First listed on: 17 April 2019

Seeking Research Fellows to join Monash University

Job number: 591784

Location: Clayton campus 

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3 years fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $97,203 - $115,429 pa Level B / $119,072 - $137,298 pa Level C (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

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

Currently experiencing exceptional growth, the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease is now inviting outstanding academics to join our world-class Institute to deliver high-quality research. Multiple openings are available at a Level B Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America) or Level C Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in North America).

The successful incumbent will conduct independent research that is synergistic or complementary to the Institutes existing discovery and translational research efforts. The Research Fellow will be an energetic and innovative academic with the ability to pioneer in emerging research areas and provide research supervision to others. Relative to the opportunity the successful candidates will have excellent publication records (or other independent accomplishments), with strong research and organisational skills. Your excellent communication skills are vital for the productive interaction with colleagues at the IVBD and Monash University. The successful candidate will receive salary support for a minimum of 3 years plus generous start-up funding and unique research opportunities enabled by the World Mosquito Program.

Examples (non-exhaustive) of scientific backgrounds and research interests that could be complementary to the Institute’s existing activities include;

  • Ae. aegypti /Wolbachia field biology and evolution
  • Population genetics
  • Ae. aegypti genome modification
  • Big Data ecological research relevant to Ae. aegypti/Wolbachia
  • Phenotypic consequences of mitochondrial-nuclear interactions in mosquitoes

The Institute

The Institute of Vector-Borne Disease (IVBD) spearheads the University’s research efforts in eliminating diseases such as dengue fever and Zika. The Institute is home to dedicated laboratory facilities, including a large BSL2 and BSL3 insectary. The Institute operates the World Mosquito Program (WMP), an international collaborative research program designed to prevent the transmission of arboviral diseases threatening the health of people living in tropical and subtropical regions and aims to improve global health whilst significantly reducing the financial burden on local health systems in these regions. The WMP currently operates in 10 countries and is expanding.

The Melbourne Area

Melbourne is one of the world’s most liveable cities, with excellent education, healthcare, infrastructure, low crime, and exceptional cuisine, cultural activities, and creative design. The regional area is renowned for its dramatic coastline, extensive parks, wildlife, and Yarra Valley wine region.

This is a unique opportunity to join a passionate team at a leading University with top-rankings. If you feel you have the drive and expertise to contribute to this cutting-edge Institute, then apply before July 31st, 2019.

Required application materials include:

(1) cover letter (that includes 200-word research plan and date of availability)
(2) current CV with publication list
(3) 3 references with email/phone contacts

Please have your all your applications in by the closing date.


Professor Cameron Simmons - Director, +61 3 9905 5556 Institute of Vector-Borne Disease.

Position Description

 Research Fellow - Level B

 Research Fellow - Level C

Closing date

Wednesday 31 July 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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