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Research Fellow (Liver Disease)

Job No.: 582142

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 conduct research in the processes contributing to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic hepatosteatosis (NASH) in obesity. The successful applicant will join an established research team with a track record in research excellence.

The obesity epidemic is a major and leading cause in overall disease burden worldwide and a principal driving factor of chronic diseases, including NASH, a prelude to liver disease and cancer. The molecular mechanisms by which obesity contributes to the development of NASH and its progression to liver cancer remain unknown. The project will take advantage of cell models, animal models, pharmacological approaches and human liver specimens to determine the molecular mechanisms by which obesity drives the development of NAFLD and its progression to NASH. A key focus of the project will be on understanding the importance of redox balance and the role of reactive oxygen species.

Ideally we are seeking a candidate who has completed a PhD and has experience in animal handling and dissection, immunohistochemistry, genotyping and mouse colony management, real-time PCR and other genomic techniques, cell culture and general biochemical techniques including western blotting. 

If you have a track record of research excellence and are 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.

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Professor Tony Tiganis, +61 3 9902 9332. 

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 7 November 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT


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