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SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS IN THE FIELD OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

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Positions Currently Open

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION – SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

An exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work within the Receptor Transducer Coupling lab, led by Dr Sebastian Furness. The research is based on the investigation of an important underexplored aspect of GPCR (G protein-coupled receptor) biology; the formation of novel pharmacological entities through the interaction of different GPCRs present in the same cell. The lab focuses on questions related to the biophysical and cellular basis for transmission of hormone signals, via cell surface receptors, to intracellular transducers.

This position is well suited for substantial career progression in academic research, and as such, the appointee is expected to have a desire to take ownership of their part of the project whilst working collaboratively, collegially, and supportively with the rest of the team. Expertise in cell biology, GPCR pharmacology and protein biochemistry will be viewed favourably.

Applications

https://www.seek.com.au/job/56021161

Closing date

8 March 2022

More information

Dr Sebastian Furness s.furness@uq.edu.au

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CRC BIOINFORMATICS RESEARCH OFFICER – CENTRE FOR COMPUTATIONAL AND SYSTEMS MEDICINE, MURDOCH UNIVERSITY

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Bioinformatics Research Officer to join the Centre for Computational and Systems Medicine (CCSM) at Murdoch University. This part of the Future Food System Cooperative Research Centre (FFS-CRC) project specifically aims to add value solutions to food industries in the State. The position will drive new research activities that focuses on generating molecular phenotypes of premium food products unique to Western Australia. The overall aim is to connect nutritional quality and composition with health outcomes. The candidate will focus on the development and application of high-fidelity computational and statistical modelling pipelines for modelling metabolic phenotyping data generated from Western Australia premium food products.

Applications

https://www.seek.com.au/job/55963162

Closing date

8:59pm AWST 10 March 2022

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Dr Ruey Leng Loo rueyleng.loo@murdoch.edu.au

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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – BIOMEDICINE DISCOVERY INSTITUTE, MONASH UNIVERSITY

We are seeking a junior postdoctoral scientist in Professor Martin Stone’s laboratory, which studies the regulation of chemokine function in inflammation. The successful applicant is expected to have strong potential to develop into a leader of an independent research program. The position will involve application of functional genomics and cell biological methods to identify novel targets to control chemokine-stimulated leukocyte migration in inflammatory diseases. Suitable applicants will have very strong foundations in cellular biochemistry, signal transduction, molecular pharmacology or a closely related field, including skills in cell culture, cell-based assays, Western blotting and related methods. Strong molecular biology skills are essential and experience with CRISPR and RNAi would be a distinct advantage.

Applications

https://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/630148/research-fellow-biochemistry

Closing date

3 March 2022

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Professor Martin Stone martin.stone@monash.edu

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PhD SCHOLARSHIP – INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

A PhD scholarship is available in Professor Alpha Yap’s laboratory at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, to study early warning mechanisms for epithelial self-protection. This project aims to discover how epithelial tissues in the  body protect themselves against cell injury and cancerous transformation through the early detection and elimination of abnormal cells. Epithelia are found in major organs,  such as the lung, breast and gastrointestinal tract – tissues that are common sources of major diseases, such as inflammation and cancer. The Yap group has pioneered work to understand how mechanical forces are detected as early warnings of cellular dysfunction in epithelia. Conversely, we have found that abnormal tissue mechanics may increase the susceptibility of epithelial tissues to disease. We aim to understand how mechanical signals are detected, how they may be disturbed, and whether correcting mechanics can improve disease outcomes. We work at the interface between experimental biology and theoretical physics. Projects can be tailored to student’s interests, but will give experience in experimental cell biology and physical theory.

Applications

https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/project/early-warning-mechanisms-epithelial-tissue-self-protection

More information

Professor Alpha Yap a.yap@uq.edu.au

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PhD RESEARCH AWARDS – CHILDREN’S MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is an award-winning state-of-the-art medical research facility, with over 100 full-time scientists dedicated to researching the genes and proteins important for health and human development. CMRI is supported in part by its key fundraiser Jeans for Genes®. Our scientists are internationally recognised research leaders and foster excellence in postgraduate training.  CMRI is located at Westmead, a major hub for research and medicine in NSW, and is affiliated with the University of Sydney.

Successful applicants will be awarded a Research Award, consisting of a generous top-up over the value of a university Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship, for 4 years. Successful applicants will also be expected to apply for external scholarships with support from CMRI research leaders.

Projects are multidisciplinary with training in molecular and cellular biology techniques, with some involving mass spectrometry, proteomics, bioinformatics, transgenic animals or live cell imaging.

Areas of CMRI research strength

  • Developmental biology and genetic disease
  • Gene therapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer

CMRI research units https://www.cmri.org.au/Research/Research-Units

PhD projects http://bit.ly/CMRIResearchOpportunities

Contact supervisors directly for more details of projects.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must hold:
    ◦ a relevant Bachelor’s degree with first or second class Honours, OR
    ◦ a research Master’s degree, OR
    ◦ at least 6 months of supervised research training
  • Applicants must be available to start a full-time PhD at CMRI within 6 months.
  • International students are eligible to apply, but the CMRI award does not cover university tuition fees. For students currently outside Australia, commencement of the PhD will also be delayed until Australia’s international borders reopen.

Applications http://bit.ly/CMRIResearchAward

Applications are accepted all year. Applications will be reviewed three times a year: 31 January, 30 May and 30 September.

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