The laboratory: The Rossjohn laboratory, in a broad collaborative network that includes lead national and international researchers, has provided profound insight into T-cell biology, specifically defining the basis of key immune recognition events by T-cells. The laboratory has explained pre-T-cell receptor (TCR) self-association in T-cell development, and how the TCR specifically recognises polymorphic Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) molecules in the context of viral immunity and aberrant T-cell reactivity. Laboratory members have unearthed mechanisms of HLA polymorphism impacting on drug and food hypersensitivities, as well as Natural Killer cell receptor recognition. The laboratory has pioneered our understanding of lipid-based immunity by the innate Natural Killer T-cells and the role of MAIT cells in recognizing vitamin B metabolites. Many researchers within the laboratory have secured national fellowships and awards. For more details on the research themes, fellowships awarded and publication outputs see: http://research.med.monash.edu.au/rossjohn/
The role: Prof. Jamie Rossjohn, NHMRC Australia Fellow, is seeking highly motivated and talented post-doctoral scientists to join his research group. The selected candidate will work in the area of adaptive immunity, including viral immunity, alloreactivity and response to lipid-based antigens.
The applicant should hold a PhD in Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology or Structural Biology with an interest in Protein Chemistry and Crystallography. Candidates with a promising track record in the relevant areas and a proven publication record in international journals are encouraged to apply.
Appointment will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications, experience and in accordance with classification standards for each level
Salary Range:Level A $72,756 - $78099
Contact: Margaret Bills firstname.lastname@example.org