Research Assistant in Examining the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity through in vitro an

Dec 15, 2017
Jan 04, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Queensland Brain Institute

Established in 2003, QBI ( is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, focused on discovering the fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain development and function in health and disease.

Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012, and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

Synaptic Neurobiology Group - The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research

The aim of this group (led by Dr. Victor Anggono) is to unravel the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal communication in order to understand physiological phenomena such as synaptic plasticity, learning, memory and neurological disorders. The lab uses biochemical, molecular biology and cell imaging approaches to study the trafficking of glutamate receptors in neurons and its underlying mechanisms of regulation, including post-translational modifications and protein-protein interactions. For more information on the lab please visit the website


The role

The primary role of this position is to provide research support to projects examining the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity through in vitro and mouse models. The candidate will contribute to the efficient day-to-day operation of the laboratory. 


The person

The successful applicant should posess a BSc (Hons)/Masters in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Cell Biology with relevant work related experience. You should have  have a strong background in molecular biology, protein biochemistry and/or cell biology.  

Ideally the candidate will have experience in immunostaining and fluorescence microscopy, proteien extraction, immunoprecipitation and western blotting.  You should also have good interpersonal and communication skills, good writing skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

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



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,578 – $84,647 p.a.).





To discuss this role please contact Dr. Victor Anggono on

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