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  • Now open - Seeking expressions of interest — health technology assessment advisory committees

    The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who would like to be considered for upcoming vacancies on national health technology assessment (HTA) committees and associated subcommittees.

     Upcoming HTA committee positions include:


    Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

    • Chair
    • Deputy Chair
    • Committee members (multiple, professional and consumer)

    Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)

    • Chair
    • Committee members (multiple, professional) 

    Medical Devices and Human Tissue Advisory Committee (MDHTAC)

    • Committee member (consumer)

    The EOI and an information pack that provides advice on how to apply is available on the department’s HealthCareers website Department's job vacancies page.


    Please note, the closing date for receipt of EOIs is 11.59 pm (AEST), Sunday 3 September 2023.


    If you have any queries, please contact us at

  • Job Listing - Graduate Researcher

    Hydrobe Pty Ltd.

    Hydrobe® is a decarbonization company that focuses on conversion of carbon dioxide into other forms of energy using microorganisms. Our core technology resulted from the discovery of a biological process that transforms sugars produced by microbial algae into hydrogen, fertilizer and other forms of energy without requiring heat or pressure.

    Hydrobe has excellent close working relationships with tier 1 institutions and industry partners. We are seeking someone with an excellent scientific background, with a focus in microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry. You will be working directly with the Head of Research and Development to streamline the flow of work between laboratory, academia and business by interacting with a range of people with varying disciplines and background. Your scope of work is outlined here:

    Scope of work

    ·         Responsible for assisting the biological teams in academic research for key areas such as microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry as the Hydrobe project progresses.

    ·         Consolidate and summarize laboratory data for routine reports and meetings; as well as keeping databases up to date.

    ·         Support administration in general office administration, record keeping, general communications, scheduling and minuting research/laboratory meetings

    ·         Design and perform a range of experiments, contribute to the preparation of refereed journal publications, and conference and seminar papers arising from the research

    ·         Perform standard microbiological, molecular biological and biochemical analyses protocols to assess the sustainability and scalability of the Hydrobe process

    Critical skills

    ·         Have a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Microbiology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry.

    ·         Understand and have experience in microbiological techniques (e.g. aseptic workmanship, culturing, propagating bacteria and microalgae)

    ·         Experience in analytical techniques (such as assays, spectrophotometer, GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC, ICP-MS)

    ·         Proficiency in a range of computing skills and in accurate recording keeping and analysis of data generated from research

    ·         Highly developed organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to multitask and constructively solve problems

    ·         Excellent editing skills

    ·         Integrate and work alongside a diverse group of disciplines

    Occupation details

    ·         Recommendation from industry to expand your career (Masters, PhD, etc)

    ·         Scientific publication of key research areas This position has a three-month trial period, with a subsequent offer of a twelve-month fixed term full-time contract with the opportunity to extend.

    ·         Based in Perth   

    ·         $67,200 – $76,800 p.a. plus super

    Application details

    If you are interested please send your CV to the following email:

  • Daniher's Drive 2023 - Team Microbiology

    Hi there from 'Team Microbiology',

    We’re taking part in the Daniher’s Drive, to help FightMND in its mission to find effective treatments - and one day a cure for MND.

    We are excited to be involved in 2023 as we travel through regional Victoria to raise awareness and much needed funds to continue the fight against MND.

    Your support, in the form of a donation if you are able, is immensely appreciated.
    It only takes a minute and any money you can give will go a long way to helping to continue funding valuable MND research.
    Donations $2 and over are tax deductible (keep your email generated receipt). 30th June is fast approaching.

    I've known Neale since we were teenagers at school together at Assumption College in Kilmore; and we've shared and enjoyed a lot of wonderful moments over the years.
    Now, as Neale leads this battle against 'The Beast' ,we're all rallying around - as are so many other Australians, too.

    Thank you, we really appreciate your support!

    Peter Traynor MASM, MAIMS
    Honorary Life Member, Australian Society for Microbiology, Inc.

    Team Microbiology