Research Assistant, Diabetes & Metabolism Research

at University of Melbourne

Department of Medicine, Austin Health Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

A Research Assistant is required to conduct research involving procedures that would assess glucose metabolism in preclinical models of obesity and diabetes. The research is specifically aimed at understanding the physiological and biochemical mechanisms that contribute to insulin resistance and defects in insulin secretion, both of which contribute to hyperglycaemia and diabetes. You will be required to be proficient in the use of a number of different physiological and biochemical techniques, undertake animal care, and analyse and evaluate experimental results. In particular you will be able to conduct glucose tolerance and insulin tolerance tests as well as cannulate the bile duct of rodents for the isolation of pancreatic islets. Proficiency in tissue culture and aseptic techniques is essential.

Close date: 11 Jun 2017

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