Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine

Canberra, Australia
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A, Full-Time
Salary package: $70,107 - $88,446 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full time, fixed term until 31st Dec 2020

  • An exciting project to understand herpes simplex virus (HSV) latency
  • Broad methodological approaches including in vivo models, genome editing and transcriptional analyses.
  • Opportunity to mentor students and be mentored towards independence

Position overview

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on an NHMRC funded project in the laboratory of Prof. David Tscharke, in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. The project combines molecular virology, sophisticated in vivo models and transcriptional profiling (RNAseq) to explore the role of viral gene expression during HSV latency. This work is supported by two recent publications in PLOS Pathogens and also involves a collaboration to further extend the study to include human cells and samples.

If you hold a PhD in virology or a related biomedical discipline, have evidence of your enthusiasm and productivity, and have experience with some or all of the following:

  • Molecular biology and especially making recombinant viruses
  • In vivo models of infection and immunity
  • Analysis of RNAseq data

We would welcome an application from you.

For further information, please contact Professor David Tscharke on +61 2 6125 3020 or

Position Description: Postdoc Research Fellow - Virology Jan 18.pdf

Closing Date: 4 March 2018

The Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the John Curtin School brings together 16 groups across these disciplines creating a critical mass that is supported by multiple cross-departmental activities including a seminar, journal club and informal lab meeting style presentations that run each week. Collegiality in the department is strong and is a key factor driving our success. 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.

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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.