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The WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (WHOCCRRI) are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Influenza. 

You will work with the research division of the WHOCCRRI on US-funded grants administered through the University of Melbourne. The WHOCCRRI is part of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Labaratory (VIDRL) located at the Doherty Institute. The WHOCCRRI is equipped for high-throughput sequencing and serology.

You will play a key role in developing molecular tools, such as recombinant mAbs and reverse engineered viruses, to investigate the cellular and molecular basis for variable and sometimes poor influenza vaccine immunogenicity. This work will form part of ongoing vaccination studies investigating the effects of prior infection and vaccination on influenza vaccine immunogenicity. Together with other team members, you will contribute to performing basic processing and serology on large numbers of samples from vaccine study participants. You will also work with influenza viruses collected at the centre. There is a possibility of working with small animals. 

You will require expertise in molecular cloning and protein expression, including site-directed mutagenesis, and soluble expression based on mammalian cell expression systems. You should have sound immunology knowledge and be proficient in flow cytometry. You will work independently to develop new methods and prepare manuscripts but will also need to interact productively with colleagues.

View the Position Description and Application Guide.

The deadline for applications is 11.55pm on Tuesday, 15 Ocrtober.

An enthusiastic and ambitious mid-career researcher is sought to lead an independent research program with a focus on virology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute).

The successful applicant will have an established track record in virology with a specific focus and expertise on influenza, HIV, viral hepatitis and emerging infectious diseases. Along with an independent research program, the applicant will make a major contribution to teaching in the field of virology as well as the associated curriculum, policy development and administrative tasks. The successful applicant will be expected to collaborate within the department, the Doherty Institute and wider University precinct.

View the Position Description and Application Guide.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 29 October.

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