Call for Expressions of Interest:  Positions available in MCRI Stem Cell Medicine & Neurodevelopment

Call for Expressions of Interest: Positions available in MCRI Stem Cell Medicine & Neurodevelopment

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Melbourne, Australia

Make a difference within Australia’s largest child health Research Institute
https://www.mcri.edu.au/
The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is the leading child health research organisation in Australia, and within the top five child health research institutes worldwide. Our mission is to improve child health outcomes; for every child to have a better future.

Based in Melbourne and co-located with our research partners The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Melbourne University on the Melbourne Children’s Campus. This provides us with a unique opportunity to accelerate our emphasis on translational research. Our diverse team of world-leading researchers have one shared goal – to make discoveries that transform child health worldwide. We are inspired by people who are resourceful, imaginative, self-motivated, energised by making the world better, and who believe in the benefit of collective effort.
Organised around five main research themes and five major cross-disciplinary research programs, our researchers work across three areas: laboratory work to investigate why diseases occur, clinical research alongside paediatric doctors and nurses to influence diagnosis and treatment, and population health studies to understand how disease impacts children in the broader community.

Our subsidiary organisation, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) is Australia’s pre-eminent genetics service that provides diagnostics, counselling and scientific leadership. VCGS has the largest collective genetics expertise in the Southern Hemisphere. As a not-for-profit organisation, all proceeds go back into research, which means we can continue to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

This is why the Murdoch Children’s is the place to be to change the face of child health

MCRI Stem Cell Medicine
https://www.mcri.edu.au/stemcells
MCRI Stem Cell Medicine is a world class research program established to drive the discoveries of fundamental stem cell biology toward medical outcomes for patients. Predominantly straddled across the Themes of Cell Biology and Genetics, we are focussed on the delivery of human stem cell treatments for patients, and have research programs in stem cell disease modelling and drug screening, stem cell therapies and bioengineered tissues. MCRI is ideally positioned to lead international stem cell research, collaborating closely with internationally leading clinicians, biomedical scientists, engineers, ethicists, and the biotechnology sector to deliver stem cell medical breakthroughs into the clinic.

Positions Available
We are currently expanding our successful Stem Cell Medicine research program by proactively developing a critical mass of world class stem cell research talent and strategically investing in state-of-the-art stem cell technologies to effectively deliver novel stem-cell treatments into the clinic.

Neural Stem Cell Biologist: Group Leader
Theme: Cell Biology
Priority Area: Stem Cell Medicine
Position: Fulltime 5 year position, Level C
Salary Range: AUD $120,000-$139,000 (excluding on costs)

MCRI Stem Cell Medicine is looking to recruit a mid-career neural development biologist to establish their own research team in the area of neural stem cell biology, including the generation of specific neural subtypes and neurological disease models using stem cells. Aside from establishing and leading their own research, the incumbent would intersect with the neurodevelopmental genetics, genomics and neuroscience research groups within the Institute, as well as the paediatric neurologists, developmental paediatricians and clinical geneticists within the Royal Children’s Hospital to augment the functional genomics capacity of the institute in neurodevelopmental disease, contributing to the critical mass and collaborative leadership in this space within the campus.

Stem Cell Biologist: Group Leader
Theme: Cell Biology
Priority Area: Stem Cell Medicine
Position: Fulltime 5 year position, Level C
Salary Range: AUD $120,000-$139,000 (excluding on costs)

We are looking to recruit a mid-career stem cell scientist specialising with expertise in the application of stem cell medicine either in the area of pluripotent or adult somatic stem cells. The successful applicant would be required to establish a group, lead research and collaborate with other cancer stem cell researchers within MCRI and clinicians across the Royal Children’s Hospital campus. We are interested in applicants interested in applying stem cell biology across a wide range of tissue types or diseases, including skin, intestine, brain and muscle.

Kidney Disease Modelling: Research Officer (Postdoctoral)
Theme: Cell Biology
Priority Area: Stem Cell Medicine
Position: Fulltime 1 year position, Level A
Salary Range: AUD $87,000-$93,000 (excluding on costs)

We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral scientist / Research Officer within the area of Kidney Disease Modelling on a 12-month contract to join the Kidney Regeneration research group, led by Professor Melissa Little. This position is available for a research officer level postdoctoral researcher with expertise in experimental nephrology or cell and developmental biology with an interest in modelling heritable glomerular and tubular disease using pluripotent stem cells.

For further details, or to submit an expression of interest with your CV, please contact Stem Cell Project Manager Trish Barber at trish.barber@mcri.edu.au.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Positions available in MCRI Stem Cell Medicine & Neurodevelopment