Research Assistant position at reNEW Melbourne Node 

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is looking for a Research Assistant in the Kidney Regeneration laboratory.

Who We Are
At Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We believe that no question is too impossible to try and answer. We are renowned for our cutting-edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention, and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health. Murdoch Children’s is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, equity and respect that celebrates and values the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our people. We strive to foster a positive working environment that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and consideration for the diverse voices of our people and the communities we serve. Murdoch Children’s is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability and is a committed subscriber to Science Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and its principles.

Job description
We are seeking a Research Assistant in the Kidney Regeneration laboratory working within a team focussed on the generation and study of kidney tissue from pluripotent stem cells from patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. There is preference for a candidate with expertise in pluripotent stem cell biology. Some level of molecular and cell biology experience is essential, with a preference for skills in cell/tissue culture, confocal microscopy, immunofluorescent staining, qRT-PCR, and flow cytometry. The research assistant role will report to Dr Sara Howden and Prof Melissa Little and will work under the direct supervision of Dr Sarah Yue.

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All applicants, please be aware that in line with the Murdoch Children’s and VCGS COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all Murdoch Children’s and VCGS workers must be fully vaccinated (boosted), unless a valid medical exception applies.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Closing date: 24 March 2023

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