An enthusiastic and ambitious early career researcher is sought to lead an independent research program in the discipline of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Applicants are particularly sought with expertise in single particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) or electron cryotomography to strengthen and develop the University's capacity in those areas.
The appointee will lead a research team in the dynamic and highly collaborative research environment of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology located in the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, enhancing the opportunity to collaborate across a number of disciplines. The Department is research-led with existing and developing strengths in structural biology, biomolecules in signalling and cellular dynamics, protein engineering, design and chemical biology, systems and omics biology, computational biology and drug discovery. Research areas based upon disease focus include infection, cancer, neurodegeneration and genetic diseases. Being located in Parkville will also afford the appointee many collaborative opportunities in one of Australia's most prestigious biomedical precincts and access to world-class facilities at the University and many adjacent research institutes.
Although a fixed term appointment, the successful applicant will be given significant support to enhance their long-term career prospects at the University including a research support package, a mentorship program and additional bridging salary commitments. In addition, we will provide opportunities for developing innovative teaching skills in the undergraduate and graduate research programs.