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Research Fellow (Obesity) 

Job No.: 582125

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The Metabolic Signalling and Human Disease Laboratory is part of the Metabolic Disease & Obesity Program in the recently established Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI). BDI brings together scientists from the School of Biomedical Sciences into six cross-disciplinary health and disease-focused Discovery Programs that include Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Cancer, Metabolic Disease and Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, and Development and Stem Cells.

The Cellular Signalling and Metabolic Disease Laboratory ( is seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow to explore the molecular mechanisms by which the CNS controls feeding, energy expenditure and glucose metabolism and how such processes are perturbed in obesity. The successful applicant will join an established research team with a track record in research excellence.

Ideally we are seeking an incumbent who has completed a PhD in the areas of neuroscience or obesity research and is experienced with mouse handling and dissection, immunohistochemistry, genotyping, real-time PCR and other genomic/biochemical techniques. Experience with stereotactic surgery and optogenetics will also be highly advantageous.

If you have a track record of research excellence and capable of coordinating a multifaceted research program and working both independently and collaboratively in a team, we welcome your application.

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

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.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash jobs".


Professor Tony Tiganis, +61 3 9902 9332.

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow (Obesity)

Closing Date

Thursday 8 November 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT


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