Position Details
Reference Number 21812
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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.


Established in 2019, the Goel laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia is actively recruiting a postdoctoral scientist. The successful candidate will play a central role in our studies of therapy-induced senescence (TIS) in cancer. Dr Shom Goel is a practising clinical oncologist and laboratory scientist with expertise in cell cycle biology, cellular senescence, and cancer drug development. He has recently been awarded Australia’s prestigious Snow Medical Fellowship, which will provide his team with $8 million to study TIS from 2022-2030.


 New research projects in the Goel lab include: (i) identifying novel senolytics and agents to prevent senescence escape in cancer; (ii) exploring parallels between tumour dormancy and TIS; (iii) understanding the significance of heterogeneity amongst senescent cancer cells; (iv) dissecting the contribution of key tumour suppressor proteins to the TIS Phenotype in cancers.  We employ a wide range of techniques including transgenic mouse modelling, high-throughput compound screening, CRISPR Cas9 screens, epigenomics, and single cell transcriptomics. Applicants must have a strong grounding in cancer biology. It is preferable that they also have experience in study of cell cycle biology, cancer epigenetics, or tumour suppressor proteins.


We are dynamic team and strive to create a fun, stimulating, and rewarding work environment.  Located just five minutes from the heart of Melbourne - a vibrant and culturally diverse city with an excellent quality of life.


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.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program

This is Full Time Fixed Term position until 3rd April 2024. Remuneration for this position will be in line with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020. Classification 1RA6 ($82,472.00) to 1RA10 ($87,786.00) based on qualifications and experience.

Selection Criteria Essential: PhD in cancer biology, epigenetics, or immunology.
Essential: Strong track record in cancer research exemplified by a broad knowledge of cancer biology and/or successful publication of innovative scientific studies.
Essential: Technical and advanced experience in cancer epigenetics (e.g. ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, Cut & Tag, Cut & Run) and/or cancer immunology
Essential: Extensive experience with cell biology techniques including cell culture, conducting cell-based assays in vitro (i.e. cell counting, drug treatments), generation of retrovirus and lentivirus
Essential: Experience with molecular biology techniques including western blotting; extraction of DNA, RNA, and protein from cells; PCR; RT-qPCR Also proficiency in complex molecular cloning protocols.
Essential: Experience working with laboratory mice including animal handling, oral gavage, mouse anaesthesia, and survival surgery
Essential: Ability to work well within a research team exemplified by collegiality, diligence, and accountability
Desirable: Experience with bio-informatic analysis of RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, and ChIP-seq datasets
Desirable: Outstanding academic track record
Desirable: Desire to pursue cancer research long-term
Contact Person Shom Goel
Contact Number Shom.Goel@petermac.org
Closing Date 10/03/2022
Position Description
Position Description Postdoctoral Researcher Goel Lab 2021_Dec.pdf Open
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