ARC Research Associate (Level A)
School of Molecular and Biomedical Science
Job Reference Number: 17336
The Membrane Proteins in Bacterial Pathogenesis (MPBP) Laboratory is focused on uncovering the roles of specific membrane proteins in mediating bacterial virulence. Membrane transport proteins that are currently being studied are from clinically important pathogenic bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
This role will undertake research in the MPBP Laboratory investigating specific transporters involved in the import or secretion of molecules essential for the virulence of bacterial pathogens.
Applicants will be a recent PhD graduate in Microbiology, Biochemistry or related discipline and should have experience in some of the following areas and the ability and interest in becoming proficient in areas where experience is lacking:
- Microbiology (e.g. bacterial growth curves)
- Biochemical assays
- Recombinant protein manipulation (e.g. protein purification, SDS-PAGE)
- Molecular biology (e.g. DNA isolation, cloning, RT-PCR)
- Biophysical analyses (ICPMS, calorimetry.)
- Animal work
- Tissue culture
For appointment as an ARC Research Associate (Level A) you should have:
- A Ph.D in Microbiology, Biochemistry or a related discipline.
- Demonstrated research capability in protein biochemistry as demonstrated by research publications and conference participation.
- Experience in laboratory techniques for the purification and biochemical characterisation of recombinant proteins.
- Experience in supervision of students in laboratory setting.
Salary: (Level A) $54,382 - $73,800 per annum.
Plus an employer superannuation contribution of 9% applies.
Term of Position
This full time, fixed term position is available from June 2012 for a period of 2 years.
Closing date: 30 April 2012
Your application should:
- include your résumé/Curriculum Vitae
- address the selection criteria
- quote the relevant reference number
- include residency status
- include the names, addresses and/or email details of three referees.
Email applications as a PDF document to Dr Christopher McDevitt: email@example.com