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Job no: 0052412

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences

Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

An exciting 2-year fixed term opportunity for a researcher to join the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit public health laboratory, to support antimicrobial resistance surveillance activities within the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL), the Peter Doherty Institute.

This will incorporate work on state-wide genomic data for resistant bacterial pathogens, contributions to nationally integrated pathogen genomic data, and support for regional activities in South Asia and the Pacific on the use of genomics data to better understand antimicrobial resistance in the region. In particular, phylogenetic methods that integrate with epidemiology will be used to infer transmission within outbreak clusters and in the broader community.

MDU PHL is one of Victoria’s public health laboratories responsible for providing the highest quality microbiological services, including pathogen genomics to identify, investigate and control protect and improve the public’s current and emerging public health threats posed by infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and biological agents of security concern.

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