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Research Officer

Private Company - Clayton, VIC

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Source: uWorkin


Job No.: 618271

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $69,522 - $79,857 pa HEW Level 05 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

The Institute of Vector-Borne Disease (IVBD) houses the World Mosquito Program (WMP) at Clayton Campus, WMP is an international collaborative research program designed to prevent the transmission of arboviral diseases. These diseases threaten the health of people living in tropical and subtropical regions and WMP aim to improve global health whilst significantly reduce the financial burden on local health systems in these regions. The WMP is currently operating over 12 countries and continuously expanding.

WMP uses safe and natural bacteria called Wolbachia to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to transmit mosquito-borne diseases including Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. Following many years of laboratory research and field trials with promising results, the WMP is now expanding its activities worldwide and has widespread support from communities, governments and regulators.

On a global platform, the key to this research is the Wolbachia infected Aedes aegypti and through the Product Development team, the Research Officers work to ensure that standardised protocols and procedures are used in the analysis and evaluation experimental data.

The Opportunity

A Research Officer position has become available within the Production Development team at the World Mosquito Program. Reporting to the Product Development Manager, the Research Officer will provide a variety of high-quality research services to support the operations of the World Mosquito Program.

In this role, you will be undertaking high density mosquito rearing, quantitative PCR, and the optimization and preparation of SOPs, while ensuring a compliant and safe research environment. While the Research Officer will have individual projects, these are highly team-oriented positions where large projects are progressed by multiple team members.

As the successful candidate, you will have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field with experience rearing mosquitoes, a good understanding of molecular biology techniques including extracting/handling nucleic acids, performing qPCRs as well as general insect biology. Working as an effective team member, you will also have substantial levels of independence.

The team is a close collaborative group that enjoys a laugh, coffee and social activities. In addition, the role will include 17% superannuation and other added benefits associated with working at Monash University.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs". Please address Key Selection Criteria # 1 - 4

To view the position description and instructions on how to apply please click here


Dr Albert Joubert, Product Development Manager, +61 3 9905 9878

Closing Date

Monday 31 May 2021, 11:55 AEST