Research Assistant/Postdoc Research Fellow in HIV Project

Melbourne, Australia
09 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 12 month Fixed-Term Position
  • $65,004 - $110,220 p.a. + Superannuation (Academic A or B, experience dependant)

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences)

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role and Responsibilities

A Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Fellow is required to build research capacity in the investigation of viral infection and persistence within the central nervous system in the Churchill laboratory. The successful candidate will be involved in current and new projects aligned with the strategic direction of the Churchill laboratory and the School's research Program in Chronic Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, and will also work collaboratively with Postdocs and Research Assistants on current projects that principally focus on HIV.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have a high level of technical expertise in Neurovirology, molecular biology, or immunohistochemistry. A competitive track record of research achievement, in terms of high quality research outputs including peer-reviewed publications and/or external grants/fellowships, along with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences will be essential to being appointed at a Research Fellow level.

To Apply

For further information please contact Prof Melissa Churchill on +61 3 9925 6657, or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 566784.

Applications close on Sunday 5th August 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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