Post Doctoral Scientist

Job posted: 10/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Research, Medical

Reference: 22541

Reference: 22541

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Research, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.

Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.

Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.

Your role in our future. 

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and one of an elite group of hospitals worldwide to have its own integrated cancer research program and laboratories. An opportunity exists immediately for a motivated postdoctoral scientist to join a collaborative project led out of the Gene Regulation Laboratory headed by Prof Ricky Johnstone. The Johnstone laboratory incorporates a team of 12 researchers dedicated to the development and use of genetic mouse models of hemopoietic malignancies and solid tumors to decipher the molecular events underpinning anti-tumor activities of novel agents that target epigenetic enzymes, transcription regulatory proteins and immune modulatory molecules. The position requires a scientist highly skilled in various molecular biological and biochemical techniques to investigate the role of dynamic changes in histone acetylation on tumor cell growth and survival, and on immune cell function.

Suitable applicants will possess a relevant PhD degree with experience in high quality immunology and cancer molecular biology research, and technical skills in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer genetics and mouse experimentation. Expertise in utilizing whole genome CRISPR-based gene editing and ability to perform bioinformatics-based analysis of large datasets will be highly regarded. The person will be capable of working in an independent manner within a small team, and possess high quality written and oral communication skills.

The position is initially for 12 months with the opportunity to extend. Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Salary Remuneration: As in line with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2020-2021.

(Classification Scale: 1SR1 $92,461.20 to 1SR11 $115,804.00)

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

Peter Mac requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this requirement.

Why work for Peter Mac:

  • Peter Mac offer a range of benefits which support our people both personally and professionally.

  • Our staff benefits include award winning facilities, professional development and events, a health and wellbeing program, flexible work practices and policies and financial benefits such as salary packaging.

  • We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with a disability.

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Ricky Johnstone - 61 3 855 97133
Andrea Newbold

Post Doctoral Scientist