Research Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering


1 Jul 2023
Job Information

Research Field
Biological sciences
Medical sciences
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
20 Jul 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Fixed-term appointment until 12 January 2026
Remuneration: $78,120 – $106,022 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas – and the people who discover them

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The Opportunity

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is currently seeking a Research Fellow, to focus on the development and optimisation of a new process for the controlled directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells, to produce a specific cellular product for use in therapeutic applications in the treatment of cancer. 

In this role, the Research Fellow will work collaboratively with academics from Engineering and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Faculties and with a commercial partner to investigate the response of pluripotent and differentiating cells to specific materials, and characterise the resulting cellular products in order to assist the team in modifying an existing manufacturing process, and optimise the processes and procedures to generate a well-defined, extensively characterised and consistent cellular product.

To be successful in this role, you will have a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline or a closely related area. You will have experience in making reporter cell lines, experience in the directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, particularly to the T-cell lineage, recombinant expression and other molecular techniques. Your experience in common immunological techniques, including multiparameter flow cytometry and immunoassays, will ensure your success in this role.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily .

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Professor Laurence Meagher, CTET Director, Professor – Department of Materials Science and Engineering, +61 3 9905 9395, +61 418 479 016, or [email protected]

Position Description

Research Fellow

Closing Date

Thursday 20 July 2023, 11:55 pm AEST

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