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Careers

Working at the Doherty Institute is a rich and inspiring experience. 

Current vacancies

Research Assistant - Antibody Profiling and Vaccine Development

This presents a unique opportunity for a passionate Research Assistant to join the renowned Chung Lab at the Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in advancing our understanding of antibody responses to infectious diseases, particularly focusing on the development of antibody-based vaccines and therapeutics. Working collaboratively with a team of accomplished researchers, you will engage in cutting-edge techniques such as protein expression, BLI, Capillary Electrophoresis, multiplex, in vitro cell-based assays, and flow cytometry, contributing to the assessment of high throughput antibody profiling assays.

For further information and to apply, visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

Applications close Tuesday, 20 February 2024.

Research Fellow in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

This presents an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow in Epidemiology to contribute to cutting-edge research at the forefront of infectious diseases. Join a collaborative team at the renowned Peter Doherty Institute, working closely with Dr Katherine Gibney on epidemiological studies, particularly focusing on group A streptococcal disease (GAS). This role offers the chance to manage projects, collaborate on impactful research, and contribute to manuscripts and presentations while fostering a dynamic and supportive team culture. 

For further information and to apply, visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

Applications close Wednesday, 21 February.

Modelling Research Fellow

This is a compelling opportunity for a skilled mathematical modeller and analyst to join the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Doherty Institute. As a key member of an established multi-disciplinary group, you will play a crucial role in a modelling program funded by the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, addressing pressing questions related to vaccine allocation for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza within the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule. 

You excel in collaborative teamwork, meeting deadlines with ease. Your strong communication skills shine, complemented by a history of peer-reviewed scientific article publications.

For further information and to apply, visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

Applications close Monday, 26 February 2024.

Research Fellow Nanoscience

Join the dynamic Department of Infectious Diseases as a Research Fellow, where you'll collaborate with leading experts such as Professor Sharon Lewin and Professor Joseph Trapani, based at the Peter Macallum Cancer Centre. This unique role involves pioneering CRISPR-Cas13 technology for antiviral therapeutics, focusing on delivery strategies including mRNA and lipid nanoparticles and evaluation in cutting-edge organoid models, while actively engaging in supervising PhD and/or Honours projects.

For further information and to apply, visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

Applications close Wednesday, 6 March.

Research Fellow-Antibody Glycosylation in Malaria

The Department of Infectious Diseases is excited to offer an unparalleled opportunity for an accomplished Post Doctoral Scientist to contribute to a cutting-edge NHMRC-funded project, focusing on characterising antigen-specific antibody glycosylation in clinical samples from pregnant women and young children exposed to Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection. Under the guidance of Prof Stephen Rogerson, A/Prof Nichollas Scott and Dr Elizabeth Aitken, you'll be at the forefront of developing techniques to unravel the mysteries of afucosylated antibodies and their interactions with human leukocytes, shedding light on immunity to malaria and potentially informing our understanding of viral infections like SARS-CoV2, influenza, and dengue.

For further information and to apply, visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

Applications close Wednesday, 6 March.


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