Position Details
Reference Number 15767
Position Title Postdoctoral Scientist
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Cancer Research
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Research Technology (Allied Health Professionals)
Classification From: 1RA6 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR6
Classification To: 1RA10 - RESRCH ASST LV AYR10
Position Summary

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.


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. 


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.

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join the laboratory of Dr Andrew Cox to investigate how metabolic reprogramming contributes to liver regeneration and cancer using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism.


For more information on recent publications and projects running in the Cox laboratory refer to: https://www.petermac.org/research/labs/andrew-cox


Suitable applicants will possess a PhD (or have recently submitted their thesis) in biochemistry, molecular biology, developmental biology or a related discipline. 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 a fixed term of twelve months. Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


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


Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology or a related discipline
Essential: Demonstrated capacity for independent research
Essential: High quality written and oral communication skills
Essential: Ability to work both independently and project manage a team
Essential: Flexibility and ability to develop new skills
Essential: High level of interpersonal skills
Essential: High level organisational and time management skills
Desirable: Experience with animal models
Contact Person Andrew Cox
Contact Number 03 8559 5439
Contact Email andrew.cox@petermac.org
Alternate Contact Person Effie Giagzis
Alternate Contact Number 03 8559 5937
Closing Date 20/08/2018
Position Description
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