Research Officer or Senior Research Officer

Research Officer or Senior Research Officer

Application closing date: 
Tue, 08/09/2020 - 5:00pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Research Officer or Senior Research Officer to join the Immunology Division.

About the position

The role of the Research Officer is to contribute to and influence the laboratories research program with minimum supervision. To provide advice and mentoring to Research Assistants and students.

The role of the Senior Research Officer has significant leadership roles, through influencing the direction of the laboratory, driving research to completion and publication, developing their profile and networks, and undertaking supervision of others.

Selection Criteria

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work constructively within a team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail, ensuring that data, methods and theories are accurate, of high-quality and accessible to other researchers
  • Ability to manage time effectively and be reliable and approachable

Knowledge and skills

  • A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent
  • An excellent academic record and achievements
  • Demonstrated ability and potential for excellence and productivity in research
  • Research experience that has resulted in publications, conference papers or reports
  • Proven interpersonal and collaborative skills in achieving research outcomes

Terms of appointment

This position is available for 2 years in a full time capacity. Salary for Research Officer is A6-A8 ($90,053 -$96,661) and salary for Senior Research Officer is B1-B6 ($101,756 - $120,828). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

Position description for Research Officer is available here.

Position description for Senior Research Officer is available here.

Please indicate which job you are applying for in your cover letter e.g. for a Research Officer or Senior Research Officer.

General enquiries can be directed to Dr Vanessa Bryant –

How to apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to, quoting reference WEHI/DAROSRO280720 in the subject line.

Application closing date: 8 September 2020

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads.