Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Gerontology and Epidemiology (Re Advertised)

at University of Melbourne

Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $98,755 - $117,290 p.a. (Level B) or $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. (Level C), plus 9.5% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

An exciting opportunity to work as a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow has become available in the Gerontology research group, which has recently been established at the Department of Medicine, Aged Care, at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (City Campus). Australia is known to have an ageing population, and with the change in life expectancy over the last decades, the number of older individuals with age-related diseases is steadily increasing. Ageing has been identified as the most important risk factor for age-related diseases and the pathophysiological understanding of its mechanisms has improved significantly over the last decade, leading to an exciting environment for research and translation into significant clinical outcomes.

The Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow will undertake cutting-edge research at the interface of Epidemiology and Gerontology, testing epidemiological trades of ageing in well phenotyped cohorts to understand: 1) the interaction between disease and ageing, 2) the interaction of different diseases occurring in individual humans. Establishing tools to determine the biological age (persons rate of ageing) in different age groups will form part of the work.

You will undertake relevant projects in the Gerontology research group lead by Professor Andrea Maier, reporting to her and working in an international, multi-disciplinary, innovative environment. You will be responsible for the primary day to day management of the epidemiological component of the research projects and will be involved in all aspects of the research, including experimental design, analysis of results and reporting of findings in conference presentations and scientific papers as well as the supervision of students, including Honours, Masters and PhD students.

The team and this role are at the forefront of ageing research, in one of the leading hospitals in the country with easily accessible cohorts for clinical and biomedical research.

This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Close date: 22 Oct 2017

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