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Job no: 0050657

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science

Department/School: School of BioSciences

Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)

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

About the role:

The Research Fellow on this ARC funded research (Functional dynamics of skeletal microbiota in healthy and bleached corals) will conduct molecular research on the microbiome of the coral skeleton, which is not well understood in terms of its structure, functional potential, metabolic interactions and roles during coral bleaching. Using a combination of metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, this project aims to characterise how microbial functions are structured along (and contribute to) physico-chemical gradients in the skeleton, build models of metabolic interactions between holobiont models, and track these functions and interactions during simulated coral bleaching.

You will participate in research planning and will responsible for metagenomics and metatranscriptomics studies. You will lead the data generation, analysis and interpretation and will contribute to the supervision of research students, thereby acquiring important science leadership skills. You will also play a critical role in disseminating the results as journal articles and conference presentations.

About you:

Completed (or nearly so) a PhD in prokaryote or eukaryotic biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline.

Skills and Experience required to fulfil the position:

- Demonstrated experience in basic molecular work and high-throughput sequencing.

- Demonstrated experience in genomics and understanding of organismal metabolic pathways.

- A demonstrated aptitude for research, with a sound publication record in relevant areas, commensurate with experience and opportunities.

- Demonstrated ability to prepare research reports and manuscripts for publication.

- Strong evidence of ability and desire to build an academic research career trajectory.

- Excellent interpersonal and both written and oral communication skills in English.

- Excellent ability to work co-operatively and positively in a multi-disciplinary research based team environment and liaise with people from diverse backgrounds.

- Demonstrated excellent organisational skills to meet deadlines and bring projects to a timely completion.

- Demonstrated ability to develop, administer and see through to completion appropriately designed research projects with limited supervision.

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