Position Details
Reference Number 18869
Position Title Junior Research Assistant (Molecular Oncology Laboratory)
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre only
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Cancer Research
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Research Technology (Allied Health Professionals)
Classification From: 1RA2 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR2
Classification To: 1RA6 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR6
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.


Junior Research Assistant - Molecular Oncology Laboratory


An excellent opportunity exists immediately for an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled research assistant to join the Molecular Oncology Laboratory. The successful applicant will be required to work on a project that focuses on a novel treatment strategy for melanoma and the impact of this treatment has on anti-tumour immune responses.


Suitable candidates will possess a BSc with Honours degree and expertise in melanoma biology and immunology. The successful candidate will be self-driven, possess a love of learning and have a friendly and enthusiastic disposition. Previous cancer research experience, including experience with animal models of melanoma, and technical skills in tissue culture, flow cytometry, biochemical assays and molecular biology is essential.  Excellent organisational and time management abilities, and written and verbal communication skills are also essential. This position would suit an individual who possesses a high-level of attention to detail and is capable of working independently with minimal supervision within a team.


The position is for a fixed term of 12 months, with the possibility of extension. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applicants must also address all essential selection criteria (in a separate attachment) as listed in the Position Description.

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: BSc with Honours
Essential: Demonstrated advanced technical skills in immunology and molecular biology
Essential: Experience in melanoma biology
Essential: Extensive experience with handling mice and mouse models
Essential: Flexibility and ability to develop new skills
Essential: Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Essential: High quality written and oral communication skills
Essential: High level organisational and time management skills, including attention to detail
Desirable: Background in cancer research
Desirable: Publication record
Contact Person A/Prof Karen Sheppard
Contact Number 03 855 96681
Closing Date 25/05/2020
Position Description
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