to meeting the needs of students in ensuring their readiness to work in changing environments.

About the position

An immunoparasitologist is needed to explore immunity to the gastrointestinal nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta.  The primary purpose of this role is to determine precisely how IgA regulates nematode growth and fecundity by examining antigen specific responses to protective molecules.

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in immunology, molecular biology, parasitology or a similar subject is essential.
  • Evidence of experience in research and evaluation and the ability to work effectively under limited supervision or independently.
  • A record of contribution to publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions which provide evidence of research potential.
  • Experience in the analysis and modelling of data, including the capacity to integrate data from a range of sources and of uneven quality.
  • Experience in proteomics, cloning, gene expression, protein purification and antigen-specific ELISA is desirable but not essential.

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

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

How to apply

Closing date:  Sunday, 17 December 2017 by 11.00pm AEDST.

Position Enquiries:  Professor Michael Stear +61 3 9032 7448 or m.stear@latrobe.edu.au

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria located in the Position Description.

Please scroll down to apply.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 3 9479 1241 or d.dare@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.