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RESEARCH OFFICER - IMMUNOLOGIST
Organisation Unit: Department of Microbiology, Monash University
Type of Employment: One year contract. A probation period of 3 months
applies. The position is available from August 2002.
Classification: Academic Level A
Remuneration: A salary package consisting of $46,799 to $50,237 per
annum base salary
Closing Date: 17 July 2002
Further Information: Dr Hans Netter, Telephone: (03) 9905-4814
The Department of Microbiology has several highly successful research
groups in the fields of molecular virology, bacterial pathogenesis and
molecular parasitology. As part of the School of Biomedical Sciences and
the Monash Research Cluster for Biomedicine, the Department is part of a
rapidly expanding node of research excellence and has access to the
latest technology in biomedical research, including imaging facilities,
and all aspects of DNA technology and structural biology.
Information for Prospective Staff:
Information about the University, State of Victoria, living in Melbourne
and employment at the University is at the University's web site.
Primary Purpose of Position:
An experienced experimental immunologist wishing to conduct high quality
research in a group working on novel recombinant hepatitis B surface
antigen virus-like particles for the delivery of foreign viral epitopes
derived from hepatitis C virus.
Selection criteria for position of Research Officer - Immunologist
PhD in Immunology or a closely related area.
Expertise in one or more of the areas of immunology as documented by
Experience in CTL assays, Elispot, cell culture, and animal handling
Ability to work independently with organisational skills
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to interact with
colleagues, staff and students in an amicable and collegiate manner.
Molecular cloning skills, recombinant vaccinia virus protection assays,
experience with dendritic cells, experience with FACscan analysis.
Appropriate postdoctoral research experience.
Knowledge of quality control requirements and experience in working
under a tightly regulated laboratory environment.
Meticulous laboratory practice and attention to detail. Experience in
handling of biological specimens and infectious agents, and
understanding of basic laboratory safety (such as radiation and chemical
Experience in the presentation of research findings to colleagues at
Experience in the supervision of junior research staff/technical staff /
postgraduate / honours students.
Applications must consist of the following:
1. Covering Letter.
The covering letter should include the vacancy reference number, your
contact address, telephone number and the names and contact details
(address, phone, fax and e-mail) of three referees, including if
possible, a senior person (preferably your supervisor or the Head of
your organisation unit) closely associated with your current work. It
is an opportunity in not more than one page to introduce yourself and
highlight the key reasons you should be considered for the role.
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
A resume consisting of a brief history of your employment and experience
that covers the following areas in five pages or less:
Educational qualifications and professional affiliations that detail the
full title of the qualification, the year awarded and the title of the
Employment history in chronological order, starting with current
position and specifying dates of employment, title of the position, name
of employer, main duties or accountabilities and achievements.
An academic curriculum vitae should include research fields and current
interests, publications, if applicable research grants awarded and
details of teaching evaluation.
3. Selection Criteria.
A statement addressing how each of the selection criteria have been met
is required. State the relevant qualifications, knowledge/skills,
experience and personal qualities.
Applications are to be sent to:
Ms Beth Harrison
Department of Microbiology
PO Box 53
MONASH UNIVERSITY VIC 3800
Phone: (03) 9905 4820
Fax: (03) 9905-4811
e-mail: beth.harrison at med.monash.edu.au
Dept of Microbiology
Clayton, Victoria, Australia
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