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Research Fellow - CRYO-TEM Specialist

Job No.: 620419

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $101,130 - $120,093 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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  • 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 Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-Electron Microscopy is a university research platform and is part of the national grid of Microscopy Australia facilities. Its mission is to enable and advance research excellence at Monash University and beyond through the provision of a world-class research capability in electron microscopy for the biomedical sciences. The Ramaciotti Centre collaborates with and provides complementary facilities to the adjacent Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM), the Australian Synchrotron and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), which are within walking distance.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly-motivated Level B Research Fellow to carry out independent and team research within the field of Cryo-Electron Microscopy. A key focus of this position will be extension of the cryo-tomography capabilities within the Monash Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-EM. The research fellow will play a critical role in running the second 300keV cryo-TEM in the centre and the associated cryo-tomography capability.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the operation of dedicated high-end cryo-electron microscopes and cryo-EM data analysis and hold advanced expertise across three or more of the areas shown below:

  • Cryo-electron tomography
  • Structural analysis by sub tomogram averaging
  • Single particle cryo-electron microscopy
  • High-resolution structure determination and model building
  • Cryo-FIBSEM and cryo-lamella preparation
  • Cryo-optical microscopy and correlative light and electron microscopy
  • Optimisation of cryo-electron microscopy sample preparation
  • Development of hardware or software for cryo-electron microscopy

If you believe you have the expertise and range of skills required for this position, we look forward to receiving your application.

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

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Associate Professor Georg Ramm, Head Monash Ramaciotti Cryo EM platform


T: +61 (0)3 990 51280

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 4 August 2021, 11:55pm AEST

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