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An exciting opportunity has become available for a motivated and talented individual to join the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences as a Research Fellow in the Rossjohn Laboratory. Part of a broad collaborative network that includes lead national and international researchers, the Rossjohn laboratory has provided profound insight into T-cell immunology, specifically defining the basis of key immune recognition events by T-cells. The laboratory is also now exploring opportunities with industry for the development of new therapies to treat celiac disease.

The Rossjohn laboratory seeks to build upon current findings and ongoing research and presents a unique opportunity for a Research Fellow to conduct research independently, and to provide guidance to junior lab members, within the scope of their research expertise.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Immunology or a related discipline from a recognised university or equivalent qualifications and research experience in the area.
  • Ability to solve complex problems by using discretion, innovation by exercising diagnostic skills
  • A strong research track record including published papers in the field of protein biochemistry

Terms Full-time, 12-month fixed-term appointment (flexible working arrangements may be negotiated)

Salary $69,401 – $94,190 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

Closing Date 11:55pm AEDT, Thursday 15 October 2020

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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

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