Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Postdoctoral Researcher Scholarship, Australia

Melbourne Research Fellowships in University of Melbourne, Australia

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is seeking two full-time postdoctoral researchers for the Parker Laboratory to work on translational cancer projects. The research will focus on personalised immune-based and targeted therapies for prostate and breast cancer, with a particular emphasis on targeting bone metastases by increasing cancer cell immunogenicity.

Company: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Location: VCCC (Parkville)

Designation: Post-Doctoral Researcher x2 – Parker Laboratory

Research Area: Translational Cancer Research

Department: Laboratory Research

Division: Cancer Research

Job Description: The successful candidates will play a key senior role in the laboratory, working closely with Laboratory Head Assoc Prof Belinda Parker, managing projects funded by NBCF and NHMRC. They will be responsible for conducting and overseeing key experiments, such as implementing preclinical models, including cell culture, patient tissue organoid establishment, and mouse experiments. The candidates will also play a critical role in maintaining associated databases and records to facilitate preclinical research projects in the laboratory. They will be exposed to a broad range of techniques, including animal modeling, bone imaging (including multiphoton), patient cell line derivation, histology (including Opal mIHC and spatial technologies), and tumor immunology protocols.

Eligibility/Qualification: The candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (preferably in Oncology) and have expertise in models of breast and/or prostate cancer. They must have exceptional communication skills, time management skills, and attention to detail. Technical precision while carrying out experiments is critical. Additionally, they must be an effective project leader who can dynamically problem solve while maintaining a safe and effective working environment.

How to Apply: Applicants should provide a covering letter outlining relative key skills and experience to assist in assessment. For further information about this opportunity, click “Apply” to be redirected to the Peter Mac Careers page, or contact the hiring manager A/Prof Belinda Parker at for a confidential discussion.

Last Date for Apply: Applications close at 11:59 pm on May 8, 2023.

Classification or Salary Range:

ClassificationSalary Range
1RA7$96,792 – $105,067 p.a.
1RA8$107,504 – $126,183 p.a.
1RA9$130,926 – $148,909 p.a.
1RA10$160,127 – $174,442 p.a.

Enterprise Agreement: Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Sector) (Single interest employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2026.

Note: The salary range is based on the Enterprise Agreement for Allied Health Professionals in the Victorian Public Sector. The classification and salary range offered for this position will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The immunization risk status for this position is category A.



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