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Expression of Interest - Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow
Monash University

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2018
Title Expression of Interest - Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow
University Monash University
Department Provost and Senior Vice-President
Application Deadline Apr. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Melbourne
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Assistant Professor
  • Public Health & Epidemiology
    Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Expression of Interest – Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow – Institute of Vector-Borne Disease
Achieve at one of the top 100 universities in the world
Where international collaboration is pursued
Plenty of reasons to be inspired
If you’re after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

Currently experiencing exceptional growth, the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease is now inviting outstanding academics to join our world-class institute to deliver high-quality research.  Multiple openings are available at a Level B Research Fellow (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America) or Level C Senior Research Fellow (equivalent to Associate Professor in North America).

The successful candidates will conduct independent research that is synergistic or complementary to the institute’s existing discovery and translational research efforts. The successful candidate will be an energetic and innovative academic with the ability to pioneer in emerging research areas and provide research supervision to others.  Relative to opportunity, the successful candidates will have excellent publication records (or other independent accomplishments), with strong research and organisational skills. Your excellent communication skills are vital for the productive interaction with colleagues at the IVBD and Monash University.  The successful candidates will receive salary support for a minimum of 3 years plus generous start-up funding and unique research opportunities enabled by the World Mosquito Program.

Examples (non-exhaustive) of scientific discipline areas that could be complementary to the institute’s activities include;

Wolbachia/host biology and evolution
Arbovirus virology, particularly at the mosquito/Wolbachia interface
Aedes aegypti field binomics
Insect immunity and metabolism
Ecological modelling
Arbovirus epidemiology and disease burden

The Institute of Vector-Borne Disease (IVBD) spearheads the University’s research efforts in eliminating diseases such as dengue fever and Zika. The Institute is home to dedicated laboratory facilities, including a large BSL2 and BSL3 insectary.  The Institute operates the World Mosquito Program (WMP), an international collaborative research program designed to prevent the transmission of arboviral diseases threatening the health of people living in tropical and subtropical regions and aims to improve global health whilst significantly reducing the financial burden on local health systems in these regions.  The WMP currently operates in 10 countries and is expanding.

The Melbourne Area

Melbourne recently has been rated the #1 city worldwide for quality of life (see Economist, with excellent education, healthcare, infrastructure, low crime, and exceptional cuisine, cultural activities and creative design. The regional area is renowned for its dramatic coastline, extensive parks, wildlife and Yarra Valley wine region.

This is a unique opportunity to join a passionate team at a leading university with top-rankings.  If you feel you have the drive and expertise to contribute to this cutting-edge institute, then apply before Sunday 1 April 2018.

As part of your application you are required to include the following:

(1) cover letter (indicating application area of expertise, 200-word research plan and date of availability)
(2) current CV with publication list
(3) 3 references with email/phone contacts
(4) one representative publication.

Please click on the apply button below to submit your application.


Professor Cameron Simmons, Director, +61 3 9905 2713,

Closing Date

Sunday 1 April 2018, 11.55 pm AEDT

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Jane Batchelor
    Monash HR
    Monash University
    211 Wellington Road Clayton
    Melbourne 3168
  • 61399052786


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