Research Officer – Developmental Molecular Genetics

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Research

Research Officer – Developmental Molecular Genetics

About the role

Mater Research is searching for a Research Officer to join our Developmental Molecular Genetics (DMG) group led by Dr Sandra Richardson at the Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba. The primary focus of the DMG group is the biology of mammalian transposable elements, with regards to both their fundamental impacts on genome structure and evolution as well as their potential role in reproductive dysfunction and infertility. This contract will be offered for a 2 year period.

Mater Research (MR) is a world-class institute that is committed to academic medicine and aims to discover, develop, translate, and commercialise medical research that integrates with relevant areas of excellence within clinical practice. MR discovers ways to prevent and treat conditions affecting babies, children, adolescents and adults, helping them to lead healthy lives.

This role represents a unique and career defining opportunity to join a market leader in healthcare and a proudly Mission Led organisation.

Salary: Mater Research RL1$83,104 - $89,208 p.a. + super + salary sacrificing

What you’ll be doing

In this important role you will be expected to carry out research projects in line with the scientific focus of the Developmental Molecular Genetics (DMG) group. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in the design and execution of research studies
  • Developing new research methodologies
  • Analysing literature relevant to research area
  • Assisting in the preparation of research papers for publication
  • Presenting at national and international at conferences and workshops
  • Applying for research fellowships and grants
  • Assisting with preparing ethics and compliance documents
  • Working with colleagues and postgraduates in the development of collaborative research projects
  • Supervising junior staff and students
  • Attending, as appropriate, research related and organisational events
  • Presentation and active participation at lab meetings.

About you

You will have extensive experience in one or more of the following areas – mammalian developmental biology, pluripotent stem cell biology or genetics and genomics.  Additionally, you will possess the following:

  • PhD submitted in a biological discipline relevant to group
  • Demonstrate high level written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Internally motivated to up skill in laboratory techniques, learn new methodologies, and refine scientific writing and verbal presentation skills
  • Adept at networking and forming new collaborations
  • Ability to present complex data and concepts at laboratory meetings
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills necessary for negotiating and liaising effectively with a diverse range of staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational skills.

 Why join us?

In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

To Apply:

To learn more - please view here Download File 2111 - PD - Research Officer - Developmental Genetics.pdf

Please click "Apply now" -Applications should include a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae listing all relevant laboratory skills and extent of experience along with contact details of two professional referees.

For position enquiries, please contact Dr Sandra Richardson at 

Applications close COB 11 February 2022

*Please Note: We will not require any support from Recruitment Agencies at this time and kindly request no contact is made. Only direct applications will be considered.

**It is now a mandatory requirement of employment at the Mater to be and to remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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