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Position description

  • Based in Melbourne
  • Full-time, 1-year contract with provision to extend further
  • Generous Salary Packaging options

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Officer/Postdoctoral Researcher to join our Molecular Imaging and Theranostic and Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology laboratories.

Both laboratories focus on providing better diagnostic imaging, side-effect free targeted drug delivery and theranostic (concurrent therapy and diagnostics) approaches for a range of cardiovascular diseases.

Key duties

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Participate in the design, execution and management of translational research projects.
  • Apply broad and innovative approaches and use previous experience towards the resolution of problems.
  • Perform literature and manuscript reviews relevant to the respective research area.
  • Prepare research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and workshops, and actively participate in the writing of project reports, grants and other documents.
  • Coordinate the conduct of experimental tests and procedures as well as the acquisition and critical analysis of research data.
  • Organise data for the preparation of proposals for new funding.
  • Conduct or participate in staff conferences related to the progress of the project(s).
  • Develop new and/or revise current research methodologies, experimental designs and analytical methods.
  • Participate in the development of goals/hypothesis for research projects and in the planning of related experiments.
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of laboratory/research assistants, students and other support personnel, including supervision of undergraduate and graduate students’ projects.
  • Provide mentorship to all laboratory members and serve as a consultant to the project director, grant principal investigators and laboratory head.
  • Assure compliance with occupational and safety programs.
  • Proactively attend team meetings and all relevant seminars and staff meetings.

Skills and experience

You will have:

  • A PhD is essential, within the fields of radiology, biotechnology and/or molecular imaging is preferred.
  • Experience in preclinical imaging technologies (MRI, PET, CT, ultrasound and/or fluorescence imaging), acquisitions and analyses.
  • Experience in nanotechnology (nanocarriers for contract imaging or therapeutic deliver).
  • Outstanding track record with proven ability to obtain funding and publish manuscripts.
  • Independent and innovative with strong problem-solving, solution-focused research skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and foster the development of students.
  • Confident in performing a diverse range of laboratory techniques, ranging from biotechnological methods to preclinical and translational science, and able to do so autonomously as well as being part of a team.
  • Robust skills in grant writing, and experience with ethics applications and processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities to meet deadlines.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options. Working at the Baker Institute offers flexibility, generous salary packaging, an employee assistance program, and an active social club as well as modern offices and laboratories adjacent to the Alfred Hospital and walking distance to St Kilda Road, Chapel Street, and Fawkner Park.

Other benefits include flexible working hours and generous primary caregiver leave. Numerous fellowships, grants and workshops to support parents, women and ethnic minorities in science are available as an ongoing commitment of the Institute to promote gender equity and diversity. Read more about our gender equality and diversity initiatives.

Read more about our gender equality and diversity initiatives.

How to apply

Applications should include a current resume with details of 3 professional referees quoting reference XW01.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa and be immunised with the COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions (No 4). More details of the position can be found in the position description, for further information please contact the person listed below.

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Contact details

Idan Ben-Barak
Research Administrator
T: (03) 8532 1449

Equal Opportunity Employer

We value gender equality and diversity and are a proud recipient of an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE).

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