Research Officer, Infection & Immunity Division

Research Officer, Infection & Immunity Division

Application closing date: 
Fri, 20/10/2017 - 5:00pm

An opportunity exists for a Research Officer to join the Infection and Immunity Division to study the molecular events that occur during malaria parasite entry into human red blood cells. The laboratory focuses on identifying host receptor-parasite ligand interactions that lead to signalling pathways in both host and parasite that commit malaria parasites for successful red blood cell invasion.

The successful candidate will hold a current PhD and has experience in tissue culture, molecular biology, protein expression and purification is required. Proficiency in structural biology and crystallography techniques and a variety of protein expression systems is highly desirable.

The position is available for 3 years in the first instance. Salary range is Academic Level A ranging from $86,472 - $92,817 and is dependent on qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available.

The Institute is highly supportive of women scientists. Attractive awards including a childcare fellowship (Craven and Shearer Award) and additional technical assistance (Page Betheras Award) during and after maternity leave. A new childcare facility will commence building in early 2017 with a proposed completion date of 2018. Mentoring programs and a strong postdoctoral association contribute to an outstanding career opportunity for an ambitious junior postdoc.

Further information

A position description is available.

General enquiries can be directed to A/Prof. Wai-Hong Tham.

How to apply

Applications addressing the knowledge and experience requirements, CV and the names of 3 professional referees should be emailed in PDF format to, quoting reference number WEHI/CAROI in the subject line.

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. The institute encourages and welcomes interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for roles within the institute.