Position Details
Reference Number 16412
Position Title Research Assistant
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division 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.


An exciting opportunity exists for a full-time Research Assistant to join an exciting research program in the Cancer Metabolism and Cancer Therapeutics Program within the Research Department at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre The successful candidate will participate in projects investigating reprogramming of cellular metabolism in breast cancer. For more information on recent publications and projects currently running in the Brown laboratory see https://www.petermac.org/research/labs/kristin-brown


Suitable applicants will possess a BSc (Honours) or equivalent. Experience with a variety of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemical techniques is desirable. A background in cancer research is preferred but not essential. The person will possess outstanding organisational and record keeping skills, high quality written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with independence and as part of a team. The person will be expected to generate high quality, reproducible data for publications and presentations.


The position is initially for a fixed term of 12 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: BSc (Honours) or equivalent
Essential: Experience with cell biology, molecular biology and biochemical techniques
Essential: Ability and willingness to work across multiple research laboratories
Desirable: Experience in cancer research
Desirable: Experience with animal models
Contact Person Kristin Brown
Contact Number 03 8559 5457
Closing Date 25/02/2019
Position Description
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