Medical Scientist

Job posted: 17/02/2021
Applications close: 03/03/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Research, Medical

Reference: 55684

Reference: 55684

Occupation: Research, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

Fixed Term Medical Scientist, Grade 2 in antiviral immunology 

• Critical research position for a biopharma supported research project

• Crucial assessment of antiviral anti-viral immune response

• Join the attractive biomedical research precinct at Parkville and collaborate on an international project

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

  • We enjoy a collaborative working environment and the appointed scientist will work with the various research groups within the Division of Molecular Research & Development at VIDRL.

  • You will help us to assess antiviral immune responses contributing to the clearance of a viral infection and be involved in exciting scientific discussions and presentations.

  • You will be supported by an open and interacting team, and exposed to an international collaborative effort.

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Support the research activity for characterising antiviral immune responses and their ability to interfere with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) reproduction cycle.

  • Isolate and to identify immune cell populations producing antiviral antibodies.

  • Strengthen our investigations for the development of non-infectious HBV virus-like particles (VLPs) as immunogens.

  • Characterise the VLPs by biochemical and immunological approaches (to determine their antigenicity and immunogenicity)

  • Be well organised and self-motivated, to have high standard of record keeping skills, and good communication and teamwork skills.

Your Contribution

  • PhD and postdoctoral experience for at least two years, or alternatively, be a qualified research assistant with more than 5 years of experience in a research laboratory (in the area of cellular immunology).

  • Sound laboratory skills and the capacity to undertake developmental work, independently and under supervision

  • You are experienced with human blood samples for the identification of lymphocyte populations with antiviral activity.

  • You are experienced with small animal models and animal handling according to Animal Care and Use Standards (Research Ethics and Integrity) to perform immunisation studies and to analyse the antiviral immune response.

  • You are competent in applying flow cytometric methodologies and cell sorting approaches for the identification of antiviral immune cell populations

  • You must be able to work effectively as part of a team

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


Prof. Hans Netter <hans.netter@mh.org.au> 


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.


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Hans Netter - 93429328
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Medical Scientist