Fixed term, Full time

Opened 901 days ago

Closes 4 March 2022

About the Role

The Research Officer is responsible for supporting ongoing research projects and assisting research students in the area of motor neurone disease, genetics and therapeutics. This role is offered on a full-time (1.0 FTE) fixed term basis (12 month initial contract with the possibility of a further 1 year, dependent on funding).

Key Responsibilities

  • Research project management.
  • Developing, supervising and performing specialised and complex experiments.
  • Examining, interpreting and reporting results and their significance.
  • Assisting with analysis and write-up of research for publication.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant literature.
  • Manuscript writing and conference reports.
  • Laboratory management including maintaining stock of consumables and management of accounts.
  • Assistance with training and oversight of Honours and Post-graduate level research students.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or related field (an Honours or Masters degree in the relevant area would be highly regarded).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Experience with laboratory techniques including tissue culture and cellular assays, molecular biology (PCR, RNA and DNA manipulation), and protein analysis (immunostaining, microscopy and western blotting).
  • Experience with manuscript and scientific report preparation.
  • Previous experience with the collection, analysis and interpretation of research data, including the use of statistical software packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Experience with overseeing and training research students.
  • A track record in neurodegenerative disease research and experience with iPSc culture and neuronal differentiation, antisense oligonucleotide transfection and evaluation, or animal model analysis would be highly regarded.


Perron offers its employees the following benefits:

  • As the Perron Institute is a charitable organisation, we are able to offer salary packaging benefits including up to $15,900 tax free annually (in addition to the tax free threshold).
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Central location.
  • Fun, collaborative and positive culture.

To Apply for this Position

Click the link below to submit your CV and a one page cover letter outlining your suitability for this role to Jen Turner.

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Please note that you must have the right to work in Australia and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or have a genuine exemption) to be considered for this role.