An excellent opportunity is available for a Research Officer (Postdoc) to join the Komander lab in the Ubiquitin Signalling Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Australia’s pre-eminent biomedical research institute.
About the position
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with a background in biochemistry, structural biology (crystallography, cryo-EM, and/or NMR), and enzymology, ideally related to ubiquitin or autophagy research, to take on a project in the area of mitophagy/autophagy. The successful candidate will report to David Komander and is expected to plan and execute their work independently within a cross-disciplinary lab of chemists, biochemists, structural biologists and cell biologists.
The Komander lab uses state-of-the-art technology, to advance studies relating to the ubiquitin system in disease processes and as a potential target for drug treatments. The lab is embedded in the Ubiquitin Signalling Division, providing a vibrant, multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative environment at the forefront of ubiquitin research. The Institute provides access to state-of-the art imaging, proteomics and drug discovery facilities.
Essential Knowledge and skills
Possess a PhD in a relevant disipline.
Research experience that has led to at least one 1st author publication in a peer reviewed journal in the field of biochemistry, structure and function, ideally related to ubiquitin or Ubl/autophagy research.
High level of written and oral communication skills
Proven interpersonal and collaborative skills in achieving research outcomes
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work constructively within a team environment
Excellent attention to detail, ensuring that data, new methods and theories are accurate, of high quality and accessible to other researchers.
Ability to manage time effectively and be reliable and approachable
Willingness to learn new skills
Terms of appointment
This position is available for 3 years in a full-time capacity. Salary is Academic Level A6-A8 ($93,415–$100,270). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.
General enquiries can be directed to David Komander –
A position description is available
How to apply
Please apply by uploading your CV, cover letter and a document addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format.
Application Closing Date: 10 June 2023