Research Fellow, Nanochannels for Virus Detection

Melbourne, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Clayton/Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2 year fixed-term appointment 

Remuneration: $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 would become an important member of a multidisciplinary research team in the area of electrochemical detection of pathogens research.

The successful candidate will perform original research and apply experimental techniques to perform a range of tasks. The aim is to develop sensing devices based on electrochemical transduction principles able to provide early warning of infectious disease outbreaks via direct detection of pathogens, as well as through nucleic acid analysis. Special focus will be given to enhance the performance of nanochannel-based biosensing platforms by designing new nanostructured transducers, sensing mechanisms, and functionalisation strategies, to be combined with optimised electrochemical techniques.

The candidate’s attributes:

  • Doctoral qualification in chemistry, biochemistry, materials science or bio/nanotechnology
  • 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).

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For further information on this role and details on how to apply, please click the following link:


Dr Beatriz Prieto-Simon, Senior Research Fellow, Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, +61 404 161 228

Closing Date

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 11:55 pm AEST