Research Officer – Ubiquitin Signalling Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia

Melbourne Research Fellowships in University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Officer: An excellent opportunity is available for a Research Officer (Postdoc) to join the Komander lab in the Ubiquitin Signalling Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Australia’s pre-eminent biomedical research institute. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with a background in biochemistry, structural biology, and enzymology, preferably in the field of ubiquitin or autophagy research. The successful candidate will work independently within a cross-disciplinary lab and contribute to mitophagy/autophagy projects.

Designation: Research Officer (Postdoc)

Research Area: Biochemistry, structure and function

Location: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia


  • Possession of a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline.
  • Research experience leading to at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal in the field of biochemistry, structure and function, preferably related to ubiquitin or Ubl/autophagy research.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven interpersonal and collaborative skills in achieving research outcomes.

Job Description: The Research Officer will join the Komander lab, which focuses on the ubiquitin system’s role in disease processes and its potential as a drug target. The lab operates within the Ubiquitin Signalling Division, offering a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will work independently, leveraging their expertise in biochemistry, structural biology, and enzymology to contribute to mitophagy/autophagy projects. The lab has access to cutting-edge imaging, proteomics, and drug discovery facilities provided by the Institute.

How to Apply: To apply, please upload your CV, cover letter, and a document addressing the key selection criteria in PDF format. The application can be submitted through the institute’s online portal.

Please direct general inquiries to David Komander at

Last Date for Apply: The application closing date is 10 June 2023.



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