RESEARCH ASSISTANT- STEM CELL SYSTEMS LABORATORY
Job no: 0046835
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
Salary: $68,892 - $79,130 (HEW 5)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - 9.5% superannuation
The Wells Laboratory is seeking a Research Assistant to support research program in the design of synthetic macrophages. The project is part of the Centre for Stem Cell Systems, at the University of Melbourne, and is funded by Stem Cells Australia. Building on our current abilities to differentiate macrophages from pluripotent stem cell sources, the project will design and construct new molecular reporters that indicate specific sources of metabolite-driven signalling in macrophages, including but not limited to glycolipid recognition, calcium sensing, purinergic receptor activation, and caspase activation.
We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate scientist with an understanding of, and experience in basic cell and molecular biology. The duties will include PCR, plasmid design, restriction digests, DNA preparation, bacterial culture, DNA sequencing. They will also entail some mammalian cell culture work, including maintenance of iPSC cell lines, routine culturing, transfection, and some RNA and flow cytometry work.
The position will be hosted by the Centre for Stem Cell Systems in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. The position reports to Prof Christine Wells, Centre Director and will be supervised by Centre research fellows.
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