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Research Officer and Research Assistant - Eating DisordersGarvan Institute of Medical Research
Please note: We will be shutting down over the summer from December 22, 2020 to January 10, 2021. This position is expected to start in 2021. Please except delay in our response to your application The Garvan Institute of Medical Research brings together world-leading basic and translational researchers with expert clinicians to break down barriers between traditional scientific disciplines and find solutions to disease.
The Opportunity We are currently seeking two positions , for a talented and driven Research Officer and Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Professor Herbert Herzog. These are two key positions that will become an integral part of an already established team of experts who study the molecular mechanisms controlling appetite, energy expenditure and adiposity using several different conditional knockout mouse models. The Research Officer will be expected to have expertise in opto- and chemogenetic techniques and also demonstrate competence in in situ hybridisation, immunohistochemistry and other related localisation techniques.
This full-time position is an initial fixed 2-year term with a base salary of $85,245 plus 14% superannuation and additional benefits. The Research Assistant will be expected to support various projects both lab based as well as animal related work. This full-time position is an initial fixed 1-year term with a possibility to transition into PhD.
Base salary will be $67,461 plus 14% superannuation and additional benefits. Key Responsibilities Post-Doctoral Scientist / Research Officer: Perform opto- and chemogenetic experiments to evaluate a variety of parameters in relation to feeding behaviour and energy homeostasis control In vivo and in vitro analysis of parameters from Y-receptor knockout mice using physiological, cell culture and immunohistochemical techniques Collating experimental data, writing up experimental procedures and interpreting experimental results Being mainly responsible for the writing of manuscripts, with an emphasis on submissions to highly quality journals Communicating your research as well as relevant publications and developments in the field to those involved Recommending ways of improving techniques, quantitative methods and quality control Research Assistant: Conduct experiments under supervision such as maintenance and monitoring of mouse colonies, tissue collection and processing, and perform routine assays Record experimental procedures and results Regularly attend meetings with the wider Research Theme community as required Be involved in junior lab responsibilities such as store duties and Stock control Media preparation About You PhD degree and/or Masters, or Bachelor's in Science or Medicine A strong background in neuroanatomy Expertise in opto- and chemogenetics is an absolute requirement Demonstrated competence in in situ hybridisation, immunohistochemistry and other related localisation techniques is desirable Able to demonstrate autonomy and consistent work q....