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Research Assistant | REF: 492803 |

The University of Western Australia - Perth WA


  • 12 month appointment
  • Salary range: Level 4 $56,280 - $59,907 p.a.

A motivated and enthusiastic team member is sought to join a research laboratory studying both mitochondrial biology and synthetic biology. This position will provide the opportunity to learn a wide variety of methods in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology. The UWA Centre for Medical Research/Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is located in a major new $112 million medical research facility. This is the largest in the state with facilities including proteomics, genomics, imaging, monoclonal antibodies and bioinformatics.

Example publications from the group:

Filipovska A, Razif MF, Nygård KK, Rackham O. (2011) A universal code for RNA recognition by PUF proteins. Nature Chemical Biology 7(7): 425-427.

Liu G, Mercer TR, Shearwood AM, Siira SJ, Hibbs ME, Mattick JS, Rackham O, Filipovska A. (2013) Mapping of mitochondrial RNA-protein interactions by digital RNase footprinting. Cell Reports 5(3):839-48.

Contact: Associate Professor Oliver Rackham, Phone: 6151 0735, Email:

Closing date: Friday, 21 February 2014

Application Details:

Applications must be submitted online. Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying:

Position Description 310052.doc

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