Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Melbourne, Australia
17 May 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join world class researchers
  • Contribute to research activities by conducting experimental intervention studies in clinical populations
  • Full time fixed term for two years located in Melbourne

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (MMIHR) is focused on undertaking research that discovers and promotes effective strategies to create a healthier Australia. ACU provides the MacKillop with world-class research infrastructure that facilitates large-scale research studies.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will need to conduct ‘in-house’ training via utilizing state-of-the-art stable isotope techniques as a member of the Exercise and Nutrition Research Program (ENRP).

As Post-Doctoral Research Fellow you will:

  • establish novel stable isotope techniques (acute stable isotope amino acid infusions and deuterated water) to assess whole-body and muscle protein turnover in humans  
  • provide internal coaching to current ENRP lab members and provide technical workshops for other interested ACU staff
  • contribute to research papers and publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

To be successful for the role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • a PhD in a relevant discipline
  • research experience in target field including publications in refereed international journals of high repute in relevant disciplines, with an upward trajectory
  • experience in applying stable isotope techniques in various clinical populations
  • proven ability to tutor and train existing researchers in new methodologies.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description.

Total remuneration valued to $114,172 - $134,629 pa, including salary component $96,477 - $113,908 pa (Academic Level B), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to John Hawley, Director, The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, (03) 9953 3552.

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

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