2 x Postdoctoral Researcher Roles – MCRI Kidney Regeneration (stem cell regeneration and bioengineering)

2 x Postdoctoral Researcher Roles – MCRI Kidney Regeneration (stem cell regeneration and bioengineering)

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Parkville, Australia

MCRI Kidney Regeneration laboratory currently has two roles open for application.

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), is the leading child health research organisation in Australia and top two in the world. Our purpose is to help children to live happy and fulfilled lives.

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.

For questions, please contact Ms Linda Cox, Executive Assistant to Professor Melissa Little.
E: linda.cox@mcri.edu.au
T: +61 03 9936 6444

Postdoctoral Researcher
Kidney Regeneration – stem cell bioengineer

Salary Range: $90,912 – $97,585 per annum plus super, plus salary packaging benefits.
Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 10 May 2019 [AEST]
Position Reference: 16250

We currently require a Full Time Research Officer on a maximum term contract unit February 2020. The position will work within the Kidney Regeneration laboratory at MCRI and be supported as part of an international collaborative research project, reporting to Professor Melissa Little.

The role will suit a Research Officer level Bioengineer with experience in hydrogel chemistry and their application in stem cell cultures to work on a project focussed on engineering pluripotent stem cell-derived kidney tissue. This ideal candidate for the role would preferably have some experience in human stem cell culture, biomaterial production and regulation of growth factor gradients. Some level of molecular and cellular biology experience is desired.

The main responsibilities of the position will involve design of experiments, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, presentation of the results in verbal and written form, manuscript preparation, professional record keeping and management of communication with collaborators. The position will also include professional contributions to the laboratory, the theme and the research community nationally and internationally. Where required, the position may also be required to supervise research assistants, other research staff or postgraduate students.

To see full position description, selection criteria, and to submit an application, please see this link: https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=16250&company=C0007531036P&username

Research Assistant / Postdoctoral Researcher
Kidney Regeneration

Salary Range: $71,913 – $97,585 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) plus super, plus salary packaging benefits.
Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 10 May 2019 [AEST]
Position Reference: 16387
Research Assistant / Research Officer

We currently require a Full Time Research Assistant / Research Officer on a contract to 1 June 2020 to join the Kidney Regeneration research group.

A position is available for either a Research Assistant (graduate) or Postdoctoral level researcher with expertise in experimental nephrology, pluripotent stem cell biology or cell and developmental biology. Some level of molecular and cellular biology experience is essential, with a preference for skills in cell sorting, imaging, immunostaining and PCR. The position would work within a team but report to Professor Melissa Little.

Responsibilities:
Delivering experimental outcomes on time as the leader of a research team.

  • Research / team planning and staff supervision.
  • Appropriate research integrity and ethical oversight of all research activities
  • Optimising iPSC differentiation protocols.
  • Immunofluorescent staining and microscopy, histology, TEM, qPCR and FACs analysis.
  • Liaising with other members of the laboratory and with local and national collaborators.
  • Maintaining full documentation and filing of all material and data.
  • Presenting outcomes from the research team both verbally and in written form in both internal and external environments. This will include publications, reviews, abstracts, conference presentations, training sessions and lab meetings.
  • Ordering, administration and laboratory maintenance tasks as required

To see full position description, selection criteria, and to submit an application, please see this link: https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=16387&company=C0007531036P&username

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2 x Postdoctoral Researcher Roles – MCRI Kidney Regeneration (stem cell regeneration and bioengineering)