Research Assistant / Research Officer in Clinical Proteomics

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Jul 2023

6 Jun 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

3 Jul 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job no: 0051246
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research in fast-tracking the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases.
  • Access to world-class facilities and mentorship for career development in a prestigious institute.
  • $80,258 - $108,906 p.a., plus 17% super, and benefits!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual with technical expertise in biological mass spectrometry to join the University of Melbourne's innovative RDMassSpec initiative. You will play a crucial role in the detailed proteomic and metabolomic analyses of patient samples, fast-tracking the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. Based in the Bio21 Institute and working closely with the Melbourne Mass-Spectrometry & Proteomics Facility and a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians based throughout the Parkville Biomedical precinct, you will have the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research and make a significant impact in the field of precision medicine.  You will receive mentorship for career development and be surrounded by cutting-edge facilities for metabolomics, proteomics, and more.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work both independently and support RDMassSpec operations and activities overseen by the Stroud and McConville groups.
  • Work closely with the Melbourne Mass-Spectrometry & Proteomics Facility to develop and apply clinical multi-omic approaches.
  • Provide intellectual leadership of defined elements of the RDMassSpec initiative. Co-supervision of honours or postgraduate research projects within research area (subject to completion of a PhD).
  • Actively participate at School and/or Faculty meetings and with guidance, contribute to planning activities or committee work to support capacity-building in the School/discipline.

Who We Are Looking For

You are driven by the opportunity to work independently, executing experiments within broad guidelines, and demonstrate initiative and commitment to achieving scientific goals.

You will also have:

  • Technical experience with the operation of biological mass spectrometry (metabolomics/proteomics) instrumentation.
  • Experience in broad range of biochemistry techniques (protein expression, purification, enzymology).
  • Authorship on at least one peer-reviewed publication (or equivalent).

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology “

The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne offers an exceptional opportunity to be part of a leading research and teaching environment. With a strong focus on molecular understanding of biology and disease, translational research, drug discovery, and development, our department provides critical mass and interdisciplinary collaboration. As a candidate, you will have access to state-of-the-art technology platforms and the opportunity to make a significant impact on scientific advancements. Join us in our pursuit of knowledge, innovation, and improving human health.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

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We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 3 July 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:0051246 RA-RO in Clinical Proteomics_PD.pdf

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