Research Assistants - Institute for Vector-Borne Disease

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Research AssistantsDepartment/Unit: Institute for Vector-Borne DiseaseRemuneration: $34.85 Loaded Casual Rate (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)Employment Type/Duration: Casual appointmentWork location: Clayton campusThe World Mosquito Program (WMP) is an international collaborative research program designed to prevent the transmission of arboviral diseases threatening the health of people living in tropical and subtropical regions and aims to improve global health whilst significantly reducing the financial burden on local health systems in these regions.

The WMP currently operates in 10 countries and is expanding.The WMP is housed by the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease (IVBD) at Monash University, which is an Institute home to dedicated laboratory facilities, including a large BSL2 and BSL3 insectary.The Institute of Vector-Borne Disease operates the World Mosquito Program which has developed an innovative biological control using Wolbachia to reduce the transmission of Dengue and other diseases.

The World Mosquito Program is currently accepting expressions of interest for research assistants who might be interested in joining their dynamic team.Research assistants are expected to play a pivotal role in the lab by assisting in the completion of a range of activities including conducting experiments, data collection, analysis and preparing of reports and results. Role RequirementsThe successful candidate for this role will be required to: assist with prep work (including diet, equipment and general preparation), assist with basic rearing tasks required for mass-production of mosquito eggs for field release; and following on from this, the role will progress to involve more complicated rearing tasks as familiarity and ability grows.

Applications and Enquires In lodging your expression of interest for Research Assistant, please include a response as to how you meet each of the following points:Sound analytical and problem‐solving skills, including the ability to practically apply theoretical principles and techniques to solve problemsHigh‐level communication skills, including the ability to draft a range of documentation, interact with a diversity of colleagues and clients and maintain discretionDemonstrated high‐level organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities, manage time, plan work to meet deadlines and work effectively under pressureA high-level of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience in learning and adopting new software packages as requiredFor further information contact: Ms Nichola Kenny, Production and Research Support Manager, Institute of Vector-Borne Disease, nichola.kennymonash.eduClosing Date:Tuesday 28 August 2018, 11:55 pm AESTLI-DNI.

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3 Sep 2018


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