Position Details
Reference Number 20370
Position Title Post-doctoral Researcher
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.


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.


An excellent opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled scientist to join the Beavis laboratory within the Cancer Immunology Research Division of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (https://www.petermac.org/research/labs/paul-beavis). Our team is focused on targeting the immune system against cancer using a variety of different immunotherapeutic approaches. In this project, the candidate(s) will develop an integrated approach to cancer treatment involving adoptively transferred gene-modified T cells (CAR T cells) and adjuvant therapy. The successful applicant will be required to work in collaboration with other members of the Cancer Immunology Program and the Research Division in general.


Suitable candidates will possess a relevant science degree and must have research experience in the field of Immunology. They must also have cell and molecular biology and skills. The successful candidate will be self-driven, possess a love of learning and have a friendly and enthusiastic disposition. Skills in tissue culture, flow cytometry, recombinant molecular biology and mouse experimentation are desirable.  This position will be supervised by Dr. Paul Beavis, Professor Phillip Darcy and Dr. Junyun Lai. Previous cancer immunology research experience and technical skills in the design and development of in vitro cell-based assay systems are desirable. Excellent organisational and time management capabilities, and writing and verbal communication skills are essential.


The position is initially funded for a fixed period of 24 months with continuation past 12 months dependent on performance. Remuneration will be 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: Experience in Molecular biology
Essential: Experience in Immunological assays
Essential: Experience in Cell culture
Essential: Experience in Flow cytometry
Essential: Experience in Mouse work
Essential: Experience in general laboratory duties
Essential: PhD, preferably in Cancer Immunotherapy, Immunology or cellular biology
Desirable: Experience in generation of genetically modified cells
Desirable: In vivo immunology experience
Desirable: Knowledge of T cell and/or Dendritic Cell biology
Contact Person Dr. Paul Beavis
Contact Number 855 95051
Closing Date 22/09/2021
Position Description
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