Monash University

Monash University

Research Fellow - MS and Neuroimmunology Genomics and Prognostics team



Research Fellow - MS and Neuroimmunology Genomics and Prognostics team

Job No.: 663726

Location: The Alfred Centre

Employment Type: Part-time, fraction (0.8) - Full-time (1.0)

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: Pro-rata of $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A / $111,603 - $132,529 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Opportunity

    Are you a highly motivated researcher with advanced skills in bioinformatics? Do you have a passion for unravelling the complexities of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and related disorders? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team and make a meaningful impact in the field.

    About the Role:

    You will be responsible for conducting single and multi-omic analyses of deeply phenotyped individuals with MS or related disorders. Working within the MS and Neuroimmunology Genomics and Prognostics team, you'll collaborate with world leaders in MS prognostics and outcomes research. Projects will focus on precision medicine, prognostics, and women's health in the context of central neuroinflammation.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent and team research, producing conference papers and publications
  • Supervise research-support staff and provide guidance to junior research colleagues
  • Contribute to research proposal submissions and seek funding opportunities
  • Engage in professional activities, including attending conferences and seminars
  • Co-supervise higher degree research students and seek out funding opportunities
  • Other administrative and teaching duties as directed
  • Key Selection Criteria:

  • Doctoral qualification in relevant discipline or equivalent research experience
  • Strong statistical analysis and manuscript preparation skills with a track record of refereed publications
  • Experience supervising and mentoring research staff and postgraduate students
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team with excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of computational biology or translational genomics
  • Advanced computer skills including R, Python, Bioconductor, GitHub, and HPC use
  • Experience implementing multi-omics and machine learning in a genomic context
  • Wet lab experience in basic molecular biology and flow cytometry
  • If you're ready to contribute to cutting-edge research in MS and neuroimmunology, apply now and be part of a team dedicated to making a difference in the lives of individuals affected by these disorders. Take the next step in your research career and join us in our pursuit of understanding and treating MS.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Be part of our story. Work with us to#ChangeIt.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Associate Professor Vilija Jokubaitis, Group Leader, +61 3 9903 0880

    Position Description

    Research Fellow - MS and Neuroimmunology Genomics and Prognostics team - Level A

    Research Fellow - MS and Neuroimmunology Genomics and Prognostics team - Level B

    Closing Date

    Monday 15 April 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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    Job details


    Research Fellow - MS and Neuroimmunology Genomics and Prognostics team


    Monash University




    March 25, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 15, 2024

    Job type



    Biology,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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