Research Fellow, Nanochannels for Virus Detection

Melbourne, Australia
10 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics


Clayton / Parkville campuses

Employment Type:

Full-time appointment


12 months Fixed-term position


$66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, ARC funded project
  • Focused research on electrochemical detection of viruses
  • Exciting opportunity with world class facilities and researchers

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

This represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research group at MCN working on an ARC funded project within the Nanochannel-Based Biosensing Platforms. The successful applicant will become an important member of a multidisciplinary research team in the area of electrochemical detection of virus research.

As the successful candidate, you will perform original research and apply experimental techniques to perform a range of tasks. The aim is to develop devices able to provide early warning of infectious disease outbreaks caused by food and waterborne viruses, to protect food and water resources and to reduce the risk of human exposure. Special focus will be given to enhance the performance of nanochannel-based biosensing platforms by optimising the design of nanostructured transducers and sensing mechanisms, the nanochannels functionalisation, and the used electrochemical techniques.

Candidate attributes:

  • Doctoral qualification in chemistry or materials science
  • Demonstrated experience in micro/nanofabrication
  • Demonstrated experience in electrochemistry
  • Demonstrated experience with biosensors.
  • Evidence of an emerging track record of publications and presentations
  • The ability to work under pressure and to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • High levels of initiative and flexibility
  • Well-developed interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Ability to work efficiently, meet project timelines, and excellent organisational skills.     

The position will be assigned in Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (Clayton) but may require times to be located at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, MIPS (Parkville).

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


Dr Beatriz Prieto-Simon, Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. Email: 

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 13 December 2017, 11:55pm AEDT