Research Fellow in Biology

Melbourne, Australia
13 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
04 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Fixed-term appointment (12 months)

Remuneration: $66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A / $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B (plus 9.5% superannuation) 

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

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

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences is the University's largest research faculty. World-class researchers work across disciplines including laboratory-based medical science, applied clinical research, and social and public health research. The Faculty is home to a number of leading medical and biomedical research institutes and groups and has contributed to advances in many crucial areas. Our expertise in life sciences and biomedicine is recognised both nationally and internationally. From a teaching perspective, our education curriculum covers a range of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, radiography & medical imaging, nutrition & dietetics, paramedic studies, biomedical sciences, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, behavioural neurosciences and social work. We take pride in delivering outstanding education in all courses, in opening students to the possibilities offered by newly discovered knowledge and in providing a nurturing and caring environment.

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) is a state-of-the-art regenerative medicine research facility situated at Monash’s Clayton campus. The Institute is a joint venture between Monash University and the Government of Victoria. ARMI employs a multi-centre, cross-disciplinary and highly focused approach to develop innovative clinical protocols as well as pursue the rapid commercial transfer of its technologies related to regenerative medicine. At the core of ARMI strategy is the Future Scientific Leaders Program based on the model at the world-renowned European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL) established throughout Europe. The program allows young scientists the freedom to pursue discovery-based research and position them to become the scientific leaders of tomorrow.

The Institute builds on the University's existing strengths in biomedical research and supports the critical infrastructure required to deliver the next generation of discoveries in regenerative medicine.

As the successful candidate, you will be a vital member of Associate Professor Edwina McGlinn’s research group which aims to elucidate novel gene regulatory networks driving growth and patterning of the early embryo.  Specifically, they combine complex mouse genetics, pluripotent stem cell differentiation protocols and advanced genomic technologies to elucidate regulatory mechanisms upstream and downstream of Hox gene networks in the context of the formation of the vertebral column and spinal cord. The incumbent will require experience in the field of developmental and molecular biology, embryology, histology and database skills.  

Within this role, the Research Fellow will be responsible for / have experience in;

  • Developmental biology techniques
  • Working with pluripotent stem cells, differentiation assays and preparation of samples for advanced genomic for example, RNASeq, ATACseq and ChIPseq
  • Managing complex mouse colonies with multiple genetically modified strains
  • Molecular biology techniques, histological preparation, sectioning and staining (immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridisation) of tissue samples
  • The preparation of research manuscripts and research proposal preparation; evidence of a solid track record of refereed research publications essential
  • Successfully supervising, mentoring and coaching to support the development of research staff and/or a demonstrated trajectory of leadership capability
  • The conduct of research independently in a research environment and as part of an inter-disciplinary research team
  • Production or contribution to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research. Excellent record keeping skills are a must.

If you believe you can fulfil these requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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


Associate Professor Edwina McGlinn

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Fellow Level A

Download File PD - Research Fellow Level B

Closing Date

Friday 4 May 2018, 11.55pm AEST