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

Combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care in infection diseases and immunity, this unique joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital provides many outstanding opportunities for students, early and late career researchers, and clinicians to benefit from the new facilities and wealth of knowledge within the building. The holistic approach to research and public health encourages collaborations across many different fields and disciplines throughout the Doherty Institute, the surrounding Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, nationally and across the globe. 

Current vacancies

Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory - Medical Scientist, Grade 1

A one-year fixed term vacancy exists for a full time Medical Laboratory Scientist (Grade 1) within the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza located at the Victorian Infectious Disease Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), Doherty Institute, Melbourne. The primary focus of this position is to support ongoing activities at the Centre concerned with the isolation of influenza viruses in cell substrates and the characterisation of these isolates using serological techniques. Further details about this role are available here.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 19 April.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology - Research Assistant

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is seeking a Research Assistant to apply various experimental procedures to characterize the MAIT cell responses to a range of microorganisms using specialised techniques, including flow cytometry, vaccination and infection of mice and cell sorting.

Furthermore, the Research Assistant will be asked to test new approaches, design experiments, address technical problems, consult scientific literature, maintain well-documented lab records and contribute to the preparation of research manuscripts and animal ethics applications. The candidate will also contribute, as a team member, to general lab maintenance, including wash-up, maintaining catalogues and stocks or communal reagents. Further information about this role is available here.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 18 April

Department of Microbiology and Immunology - Senior Lecturer

Applications are now open for a Senior Lecturer to join the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology's teaching team. The successful applicant will make a major contribution to the teaching of immunology/immuno-oncology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The appointee is expected to contribute to the Department's teaching administration and to actively promote the discipline of immunology/immuno-oncology. Further details about this role is available here.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 6 May.

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