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Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Cellular and Structural Biochemistry: Melbourne, Australia

Job No. 570033
Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences/
School of Biomedical Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time, fraction (1.0)
Duration: Fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $66,706 – $90,532 pa Level A
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)
  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

About Monash University

Monash is a dynamic internationally competitive university ranked in the world’s top 100. It is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Australian Universities and the international M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities.

Monash prides itself on providing a world-class environment for biomedical research; promoting an interdisciplinary, collaborative research community underpinned by outstanding research facilities.

The Chemokine-Receptor Interaction Laboratory is located in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the recently established Biomedicine Discovery Institute ( which brings scientists together into six cross-disciplinary health focused discovery programs.

The Opportunity

We are seeking two junior post-doctoral scientists in the Chemokine-Receptor Interaction Laboratory (lead investigator Martin Stone), which studies the regulation of chemokine function in inflammation. The successful applicants are expected to have strong potential to develop into leaders of independent research programs.

One position will focus on elucidating novel signalling pathways activated by chemokines. Suitable applicants will have very strong foundations in cellular biochemistry, pharmacology or a related field. Experience in proteomics would be advantageous.

The second position will focus on functional and structural characterisation of novel chemokine-binding proteins from tick species. Suitable applicants will have very strong foundations in protein structure and characterisation, ideally including computational structural modelling and/or bioinformatics.


Associate Professor Martin Stone,

Closing Date

2 January 2018, 11.55pm AEDT

Lead Toxicologist

  • Lead Biocompatibility Requirements
  • Global Medical Device manufacturer
  • Highly Attractive Salary, Sponsorship for overseas candidate

About the company

Our client is a global leader in the medical device industry. They specialize in the development of respiratory care devices and are head quartered in Australia. They are constantly developing new and innovative products with a view to improving the quality of life and reducing healthcare costs. They have an ever-expanding work force and are passionate about their people and their products.

About the opportunity

We are looking for an experienced toxicologist to lead the biocompatibility requirements of this global medical device company. You will have a deep technical understanding of biocompatibility and analytical chemistry. You will be accountable for toxicology outcomes across all products. You will have current insight into global regulatory requirements and the ability to develop strategic relationships. As a senior member of the engineering team you will be responsible for mentoring and encouraging other team members.


  • Provide toxicology services in support of product development and regulatory submissions
  • Oversee and manage device biocompatibility requirements and testing
  • Define and ensure materials selection for components for appropriate quality levels
  • Identify and evaluate technical alternatives
  • Resolve technical issues with the engineering disciplines
  • Ensure company biocompatibility processes are both correct and adhered to
  • Lead the discussions around toxicology and biocompatibility
  • Develop strategic relationships with regulatory bodies, external laboratories and suppliers

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience working in toxicology within devices, pharma or food industry
  • In depth knowledge of ISO 10993
  • Well informed in changes in biocompatibility and new areas of testing
  • FDA or EU regulation exposure would be highly rated
  • Understand extractable and leachable testing
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to wider business


Motivated, driven, passionate employees. With a strong work ethic they believe in the products they create.


Highly attractive remuneration on offer. Will offer sponsorship to overseas candidates. As part of the senior leadership team you will be instrumental in the strategic development and growth of the company. The company is based in the beautiful western suburbs of Sydney with excellent facilities and on-site parking.

How to Apply

Click apply or contact Joanna Murphy, Recruitment Consultant on 02 8877 8718 for a confidential discussion.

About us

Pharmaceutical & Medical Professionals, a Healthcare Professionals Group business. Recruiting all positions, at all levels, into biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical and scientific companies. For more pharmaceutical or medical related job opportunities visit For other healthcare related job opportunities visit


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Joanna Murphy
Engineering > Research & Development Engineer
Date Posted:
3/11/2017 3:01:00 PM