Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Officer

at La Trobe University

  • Based at La Trobe University Bundoora Campus
  • Full-time, Fixed-term position until December 2020.
  • $67,796 - $ 90,821 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation.

In this role

The opportunity exists for a self-motivated, team-player with an ability to contribute to research outputs within the School of Life Sciences. You will be engaged in a key project focused on understanding bacterial pathogenesis and the biogenesis and functions of bacterial membrane vesicles.

This position will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a key role contributing to innovative research and producing conference and seminar papers and publications resulting from that research.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role you will have completion of a bachelor's degree with honours or a PhD in the discipline of Microbiology and evidence of participation in higher level study relevant to discipline or professional area. You will have experience in research and evaluation in Microbiology including molecular microbiology, tissue culture and basic immunological techniques.

Experience in the analysis and modelling of data, including the capacity to integrate data from a range of sources will aid your success in this role.

Expertise in bioinformatics, next generation DNA sequencing, CRISPR and basic immunology is considered highly advantageous.


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How to apply

Closing date: 11pm Sunday 8 December 2019

Position Enquiries: Associate Professor Maria Kaparakis Liaskos, Email:

Position Description below:

Download File PD Research Officer, Microbiology.pdf

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

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

  • Cover letter, outlining which position you are applying for and employment type;
  • 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.

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.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Recruitment Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job number 559018 under current vacancies.

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. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. 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.

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