In March 2008, Australia accepted an invitation to become the first associate member of the renowned European Molecular Biology Laboratory. 

EMBL Australia was launched in 2010 to take full advantage of this unique membership, with the goal of strengthening Australia’s global position in life sciences with a research model that is new to Australia—focusing on nurturing early-career scientists and making the most of Australia’s scientific infrastructure. You can view job vacancies at EMBL Heidelberg office.


Vic Node: Davidovich Group – Positions available

Epigenetic Regulation Structure & Function

Undergraduate students

Highly motivated undergraduate students (3rd year) that would like to gain experience in cancer-related or basic research are welcome to apply. Summer/winter projects for undergraduate students are typically a few weeks.

We can offer:

Wet-lab projects that are suitable for students with no experience. Such projects will include the usage of cutting edge techniques in molecular biology (genome editing, next generation sequencing), biochemistry (protein-complex reconstitution and development of screens for anticancer therapeutics) and structural biology (Cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography and SAXS).

Bioinformatic projects, involved the usage and development of methods for the analysis of next generation sequencing datasets from cancer cell lines and disease-related model systems (bioinformatic projects required prior knowledge in programing).

Read more about the Chen lab here.

To apply:

Email Chen at chen.davidovich@monash.edu with your CV, including your previous education, employment history, scientific experience, achievements and list of publications. Students can apply at any time.

 

Graduate students (PhD and Honours)

Why should you join our lab? We study cancer and developmental-related biological processes, we offer experience in cutting edge approaches and we are offering significant top-ups to holders of primary PhD scholarships. Since our lab is extremely multidisciplinary, you are likely to be exposed to methods and subjects much beyond the scope of your specific study.

 Candidates should be highly motivated, have a good background in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and/or Computer Science, with STRONG INTEREST (experience is not required) in a disease-related biological questions, with emphasis on cancer. Available projects will be done using at least ONE of the following methodologies:

 Structural Biology, using cryo-EM and, X-ray crystallography and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS).

  • Biochemistry and Biophysics, using reconstituted systems in vitro, including complexes of multi-protein subunits and nucleic acids. We have large variety of projects, from the development of screens for anti-cancer drugs to basic research, to gain mechanistic understanding of proteins involved in developmental process.
  • Molecular Biology, using mammalian tissue cultures in combination with genome editing techniques and next-generation sequencing approaches. We have large variety of projects, from the development of cell-based screens for anti-cancer drugs to genetic screens in conjugation to mechanistic study; aiming at understanding the molecular processes dictating the regulation of genes involved in embryonic development, tissue regeneration, inflammatory responses and tumorigenesis.
  • Bioinformatics, with emphasis on development and implementation of computational approaches for next-generation sequencing data analysis of datasets resulted from various approaches (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, PAR-CLIP, iCLIP, SELEX-seq etc.) using cancer cell lines or variety of disease-related biological systems (computational projects require prior knowledge in programming).

Read more about the Chen lab here.

To apply:

Email Chen at chen.davidovich@monash.edu with your CV, including your previous education, employment history, scientific experience, achievements and list of publications. Students can apply at any time.


Postdoctoral Position, Monash University, Melbourne – closes 14 March, 2017

The Rossjohn laboratory, in a broad collaborative network that includes lead national and international researchers, has provided profound insight into T-cell biology, specifically defining the basis of key immune recognition events by T-cells.

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral scientist to join the research group. You will work in the area of viral immunity. You should hold a PhD in Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology or Structural Biology with an interest in Protein Chemistry and Crystallography, with some experience in molecular biology, cell culture (E. coli, insect cells and/or mammalian expression systems), protein biochemistry and crystallography.

Candidates with a promising track record in the relevant areas and a proven publication record in international journals are encouraged to apply.

Your application must address the selection criteria.

For more information please contact: Associate Professor Stephanie Gras, +61 3 9905 0254

To view a detailed detailed Position Description visit the the Monash Jobs website.

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