EMBL Australia is growing. We will be advertising seven new Group Leader positions in the coming months taking us to eleven group leaders based in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.
Our newest node, at the University of NSW, is now recruiting two EMBL Australia Group Leaders in Single Molecule Science – providing fully funded research positions for 5 years to the successful applicants, extendable to 9 years upon successful review.
A further four new EMBL Australia Group Leader opportunities are also being created at Monash University.
Two of these researchers will be in protein crystallography and electron microscopy and will have natural synergy with the structural and cell biology directions of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Molecular Imaging.
The other two Group Leaders at Monash will be recruited in development and regenerative medicine, joining the two existing Group Leaders at ARMI, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute.
Then at SAHMRI in Adelaide, another Group Leader will be recruited to join our two existing group leaders in medical bioinformatics.
This further expansion of EMBL into Australia is a fantastic validation of the EMBL model, which gives exceptional young scientists from around the world the opportunity to focus on their research programs here in Australia without having to worry about base funding.
It’s also a busy time for our systems biology folk, with the International Conference on Systems Biology kicking off in Melbourne on 14 September.
For EMBL Australia, systems biology is an important facet of modern life science research, bringing together diverse data ranging from genomes, proteins or metabolites to clinical phenotypes to provide a true model of life’s complexity.
I’m really looking forward to the conference, hearing the latest developments in systems biology, and how it is being applied to areas of life science as diverse as cancer research, agriculture, microbiology, and global healthcare. Registration is still open, but if you can’t be there, you can follow along on social media – following #IC4SysBiol. [continue reading…]