Feature position

Feature position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Salary range $75,870 - $81,346 pa (plus 17% super)
  • Full-time and fixed term until 31 December 2016
  • Location: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Closing date: Sunday 11 January, 2015
  • More information: Associate Professor Tania de Koning-Ward, Tel: +61 3 5227 2923


The appointee will assist senior academic staff in the School of Medicine and other University staff in carrying out a range of experiments being undertaken within the School and the University. With the support and guidance of the project leader the appointee is expected to develop expertise in the field of malaria pathogenesis, with a focus on dissecting the mechanisms by which malaria parasites are able to remodel their host red blood cell. The appointee will promote the School and maintain links and partnerships with relevant academic, industry and professional communities. The appointee will make an independent contribution to the School's research and program development. 


  • Contributing to building an active international research record, including publications and the generation of external research income.
  • Participating with senior colleagues in developing and maintaining collaborative links with the national and international research community.
  • Completion of laboratory experimental work as requested by the project leader within the time specified.
  • Assisting members of the School in undertaking experiments that will typically involve, but are not limited to: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, cell culture and animal infection studies.
  • Undertaking appropriate administrative tasks including the maintenance of detailed laboratory records of the experiments performed on a daily basis.
  • Participating in the supervision of research students as directed by the project leader.


  • Completion of a PhD degree in Biological and/or Biomedical Sciences.
  • A record of solid training in the field molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or related field.
  • Interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff of the School and with other members of the University.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equal Opportunity principles and practices and Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Capacity to be a productive member of a research team and understanding the importance of working as a productive member of a team.
  • Ability to contribute to the development and maintenance of collaborations with professional associations and with educational/research/medical institutions.
  • Knowledge and skills in relevant areas, including molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and cell culture.
  • A good record of research publications.


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