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Post-doctoral position in Bacteriophage Biology

We are hiring – Post-doc position available, see here for details on how to apply!

We offer an excellent opportunity to engage in an exciting post-doc position that combines microbiology, cell biology, genetics, evolution and microscopy within both in vitro and in vivo model systems. A number of research project are available within the lab for the right applicant, including, but not limited to;

  • Interaction of temperate phages within the human gut microbiome and characterising the tripartite symbioses they form with bacterial and animal hosts.
  • Phage therapy with a focus on identifying mechanism of phage infectivity and translation of results into the clinic. 

Applicants are encouraged to read through the post-doc advert here and the Barr lab website for further information.

The Barr Lab

The Barr Lab is based in Biological Sciences at Monash University.

We are always interested in recruiting bright and motived researchers with a passion for phages. If you are excited by our research topics you should contact Jeremy directly by email with the relevant information noted below.

A detailed description of my expectations of graduate students can be found here.

Undergraduate and Honours students

We encourage undergraduates and Honours students to join our research team. We are most interested in highly motivated and independent students who can commit to a full year of research in the lab, with a minimum of 10-15 hours in lab per week during the academic year.

All students will be trained in the lab, will work closely with PhD students and post-docs and will be expected to develop their own independent research projects. Students are expected to attend lab meetings, read scientific literature, present your research at meetings, and prepare a research thesis for Honours students.

PhD Students

The PhD degree at Monash University is a three-year research intensive course. During the PhD, students will be expected to engage in cutting edge research, read scientific literature, develop independent projects in the lab, present their results at scientific conferences, publish these results in international scientific journals and finally, complete and defend a research PhD thesis. The PhD is a lot of work in a short amount of time, but it can be immensely rewarding experience that can lead to a career in science.

PhD students at Monash University are supported by scholarships that cover living expenses and waive tuition fees. These scholarships are competitive, with intakes twice per year (international applications close 31 May, 31 October). The School of Biological Sciences also offer ‘top-up’ scholarships of >$5,000 to the most outstanding applicants.

Prospective PhD students should email Jeremy with a brief description of their research interests, CV and a copy of their undergraduate academic transcript. For more information see:

Potential Post-Docs

I am most interested in training post-docs who want to be research scientists. I expect post-docs to be independent, develop their own research projects, give talks, write papers and grants, train students and most of all to take advantage of the opportunity to work in science.

Funding for post-docs is limited and highly dependent on grant funding. What this means is that you will likely need to find your own funding source. I would be happy to work with you to get fellowships and write grants to support your stay in the lab.

Interested applicants should contact Jeremy to discuss ideas and funding opportunities.

Visiting Scientists

The lab is always open to scientists who wish to visit, train on specific techniques and collaborate on research projects. Please contact Jeremy directly.

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