Postdoctoral Scientist – Germ Cell Development and Epigenetics (1.0 FTE)

  • Excellent Salary Packaging Benefits
  • Exciting Opportunity with Leading Medical Institute
  • 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

The Hudson Institute is a premier Australian discovery and translation medical research institute. By unravelling the biology underlying disease, the Institute is using this information for transformative and innovative solutions to major health problems. The Hudson Institute is a partner of the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) along with Monash University and Monash Health.

The Centre for Reproductive Health is seeking a highly motivated, team oriented Postdoctoral Scientist for an exciting new position in the Germ Cell Development and Epigenetics Laboratory.

Germ cells propagate an individual’s genetic and epigenetic information to offspring. Significantly the epigenetic information established in germ cells can be altered by environmental influences such as drugs or diet. Our research aims to understand how epigenetic mechanisms acting in germ cells alter epigenetic content in sperm and oocytes, and how this information affects outcomes in offspring.

As an integral part of a research team, the successful applicant will employ genetic and in vivo pharmacological approaches in mice to understand how the activity of a specific epigenetic modifying complex in oocytes affects outcomes in offspring. The research will involve extensive use of high throughput RNA sequencing in oocytes and preimplantation embryos, and a range of molecular and cell biological skills commonly applied in developmental studies.

To be successful in this role, you will have a PhD in a relevant field, and a range of molecular biological techniques including qPCR, protein chemistry and immunofluorescence. Experience in mouse genetic models and/or preimplantation developmental biology and skills in bioinformatics are highly desirable, but not essential.

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

A full copy of the position description can be found here: Postdoctoral Scientist – PD 20180111

 Applications Close Sunday, 28 January 2018 via Seek