First listed on: 05 July 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow - Bowel Cancer Research

  • Fantastic Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow opportunity to conduct research supporting the Chair of Bowel Cancer Research
  • Located at Northern Clinical School, Royal North Shore Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Full time, 2.5 years fixed term with potential for future extension. Base salary $94K for Level A or $106K for Level B dependent on experience plus superannuation


About the opportunity 

We are recruiting for a dynamic Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow to undertake translational research with the Chair of Bowel Cancer Research exploring how the immune infiltrate influences development and progression of bowel cancer. You will use advanced molecular techniques to investigate the immune infiltrate from archival specimens and freshly obtained polyps and cancers. The role includes establishing approaches and conducting fundamental aspects of research work, and facilitating the efficient operation of this research program.

The incumbent will be expected to have sufficient knowledge to lead the activities associated with immuno-oncology and molecular biology research projects and ensure that experiments are appropriately designed and carried out, including data analysis. They must be able to provide new ideas, work independently in the laboratory and to collaborate with researchers from different biomedical backgrounds. The role may include lab supervision of research students as appropriate for experience.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow who can demonstrate the following experience, skills and qualifications:

  • PhD in Molecular Cell Biology/Immunology or related discipline
  • research experience in immunology and / or molecular cell biology demonstrated by publication record
  • proficiency to use bioinformatics and statistical tools for data analysis
  • expert knowledge of the contributions of molecular systems (e.g. microbiome, immune, genetic, etc) in the pathogenesis of cancer
  • a passion to improve the lives of cancer patients through research and outreach
  • experience researching and preparing quality drafts with supporting data for research publications, grant applications and ethics applications and presentations
  • strong understanding of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety procedures and relevant legislation, including Safe Laboratory Practices, biological safety, and chemical safety, as applicable to the work environment.

The successful candidate will be able to work well independently and as part of the team, and have confident prioritisation skills to meet any deadlines and project needs.

About us

The Northern Clinical School comprises a range of clinical teaching facilities spread over the whole of the northern area of Sydney and beyond. The School is headquartered at the Royal North Shore Hospital, which has provided teaching to undergraduate medical students for over 50 years. The Kolling Institute of Medical Research is the oldest research institute in the state of New South Wales. It forms the nucleus of our research activity, which is conducted at a variety of locations on the hospital campus and throughout the northern area of Sydney.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1328/0719F to apply.

Closing date: August 2, 2019 at 11:30pm

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

Please note that a police / criminal check will need to be completed and vaccination record provided upon successful appointment of a candidate.


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