Postdoctoral Researcher - Breast Cancer

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Feb 2023

Job no:511294
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level A, Level B

(Level A) $72,829 to $97,927 and (Level B) $102,952 to $121,779 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term full time position available for 2 years.

Located at the Adelaide Medical School, the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories (DRMCRL) led by Professor Wayne Tilley, is an international, multidisciplinary collaborative research program investigating mechanistic and therapeutic aspects of sex hormone receptor action in hormone-dependent breast and prostate cancers.

We are seeking an outstanding early career post-doctoral scientist to drive a research program building on our recent advances in exploiting androgen receptor agonists to inhibit estrogen receptor positive breast cancer growth.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in breast cancer or prostate cancer, with knowledge of sex hormone receptor signalling. The postdoctoral scientist will work closely with DRMCRL investigators and their national and international collaborative partners and will also support training and supervision of DRMCRL higher degree by research students.

To be successful you will need: 

  • A PhD in hormone-dependent breast or prostate cancer.
  • Excellent molecular biology skills or experience in functional genomics (eg ChIPseq, RNA-seq/scRNA-seq, ATAC-seq, CRISPR), Hi-C seq and spatial transcriptomics. 
  • Proven experience in cell culture techniques and pre-clinical models (eg organoids, animal models; PDXs) of human disease.
  • Highly motivated and experienced in working collaboratively with biomedical and clinical researchers and demonstrated capability to learn quickly and develop new methods.
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and an ability to manage competing demands and meet project timelines.

To be considered at Level B, the applicant would also need:

  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of successful proposal submissions to external funding bodies.
  • A track record of presentations and publications that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in research outcomes.
  • Experience in supervising higher degree by research students.
  • Exemplary personal qualities of integrity, energy, tenacity and judgement.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 23 February 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof Wayne Tilley
Director, Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories
P: +61 (8) 83137861

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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