Job Search

New Search

Research Fellow

Job No.: 613771

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $69,401 - $94,190 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Join one of the largest biomedical research and teaching environments in Australia
  • Achieve at one of the top 100 universities in the world
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure, and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The Tiganis lab is part of Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) that includes more than 100 research teams from across 5 different departments of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences. The Lab is located in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, on the same open-plan floor as several other highly experienced and successful laboratory heads in the areas of signalling, cancer, and metabolism. The successful candidate will benefit from this highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment with the aim of nurturing the career development of ambitious researchers towards independent careers in academia and industry.

The Tiganis Lab is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join an established research team with a track record in research excellence. The team takes an integrative approach that stems from the fields of metabolism, immunology, and cancer to address fundamental questions in biology and disease.

The successful Post-Doctoral researcher will explore the molecular mechanisms by which the CNS controls feeding, energy expenditure and glucose metabolism and how such processes are perturbed in obesity and influenced by stress. A specific focus will be on the importance of mitochondrial dynamics on synaptic plasticity and how this is influenced by obesity and stress. This is a unique opportunity to join a passionate team at a leading university in a top-ranked school of Biomedical Sciences. The ideal candidate will be self-driven and have a track record of research excellence. They will be capable of coordinating multifaceted research programs and working both independently and collaboratively in a team.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in the areas of neuroscience/metabolism/obesity research, and a track record in mouse handling and dissection, brain immunohistochemistry, stereotactic surgery and other general biochemical and molecular techniques including western blotting and real time PCR.

If you feel you have the drive and expertise to contribute to this team, please apply. As part of your expression of interest, you are required to send a Cover Letter, addressed criteria and your resume to IN ADDITION to applying via the Monash jobs portal.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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

Your application must address the selection criteria as listed in the attached Position Description. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Tony Tiganis, Head, Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity Program: + 61 3 9902 9332 or

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow

Closing Date

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 11:55pm AEST

Supporting a diverse workforce

Share this:

| More