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Research Fellow in Energy-based Systems Biology - Systems Biology Laboratory, University of Melbourne

Salary: $66,809* – $90,657 p.a. Level A (*PhD Entry Level $84,458 p.a.) or $95,434 – $113,323 p.a. Level B

The project will be supervised by Prof. Edmund Crampin and Prof. Peter Gawthrop (Melbourne School of Engineering).

Start date negotiable, although available to start immediately. Appointment will be initially for two years, with possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance, progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applications can be submitted through the University of Melbourne website (links below) however informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Edmund J. Crampin (email:

The Research Fellow will undertake research to develop an energy-based approach to modelling cellular processes. Most current systems biology models consider networks of biochemical reactions in terms of fluxes, or reaction rates. This provides a very incomplete description as it ignores the flow of energy through the system. Energy is fundamental to all biological systems and processes. The aim of the research project is to develop new approaches with which to represent energy flows in biochemical processes, in addition to fluxes, using bond graphs. In particular this approach will be applied to analysis of heart cells, as part of the ‘cardiac cell physiome’ project. Desirable skills include experience working with large systems of nonlinear ODEs, knowledge of and interest in thermodynamics, familiarity with markup languages (such as CellML and SBML).

DEADLINE:  14 May 2017
University of Melbourne Job no: 0043120