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Current vacancies

We are seeking a highly experienced and enthusiastic Department Manager to support the Doherty Institute’s academic department contained in the University of Melbourne Doherty Department, under the leadership of the Director. This includes both laboratory and clinical research programs. The Department Manger will be responsible for coordination of administrative support, financial and resource management, HR and compliance programs, and consultation of University policy and procedures.

To be successful in this role, you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and have demonstrated experience in managing complex group dynamics at management level. Experience in or an understanding of the higher education sector and knowledge of research funding models would be desirable.

More information including Position Description, Selection Criteria and how to apply can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Saturday, 21 July.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Project Manager to provide high level co-ordination and administrative support for a range of HIV Cure activities, including clinical studies, research projects, international collaborations and community liaison. They will be responsible for maintaining project meeting schedules, coordination of meetings and key documents, and maintenance of communications across HIV Cure activities. They will also be required to assist with the preparation of funding applications and funding body reporting requirements, including the preparation of progress reports and monitoring of budgets for selected activities. The Project Manager will work closely with the Director, and report to the Research Manager of the Doherty Department.

To be successful in applying for this role, you will be a dedicated team player and have demonstrated experience in management of complex projects in the research sector. Experience in the coordination and management of clinical research projects will be advantageous.

More information including Position Description, Selection Criteria and how to apply can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 23 July.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology seeks a research assistant to work with Professor Stephen Kent and Dr Amy Chung. We are interested in understanding the role of antibodies in control of infectious diseases, including HIV, Influenza, Malaria and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and how they can be utilized in vaccination and antibody therapeutics.

We seek an enthusiastic individual with a strong interest in immunology and infectious diseases.  The research assistant, with the support and guidance from senior academic staff, will apply a number of different experimental procedures to characterize and define the role of these antibodies using specialized techniques. Furthermore, the technician will be asked to consult scientific literature, maintain well-documented lab records and contribute to the preparation of research manuscripts.

Exceptional organizational skills, the ability to work within a team atmosphere, and being a self-starter are essential for success in this position.

More information including Position Description, Selection Criteria and how to apply can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 7 August.

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