Position Details
Reference Number 20382
Position Title Senior Research Assistant
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.


A Senior Research Assistant position is available in the Translational Prostate Cancer Research Laboratory (TPCR). The TPCR laboratory is focussed on pre-clinical and translational prostate cancer research using ex vivo and in vivo models of prostate cancer and correlative biomarker studies.  The candidate will preferably have a strong background in histology/immunohistochemistry, routine molecular biology techniques (RT-PCR, subcloning), cell culture and animal work. The candidate will need to be highly organised and have prior experience in managing a laboratory (e.g. ordering, OHS compliance, contribution to ethics application and reporting). The TPCR laboratory collaborates closely with a multidisciplinary team of clinician and clinician-researchers affiliated with the Prostate Theranostics Imaging Centre of Excellence (ProsTIC).


This position is initially Fixed Term Full-Time for a two year period.


Applicants must also address all essential criteria as listed under experience / qualifications in the position description in a separate attachment.


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

Offers of employment are subject to the candidate providing a satisfactory National Police Certificate (police check) or the equivalent. You may also be required to obtain a Working with Children Check when applying for a position at Peter Mac.

Selection Criteria Essential: BSc or equivalent qualification in a relevant scientific field
Essential: Highly skilled in histology/IHC/IF, cell culture and molecular biology techniques
Essential: Ability to work well in a team and independently
Essential: Excellent written and oral communication skills
Essential: Flexibility and willingness to develop new skills
Essential: High level organisational and time management skills
Desirable: Background in cancer research
Desirable: Experience with animal ethics (writing/reports)
Desirable: Experience with mouse models of cancer
Contact Person Luc Furic
Contact Number 0385597911
Closing Date 28/09/2021
Position Description
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