Research Fellow - Dowling Lab (Heteroplasmy) | [PA-838]

Research Fellow - Dowling Lab (Heteroplasmy) | [PA-838]

19 Apr
Monash University

19 Apr

Monash University


Job Description:

Research Fellow

Job No.:617438

Location:Clayton campus

Employment Type:Full-time

Duration:2-year Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration:$69,401 - $94,190 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

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Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work.

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The Opportunity

Research in Damian Dowling's laboratory is focused on the role the mitochondrial genome plays in evolutionary adaptation.

We seek a talented and highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our laboratory group, to study the evolutionary implications of heteroplasmy – the scenario in which multiple mitochondrial DNA haplotypes exist within one individual. Recent studies indicate heteroplasmy is widespread, and can be caused by paternal transmission of mtDNA. But the effects of heteroplasmy on evolutionary processes remain unclear, and many important questions unanswered.

This project will integrate experimental techniques in molecular biology and evolutionary biology, leveraging the model speciesDrosophila melanogaster, to study the effects of heteroplasmy in shaping evolutionary responses to natural selection.

As the successful candidate, you will have a PhD degree, a record of publication in international journals, strong skills in molecular biology including genotyping and qPCR, prior experience of usingDrosophilafor genetics research, and an understanding of evolutionary concepts. Experience in microinjection, or mitochondrial-related research, is a plus.

You will have opportunities to co-supervise undergraduate and Master's level research projects within the Dowling group, and to collaborate with international leaders in the field of mitochondrial biology.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Professor Damian Dowling, Head, Experimental Evolutionary Biology Lab, Research Director of the School of Biological Sciences, +61 3 9902 0479,[email protected]

Position Description

Research Fellow

Closing Date

Monday 10 May 2021, 11:55 pm AEST

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