A Research Fellow position is available at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute to study how body proportions are regulated during normal development and after perturbation of growth of the long bones. The focus of research is on the communication mechanisms that operate between organs to maintain body proportions during development, especially those involving the circulatory and nervous systems. The main animal model utilised in the research group is the mouse (embryos and pups) with the future goal of starting a zebrafish colony. The expected duration of the project is at least 2 years.
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Key selection criteria
- The appointee will have:
- a doctoral qualification and/or progress towards a doctorate in the relevant discipline or a closely related field
Knowledge and Skills
- Management of a complex mouse colony with multiple genetically modified strains.
- Previous experience working with mouse placenta: structure, staining, histological techniques.
- Proficiency with routine laboratory techniques including DNA cloning, histology, western blot, immunohistochemistry, tissue culture; use/maintenance of common laboratory apparatus, storage and handling of hazardous materials
- Proficiency with 3D imaging and image analysis software (Imaris/ImageJ/CellProfiler).
- Demonstrated outstanding work ethics and quality standards.
- Ability to work and think independently, solve complex problems by using discretion, innovation and the exercise diagnostic skills and/or expertise.
- Well-developed planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines. Excellent record keeping skills are a must.
- Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills with proven ability to produce clear, succinct reports and documents
- A demonstrated capacity to work in a collegial manner with other staff in the workplace
- Demonstrated computer literacy and proficiency in the production of high level work using software such as Microsoft Office applications and specified University software programs, with the capability and willingness to learn new packages as appropriate
- Experience in the following categories will be considered a plus: dissection of mouse limb/bones, maintenance of zebrafish colony, CRISPR-based functional screens, ex vivo tissue culture and management of (under)graduate students.
For more information, feel free to contact Alberto Rosello-Diez (firstname.lastname@example.org).