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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Advertiser: Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research InstituteMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
11 Nov 2019
Location
Melbourne, Northern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Science & Technology, Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Fantastic new opportunity to kick start your postdoctoral career in a collaborative and energetic team environment
  • Be part of true translational research which has real impact on patient outcomes
  • Generous staff benefits including salary packaging to $18,550

About the position

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) is an independent medical research located in Heidelberg. Our mission is to discover and develop breakthrough therapies to help people live better with cancer and defeat it. Our research laboratories sit alongside patient treatment facilities to optimise collaboration between researchers and clinicians. The integration of laboratory and clinic ensures the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into clinical trials for the development of new cancer treatments. We investigate and develop treatments for cancers of the breast, bowel, lung, melanoma, prostate, liver, gastrointestinal and brain. The ONJCRI is a global leader in the development of immunotherapies, targeted therapeutics and personalised cancer medicine and sponsors early phase clinical trials

This position is within the Mucosal Immunity and Cancer (MIC) Laboratory of the Cancer Immunobiology Program. Research efforts within the MIC Lab are the pursuit of defining the role of T cells and innate lymphocytes in development of gastrointestinal cancers. For this the MIC Lab requires a junior postdoctoral research fellow who will work on this collaborative project and also includes collaborators at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) and ONJCRI.

The dual focus of the project is to:

  • Elucidate the role of T cells in maintaining intestinal homeostasis and interaction with the microbiome.
  • Identify novel immunotherapy targets for development of new therapies to treat bowel cancer.

About you

To be considered for this role, you must have a PhD in science or related discipline, preferably in immunology. As this is a career starter postdoctoral position, candidates who have just completed their PhD or have no more than 12 months postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply. Under the nurturing guidance of the MIC Lab head, you will be required to perform a range of cell biology and molecular biology techniques. These will include, tissue and organ preparation for flow cytometry analysis and cell culture, maintenance of primary cells in culture, lenti-/retroviral transduction experiments, real-time PCR, RNA-sequencing and immunofluorescent imaging. Experience with mouse models and handling would be highly regarded, but not essential.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to think and work independently and also cooperatively, and will be expected assist with supervision of research assistants and students within the lab. In addition, the postdoc will actively contribute to collaborations and the strategic vision and performance of the MIC Lab.

As an ONJCRI staff member, you will have access to generous benefits including salary packaging of $18,550 per annum.

To apply:

A detailed position description can be obtained from https://www.onjcancercentre.org/research/career-study/current-opportunities/postdoctoral-research-fellow---mucosal-immunity-and-cancer-lab

Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-054/2019 to Dr. Lisa Mielke, Mucosal Immunity and Cancer Laboratory Head, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 6 December 2019

Due to anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

  • Fantastic new opportunity to kick start your postdoctoral career in a collaborative and energetic team environment
  • Be part of true translational research which has real impact on patient outcomes
  • Generous staff benefits including salary packaging to $18,550

About the position

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) is an independent medical research located in Heidelberg. Our mission is to discover and develop breakthrough therapies to help people live better with cancer and defeat it. Our research laboratories sit alongside patient treatment facilities to optimise collaboration between researchers and clinicians. The integration of laboratory and clinic ensures the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into clinical trials for the development of new cancer treatments. We investigate and develop treatments for cancers of the breast, bowel, lung, melanoma, prostate, liver, gastrointestinal and brain. The ONJCRI is a global leader in the development of immunotherapies, targeted therapeutics and personalised cancer medicine and sponsors early phase clinical trials

This position is within the Mucosal Immunity and Cancer (MIC) Laboratory of the Cancer Immunobiology Program. Research efforts within the MIC Lab are the pursuit of defining the role of T cells and innate lymphocytes in development of gastrointestinal cancers. For this the MIC Lab requires a junior postdoctoral research fellow who will work on this collaborative project and also includes collaborators at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) and ONJCRI.

The dual focus of the project is to:

  • Elucidate the role of T cells in maintaining intestinal homeostasis and interaction with the microbiome.
  • Identify novel immunotherapy targets for development of new therapies to treat bowel cancer.

About you

To be considered for this role, you must have a PhD in science or related discipline, preferably in immunology. As this is a career starter postdoctoral position, candidates who have just completed their PhD or have no more than 12 months postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply. Under the nurturing guidance of the MIC Lab head, you will be required to perform a range of cell biology and molecular biology techniques. These will include, tissue and organ preparation for flow cytometry analysis and cell culture, maintenance of primary cells in culture, lenti-/retroviral transduction experiments, real-time PCR, RNA-sequencing and immunofluorescent imaging. Experience with mouse models and handling would be highly regarded, but not essential.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to think and work independently and also cooperatively, and will be expected assist with supervision of research assistants and students within the lab. In addition, the postdoc will actively contribute to collaborations and the strategic vision and performance of the MIC Lab.

As an ONJCRI staff member, you will have access to generous benefits including salary packaging of $18,550 per annum.

To apply:

A detailed position description can be obtained from https://www.onjcancercentre.org/research/career-study/current-opportunities/postdoctoral-research-fellow---mucosal-immunity-and-cancer-lab

Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-054/2019 to Dr. Lisa Mielke, Mucosal Immunity and Cancer Laboratory Head, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 6 December 2019

Due to anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

The application form will include these questions:
  • How many years' experience do you have as a research fellow?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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