Research Officer - Kidney Development and Disease Laboratory

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 21 Jun 2023

Research Officer - Kidney Development and Disease Laboratory

Job No.: 652183

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $90,773 - $97,979 pa HEW Level 06 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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The Opportunity

As the Research Officer in our Kidney Development and Disease laboratory, you will be responsible for providing high-quality research services to support our ongoing operations. Your role will involve performing complex research activities aimed at understanding the genetic and environmental factors contributing to kidney disease and the process of kidney formation.

This will include supporting experiments aimed at profiling disease processes, such as imaging, animal model work, tissue culture studies, and basic molecular biology techniques involving DNA and protein. It is crucial that you maintain a compliant and safe research environment. Working closely with our research staff and students, you will ensure efficient research services in alignment with protocols and standards.

The appointee will have a degree in a relevant field with subsequent relevant experience, or extensive experience with high-level analytical, technical, data analysis and research skills and a demonstrated capacity to develop and implement effective technical and research processes and systems.

Experience in the following is desirable for this Research Officer position:

  • Basic molecular biology approaches including DNA (cloning, PCR, genotyping) and protein (Purification, Western blotting, immunostaining) techniques
  • Biological imaging and different types of light microscopy as well as tissue culture and histology
  • The use of animal models (particularly mice) including colony management, handling and humane experimentation

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily .

How to Apply

If you are ready to make an impact and take your career to the next level, we encourage you to apply today! Please submit a detailed cover letter along with your resume. Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs '.


Professor Ian Smyth, Laboratory Head, +61 3 9903 1670  

Position Description

 Research Officer - Kidney Development and Disease Laboratory

Closing Date

Wednesday 21 June 2023, 11:55pm AEST

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