Expression of Interest - EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader in biological imaging

Monash University, Monash (AU)
Market competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidates
September 18 2018
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Expression of Interest

EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Group Leader in biological imaging

Expressions of interest are invited from scientists pushing technological boundaries in biological imaging, who seek to make major discoveries running their own independent research program. This EMBL Australia Group Leader position is hosted within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, Australia.


  • Dedicated research-only position as an independent laboratory head and EMBL Australia Group Leader
  • Provision of core research funding and research management support
  • Critical mass of outstanding researchers within an excellent collaborative scientific environment
  • Access to EMBL Australia development activities (e.g. scientific retreats, reviews, selection panels and student programs)

The EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network

Australia is the first Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). EMBL is an international research organisation that fosters excellence by providing a highly collaborative environment that benefits the research of all its scientists, whether at graduate, post-doctoral or group leader level. A key initiative of the associate membership is the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network, a partnership of Australian research institutions which provide long-term funded research-only positions allowing early to mid-career researchers to pursue ambitious research programs. Monash University is hosting the node in Victoria of the Partner Laboratory Network.

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The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) is one of the largest and most dynamic biomedical research organisations in Australia. The BDI comprises six inter-disciplinary health-focused research Programs, each led by a research leader in the field. These include Infection and Immunity, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Development and Stem Cells, Metabolic Disease, and Obesity and Neuroscience. The BDI houses more than 100 research groups that publish >700 papers in international journals every year. Annual research income is over $50 million, the vast majority of which comes from the NHMRC and ARC. The BDI works closely with clinical and drug development precincts at Monash and has a number of major industry partnerships to facilitate the translation of our research. 

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The Position 

The Biomedicine Discovery Institute is seeking world-class researchers at the interface between biology and advanced molecular imaging to establish and develop their own independent research laboratory.

The successful applicant will be housed within the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, one of the five Monash BDI departments. Staff and students are accommodated in high quality research space with easy access to all of Monash University’s research platforms. The latter includes well-equipped facilities dedicated to light and electron microscopy. Areas of research focus include renal, lung and reproductive biology, inflammation and cell death, epigenetics, embryology, cancer, stem cells, and cellular reprogramming.

Candidates with a background in developing and/or applying cutting edge imaging technology to address major biological questions are invited to apply. The University particularly welcomes applicants with significant experience and interest in lightsheet microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and correlative light and electron microscopy. 

The successful applicant will also participate in the collegial, collaborative culture of the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network. They will actively support the development of the network by participating in the various programs aimed at internationalizing research conducted in Australia through linking activities with EMBL.


Market competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidates, including highly attractive salary packaging options.

Additional benefits

In addition to leading their own research program, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to inform, guide and develop the University’s optical imaging capability which is housed within Monash Micro Imaging (MMI), a world class optical imaging core facility, consisting of advanced imaging laboratories on the Monash University Clayton campus (MMI-Clayton) and specialised Imaging Nodes at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MMI-MHTP, Clayton) and the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (MMI-AMREP, Prahran).

At Monash University, we believe to be truly excellent we must embed diversity into the fabric of who we are. A focus on gender equity and inclusivity has been fundamental to our organisational strategy for more than three decades. We believe equity makes us better as a University and stronger as a community. We strive to create an organisational culture that is inclusive and in which female staff participate equally at all levels in our pursuit of excellence.

Monash University also provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks annual leave (i.e. paid vacation) per year, highly attractive salary packaging options and assistance with visa and relocation expenses.

Contract Term: The appointment will be for a period of five (5) years with the possibility of extension for an additional four (4) years.

Commencement Date: Anticipated commencement is early 2019 or as otherwise agreed.

How to Apply

To apply please click on the following website: 

Ensure to include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and a concise statement summarising your research interests (current and future). 

Interviews will be held in Clayton, Australia at a time to be advised.


All enquiries will be held in confidence.
Contact: Professor Benjamin Kile (Head of Department, Anatomy and Developmental Biology) via email

Closing Date

Monday 29 October 2018, 11:55 pm AEST