Group Leader Monash University, EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Australia

Group Leader - EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory


About Monash


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 EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network


Australia is the first Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). EMBL is an international research organisation that fosters excellence by providing a highly collaborative environment that benefits the research of all its scientists, whether at graduate, post-doctoral or group leader level. A key initiative of the associate membership is the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network, a partnership of Australian research institutions which provide long-term funded research-only positions allowing early to mid-career researchers to pursue ambitious research programs. Monash University is hosting the node in Victoria of the Partner Laboratory Network.


The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) is one of the largest and most dynamic biomedical research and teaching environments in Australia. The BDI comprises six inter-disciplinary health-focused research Programs, each led by a research leader in the field. These include Infection and Immunity, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Development and Stem Cells, Metabolic Disease, and Obesity and Neuroscience. The BDI houses more than 100 research groups that publish over 700 papers in international journals every year. Annual research income is over $50 million, the vast majority of which comes from the NHMRC and ARC. The BDI works closely with clinical and drug development precincts at Monash and has a number of major industry partnerships to facilitate the translation of our research. 


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The Biomedicine Discovery Institute is seeking top quality researchers with experience in cell biology to establish and grow an independent research laboratory.


The successful applicant will lead a group within the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, one of the five departments that together form the Monash BDI. The Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology is one of the strongest research and teaching departments in the field. Staff and students are accommodated in high-quality research space with easy access to all of Monash University’s research platforms. Areas of research focus include renal, lung and reproductive biology, inflammation and cell death, epigenetics, embryology, cancer, stem cells, and cellular reprogramming.


Candidates with a background in cell biology that is broadly relevant to one or more of the BDI Program themes are invited to apply. The University is particularly keen to expand its expertise in optical imaging and welcomes applicants with significant experience and interest in using and / or developing techniques such as lightsheet microscopy (e.g. lattice light-sheet microscopy (LLSM), single plane illumination microscopy (SPIM)) and super-resolution microscopy (e.g. 3D structured illumination (3D-SIM), direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (dSTORM), stimulated emission depletion (STED)).  The successful applicant will apply these optical imaging techniques to investigate and answer major biological research questions.


The successful applicants will also participate in the collegial, collaborative culture of the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network. The candidates will actively support the development of the network by participating in the various programs aimed at internationalizing research conducted in Australia through linking activities with EMBL.




All enquiries will be held in confidence. Contact: Professor Benjamin Kile (Head of Department, Anatomy and Developmental Biology)


Position Description

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Closing Date

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 11:55 pm AEST

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