Research Officer

Research Officer

Application closing date: 
Thu, 17/10/2019 - 5:00pm

About the position

The Research Officer will work with Professor David Komander within the Ubiquitin Signalling Division. The research focus of the Komander lab is to understand the “ubiquitin code” utilizing a variety of existing techniques and establishing new methodologies in comprehensively characterizing ubiquitin modifications, as well as physiologically important deubiquitinases and E3 ligases.

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate will have a relevant doctoral qualification with a demonstrated broad range of protein biochemical skills, preferably in the area of ubiquitin research. It a requirement for the appointee to be a well-rounded protein biochemist with ample experience in protein expression and purification, biophysical methods, and structural biology, with an urge to understand and study underlying cell biological processes, and enzyme function in cell signalling contexts. Ability to make high quality scientific contributions including publications and presentations is also essential.

Prior experience in protein ubiquitination is highly desirable. Accurate recording of results and maintenance of laboratory resources and records is a further key requirement.

Terms of appointment

This position is available for 3 years in a full time capacity. Salary is A6 - A8 ($90,053 - $96,661). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to Prof. David Komander,

A position description is available.

How to apply

Please email your application including a CV, Cover letter and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to, quoting reference WEHI/DADK in the subject line.

Application closing date - 17 October 2019

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