Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in Genome Science

Canberra, Australia
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A or B
Salary Package: Academic Level A - $70,107 - $88,446 / Academic Level B - $96,087 - $109,181 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Continuing (Contingent Funded) with an initial appointment of 3 years.

Position Overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow is required to support an exciting project to delineate new structural ways in which the packaging of our genome into chromatin impacts gene expression in the Tremethick Laboratory in the Department of Genome Science, The John Curtin School of Medical Research. Specifically, the project will involve uncovering the molecular mechanism of how histone variants, and other chromatin proteins, specifically recognise RNA and how this influences the outcomes of transcription and splicing.

For further information, please contact Professor David Tremethick on +61 2 6125 2326 or

Closing date: 4 March 2018

Position description:  PD_Postdoctoral Fellow_Research Fellow.pdf

The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

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Application Information:

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.