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Research Assistant: Neurological Impact of SARS-CoV-2

The University of Melbourne

Job no: 0042177 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term until Dec 2024 Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super Contribute to pioneering neurology research on SARS-CoV-2 Variants with leading experts.

Develop skills in diverse techniques within a collaborative, impactful research environment. Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families About the Role This is a remarkable opportunity for an aspiring Research Assistant to contribute to cutting-edge research at the forefront of neurology and infectious diseases. As a key member of the Transmissible Neurodegeneration Laboratory at the prestigious Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, you will collaborate with esteemed experts like Associate Professor Victoria Lawson and Dr Julie McAuley.

This role offers a unique chance to delve into the crucial realm of predicting the neurological impact of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern through a combination of in vitro and in vivo studies. Join our dynamic team to explore the intricate interplay between virology, neuroscience, and clinical application, while honing your skills in experimental design, data analysis, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Your responsibilities will include: Contribute to the design, development and execution of the laboratory’s program of research on SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pathogenesis.

Independently plan and carry out experiments focused on completion of research project aims to meet agreed timelines and milestones. Perform relevant laboratory techniques including cell culture, virus isolation, plasmid-based gene cloning, site-specific mutagenesis, RNA and DNA transfection, animal studies, RT-PCR and sequencing, Western immunoblot, ELISA, histology, immunohistochemistry and fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. Who We Are Looking For You possess exceptional organisational skills, taking initiative in creative problem-solving.

Your demonstrated ability to handle administrative lab duties and grow research expertise with autonomy sets you apart. Eager to learn technical skills, you communicate effectively in both writing and speech. You will also have: Completion of a BSc (Honours) or BBMed (Honours) degree in relevant biomedical area (pathology, virology, neuroscience).

Proven ability to work with senior researchers and help design, perform and analyse experiments in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a research team and interact in a courteous and effective manner with academic, administrative and support staff For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD. Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Date27 August 2023

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