Research Fellow in Chromatin Dynamics

Melbourne, Australia
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

This research position aims to investigate the role of nuclear architecture in regulating genome function. By use of a new microscopy method which can quantify the diffusive route of fluorescent proteins in live cells, this project expects to uncover how the nucleus is spatially compartmentalised and identify the structural features of chromatin organisation that control nuclear traffic.

The research position is funded by an Australian Research Council discovery project grant and the successful applicant will ideally have skills in cell biology, fluorescence microscopy and data analysis. The position will involve preparing the research outputs into manuscripts and oral presentations, as well as co-supervision of research students. 

The position is located within the Hinde group ( which is situated within the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, nearby to the University of Melbourne Parkville Campus. The Bio21 institute has excellent research facilities and is a first-class working environment. The Hinde lab employ an extensive range of live cell microscopy methods based on fluorescence lifetime and correlation spectroscopy and the incumbent will ideally have some experience in the following areas: molecular biology, cell biology, chromatin biophysics, fluorescence microscopy, data analysis and/or software development. The appointee will interact with departmental administration, research scientists and students and will be offered mentorship structures for career development. This position reports to the laboratory head.

Close date: 22 Mar 2018

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