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Envision Pharma Group

Deadline: –

Location: Sydney


Do you hold a life science PhD? Do you have a passion for writing? If so, a career as a Medical Writer at Envision Pharma Group could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Position Description
Working with the wider Scientific and Creative Solutions team, you will deliver medical communications projects to our pharmaceutical clients across the globe. Although some previous experience in medical writing or editing will be an advantage, as an Associate Medical Writer you will benefit from extensive training and mentoring delivered by industry-leading experts.
Key Responsibilities
Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
 Develop a detailed knowledge of the therapy areas you work on
 Support the creation and delivery of content across medical communications projects
 Write scientifically accurate content to meet client briefs
 Support the preparation of, and participate in, client meetings
 Work with the Client Solutions team to meet project deadlines.
Skills and Requirements
 PhD in a life science discipline
 A keen eye for detail across scientific content and editorial standards
 Demonstrable passion for writing
 Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas
 Ability to manage own workload across multiple projects.
About Envision Pharma Group
We are a global leader in medical communications, with an international portfolio of pharmaceutical and biotechnology company clients that we support from our offices in the UK, US, and the Asia-Pacific region. We have an enviable reputation in our field and a heritage founded on continual innovation and leadership in best practice.
What is it Like Working for the Envision Pharma Group?
Envision Pharma Group is committed to developing and supporting team members, enabling them to excel in their roles, and to maintaining a culture that encourages development, as well as recognising and rewarding achievements. We are a dynamic and rewarding company to work for, offering excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive and vibrant work environment.
Send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you can contribute to our continued success, to or, alternatively, visit to find out more


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Monash University

Deadline: 2 January 2018

Location: Melbourne

Reference no. 570033

Remuneration:  $66,706 – $90,532 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)


  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions


Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.


About Monash University

Monash is a dynamic internationally competitive university ranked in the world’s top 100. It is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Australian Universities and the international M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities.

Monash prides itself on providing a world-class environment for biomedical research; promoting an interdisciplinary, collaborative research community underpinned by outstanding research facilities.

The Chemokine-Receptor Interaction Laboratory is located in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the recently established Biomedicine Discovery Institute ( which brings scientists together into six cross-disciplinary health focused discovery programs.


The Opportunity

We are seeking two junior post-doctoral scientists in the Chemokine-Receptor Interaction Laboratory (lead investigator Martin Stone), which studies the regulation of chemokine function in inflammation. The successful applicants are expected to have strong potential to develop into leaders of independent research programs.

One position will focus on elucidating novel signalling pathways activated by chemokines. Suitable applicants will have very strong foundations in cellular biochemistry, pharmacology or a related field. Experience in proteomics would be advantageous.

The second position will focus on functional and structural characterisation of novel chemokine-binding proteins from tick species. Suitable applicants will have very strong foundations in protein structure and characterisation, ideally including computational structural modelling and/or bioinformatics.



Associate Professor Martin Stone,


Deadline: 2 January 2018





University of Sydney

Deadline: 11:30 pm 18 December 2017

Location: Sydney

Reference no. 2361/1117


Opportunity to teach online teaching material within the Immunology and Infectious Diseases department
• Located at Camperdown Campus
• Part time 2.5 days fixed term position for 12 months, remuneration package: $120K – $143K which includes leaving loading and up to 17% super
About the opportunity
This position is for fixed term (one year) 0.5 FTE lecturer in Immunology and Infectious Diseases to work with academic members of Discipline and the Office of Medical Education to develop on-line teaching materials for the Masters of Infection and Immunity (Fundamental Immunology, Clinical Translational Immunology, Infection Control, and Global Control of Infectious Diseases for introduction in 2019) and for the Masters of Internal Medicine (Immunology UoS for introduction 2019) and for components of our undergraduate 3000 and future 4000 courses in Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Immunology and Infectious Disease who:

• PhD in Immunology and/or Infectious diseases
• experience in teaching science and/or medical students immunology, microbiology or infectious diseases, including lectures and/or tutorials and practical classes
• research experience in immunology and/or Infectious Diseases.

Experience in helping in the supervision of Honours and HDR students and familiarity with online learning delivery systems would be highly regarded.

About us
Infectious Diseases and Immunology teaches in the Sydney Medical and Dental Graduate Programmes as well as the Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Science Degrees; it also offers postgraduate coursework.  The discipline’s expertise lies in the area of study of both micro-organisms and immunological responses to infection.  Our research programmes aim to contribute directly to improving the health of the Australian and international community by undertaking research targeting current problems, trials of new drugs and vaccines.  Many of the research programmes involve formal and informal collaboration with colleagues in other university disciplines, teaching hospitals and Commonwealth and State Departments of Health.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff, who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.


Deadline: 11:30 pm 18 December 2017





University of Otago, New Zealand

Deadline: 20 December 2017

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Reference no. 1702230

Our Department
Our Biochemistry Department is a large research and teaching department housed in a well-equipped building. It is part of the University of Otago and located in Dunedin, a culturally vibrant and diverse university city.


The Role
Our lab studies long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as therapeutic targets and prognostic markers in cancer. We previously identified Mammary Tumor Associated RNA 20 (MaTAR20), an lncRNA that impacts tumor growth and metastasis in mouse models of breast cancer. To further examine the role of MaTAR20 in the metastatic cascade, we will perform single-cell RNA-seq of primary tumors, circulating tumor cells and metastatic nodules. The project will elucidate if MaTAR20 is an early predictor of metastasis and thus could be used as a potential diagnostic and/or prognostic marker in the future. A two-year fixed-term postdoctoral position is available to explore the role of MaTAR20 in metastasis.


As a Postdoctoral Fellow you will be responsible for:
• Planning and executing experiments relating to the overall objectives of the project and analysing the subsequent data.
• Maintaining detailed records of the research.
• Attending conferences, presenting data and preparing manuscripts.
• Working with other laboratory members and collaborators.
• Assisting with supervision of students and staff.


Skills and experience
• A PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer research or a related discipline.
• Experience with a range of molecular biology methods, especially nucleic acid extractions, and sterile cell culture techniques.
• Experience in sample preparation for high-throughput sequencing.
• Experience with mouse models is beneficial.
• Experience with bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data is preferred but not required.
• Evidence of research productivity, as indicated by publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Highly organised and motivated.


Further details
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years commencing early 2018.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to:


Deadline: 20 December 2017







Monash University

Deadline: 7 January 2018

Location: Melbourne

Remuneration:  $27,353 pa (tax free, indexed annually) over 3 years (plus a 6-month extension option). At salary bonus (up to $5,000 top up) is negotiable.

Supervisor:  Adam Rose, Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity Program, Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology, Monash University.

Duration:  3 years (plus a 6-month extension option)


The Opportunity
The Nutrient Metabolism and Signalling Laboratory ( is seeking a talented and enthusiastic student to join our dynamic international team to conduct research on novel signalling pathways in how metabolic signalling pathways are dysregulated in – and causally related to – the development of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. The project will take advantage of state-of-the-art cell culture (i.e. Crispr-Cas9 screens), animal models (e.g. AAV-mediated transduction, mouse genetics), and metabolic profiling (e.g. metabolic fluxomics) methods. Specific research projects can be accessed here:


Candidate Requirements
Exceptional graduate students with a high level (H1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only and is funded at the rate of the Australian Postgraduate award.
Details of eligibility requirements to undertake the PhD are available at


A $5000 per annum top-up supplement will be provided to APA scholarship holders and/or to successful applicants for a Biomedicine Graduate Program Scholarship of ~$27,353.00 p.a. (tax free, indexed annually) over 3 years (plus a 6-month extension option). At salary bonus (up to $5,000 top up) is negotiable.



To apply, please ensure you include with your application:

  • a cover letter including a brief outline (1 page) detailing your interest in, and suitability for, the project
  • a detailed curriculum vitae including academic transcript(s)names and contact details of 2 academic referees.

Please send your applications to:




For more details about the project please contact:

Dr Adam J. Rose

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

23 Innovation Walk (Building 77)

Monash University, Clayton campus, Victoria 3800

P: +61 3 99029340



Deadline: 7 January 2018





University of Technology

Deadline: Autumn 2018 start would be 20th December 2017, and for Spring commencement would be 25th April 2018.

Location: Sydney



Two scholarships are open to applicants wishing to undertake their PhD, in the area of microbial cell shape and structural dynamics, in the ithree institute, UTS Faculty of Science. The ithree institute focuses on discovery and applied research to build an understanding of how microbes grow, live, adapt and survive. ithree comprises a team of excellent professional and trainee scientists, a PhD program and track record that promote the future success of graduates, and a wide range of state-of-the-art research equipment for modern molecular life sciences research (
Successful candidates will be awarded a 3-year scholarship valued at $26,682 (2017 rate) per annum to assist with general living costs. This scholarship is available for students starting a PhD in 2018.
Title: Cytoskeletal protein function in the control of archaeal cell shape and division.

Supervisor: ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor Iain Duggin (

Project Description:

Our team seeks to gain a molecular understanding of microbial cell shape and structural responses to change and stress. We are leading the development of Haloferax volcanii as a powerful model microorganism for molecular cell biology, and for understanding cytoskeletal protein function and evolution. With this model, we have discovered the roles of two new families of cytoskeletal proteins from the tubulin-FtsZ superfamily in archaea (Duggin et al. 2015 Nature 519:362). These PhD projects aim to understand how these proteins function to control cell shape and division, by (1) building a “ground-up” understanding of their ability to remodel the cell envelope, and (2) discovering the function of novel proteins linked to the cytoskeleton. The projects will involve methodological innovation and development, and the utilization of cutting-edge technology, including recombinant DNA and molecular genetics, high-resolution fluorescence or electron microscopy, and protein structure and function studies.

• A 1st Class Honours or Masters research degree, or equivalent, in Molecular Biology/Genetics, Structural Biology, Microbiology, or related area.
Desirable attributes and skills:
• Laboratory research experience in molecular biology and microbiology, particularly application of recombinant DNA technology in microorganisms, and/or protein science.
• Strong interest and motivation to pursue research in discovery/fundamental science, evolution, microbial model organism development, and/or protein and structure and function.

Please send your CV, plus your academic record and half-page expression of interest to Iain Duggin (
Applicants for the scholarship must also apply to be admitted to the PhD degree at UTS, as per the instructions at


Deadline: Autumn 2018 start would be 20th December 2017, and for Spring commencement would be 25th April 2018.