Research Officer Medicinal Cannabis

at La Trobe University

  • Full-time, Fixed term contract for one year
  • Located at the Bundoora Campus
  • $65,996 - $89,021 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

This position will be based within the Bacic laboratory at the Centre for AgriBioscience (AgriBio), which is a $280M state of the art facility opened in 2013 at the La Trobe University Bundoora campus. The appointee will be part of the newly established La Trobe Institute for Agriculture & Food (LIAF). LIAF's mission is to nurture and connect the critical mass of intellectual expertise required to meet the food and nutrition needs for a growing population in a resource-constrained world.

About the position

Acquire and interpret research data and results, run analyses and tests using specified and agreed techniques and models. Maintain detailed notes on experimental work in hard copy and/or electronic form. Develop a limited amount of research-related material for teaching or other purposes with appropriate guidance from more senior staff.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will possess:

  • Completion of a PhD degree in the relevant molecular sciences discipline.
  • Capacity to conduct innovative and high-impact research and produce conference and seminar papers and publications resulting from that research.
  • Demonstrated experience in a range of molecular biology techniques including, but not limited to, nucleic acid extraction, PCR, DNA cloning, sequencing and analysis.
  • Experience with a range of stable and transient plant transformation technologies e.g. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, biolistic bombardment.
  • Experience in the supervision of Higher Degree by Research (HDR), Honours and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) students and research projects.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to apply

Closing date: Thursday, 31 January 2019 by 11.55pm AEDST.

Position Enquiries: Dr Monika Doblin, +61 3 9032 7422,

HR/Recruitment Enquiries: Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant, +61 3 9479 1241 or

Position Description below:

Download File PD - Level A - Research Officer - Medicinal Cannabis.docx

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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