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Job no: 0043120
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville

Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: Level A: $66,809*-$90,657 p.a. (*PhD entry Level A.6 $84,458 p.a.) or Level B: $95,434-$113,323 p.a, plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful appointee.

The Research Fellow in Systems Biology will undertake research to develop an energy-based approach to modelling cellular processes. Most current systems biology models consider networks of biochemical reactions in terms of fluxes, or reaction rates, only. This provides a very incomplete model as it ignores the flow of energy through the system. Energy is fundamental to all biological systems and processes. The aim of the research project is to develop new approaches with which to represent energy flows, in addition to fluxes, in models of cellular biochemical processes. This is part of a larger project to develop comprehensive and predictive computational models of heart cells, called the 'heart cell physiome project'.

The Research Fellow in Systems Biology will join the Systems Biology Laboratory; a multi-investigator collaborative research group at the University of Melbourne, based at the School of Mathematics and Statistics and in the new Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering. The Systems Biology Laboratory is directed by Professor Edmund Crampin. More information about the Systems Biology Laboratory and its constituent research groups can be found at the website:

The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the School is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

Close date:  14 May 2017

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