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Current vacancies

Research Support Officer - HIV Clinical

The Research Support Officer will be a member of the team working with the Department of Infectious Diseases on HIV clinical studies and COVID-19 clinical studies, and a project investigating the mechanisms of HIV pathogenesis. With support and guidance, the appointee will conduct both independent and team-based clinical and basic research activities and be responsible for day-to-day laboratory operations.

For full position description and to apply visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 5 December.

NCAS MRFF RDI Research Officer

The Research Officer will work closely with NCAS Director Professor Karin Thursky, colleagues and chief investigators to execute the large and complex project specified within the successful MRFF- Research Data Infrastructure (MRFF RDI) grant: Appropriate Antimicrobial Use: Scaling Surveillance Using Digital Health (Funding from 30 June 2022 and ends on 31 May 2026).

For full position description and to apply visit the University of Melbourne careers page.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 5 December.

Research Officer

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is seeking a highly motivated Research Officer to join the research program of Prof Stephen Kent and Dr Adam Wheatley at the Doherty Institute.

The Research Officer will participate in a research program that aims to understand how to optimally elicit broad and protective immunity against viral pathogens, such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2. They will investigate aspects of immune imprinting and antibody feedback that may be addressed by rational vaccine design, utilising murine models and human clinical samples. 

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Applications close on 17 November 2022.

The University of Melbourne's Department of Infectious Diseases at the Doherty Institute is recruiting a Project Support Officer to support Prof Deborah Williamson’s research portfolio through general lab administration and research project management relating to clinical and public health microbiology, genomics and novel diagnostics applied to sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The successful applicant will undertake a range of tasks including meeting support for internal and external committees and projects, project coordination support for key national multi-partner grants, processing of financial transactions, as well liaising with diverse organisations, funding bodies and multi-disciplinary professionals to support the programs of work.

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Applications close on 21 November 2022.

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