Research Fellow - Respiratory Disease

Research Fellow - Respiratory Disease

University of Tasmania

Hobart, Australia

Contribute to internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for all Tasmanians.

Fellow – Respiratory Disease
Full time, fixed term 2-year appointment
Based in Hobart
Work within one of Australia’s leading health and medical research institutes

Menzies Institute for Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading health and medical research institutes and is recognised worldwide for its research excellence. Menzies’ mission
is to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for all Tasmanians. Menzies’ five themes reflect the burden of disease in the Tasmanian community: Public Health & Primary Care; Neurodegenerative Disease/Brain Injury; Cardiorespiratory Health & Diseases; Musculoskeletal Health & Diseases; and cancer, Genetics & Immunology.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Deputy Director-Menzies, you will conduct NHMRC funded work aimed at understanding the mechanisms of ventilator induced lung injury and how this contributes to
mortality in critically-ill patients. This project primarily involves work on in vivo models and is heavily reliant on laboratory-based techniques including histological, molecular, genetic and proteomic assays. You will also contribute to the general management of laboratory activities and supervision of students.

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertake independent and high-quality research under limited supervision in Respiratory Disease, including the preparation of scientific publications, reviews and technical chapters, and the presentation of conference/seminar papers related to that research.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of studies as specified in relevant grants and undertake administrative tasks relevant to these activities. Assist with the preparation of applications for research funding.
  • Analyse and interpret data as required.
  • Supervise and mentor research by higher degree and honours students.

Your Application
To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Completion of a doctoral qualification in a field relevant to the research undertaken by the Supervisor, or other relevant field.
  • A relevant publication-record appropriate to this position and the ability to achieve a publication record that satisfies the performance expectations for a Level B UTAS Academic.
  • A demonstrated record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of research, demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences.
  • Proven ability and experience in independent research design, implementation, and data analysis with evidence of a high level of performance in these areas.
  • Ability to prepare ethics applications, manuscripts and funding applications.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $130,572 comprising base salary within the range of $93,711 to $111,600 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply
To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Graeme Zosky, Deputy
Director – Menzies, or 03 6226 6921.

Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 4 April 2019, 11.55pm


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Research Fellow - Respiratory Disease