Research Officer, Cancer Immunotherapy

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jun 2023

25 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Educational sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

6 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Support leading research in exciting new projects focusing on gene editing for cancer immunotherapy
  • Full time, fixed term three year contract
  • Base salary from $91,644 (HEO 6) to $100,032 (HEO 7) + 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney recently appointed Professor Cameron Turtle as the CLEARbridge Chair of Cancer Immunotherapy. Professor Turtle's group develops genetically modified cellular (CAR-T cell) immunotherapies for patients with cancer. The School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health has an opportunity for a Senior Research Officer or Research Officer with skills in molecular biology and gene editing to join the team.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • drive projects in gene editing for cancer immunotherapy
  • support the design and oversee operations of research activities in the laboratory
  • collect research data and prepare statistical analyses/reports
  • coordinate the development and submission of research publications.

About you

  • The ideal candidate should have strong laboratory skills in a range of molecular biology techniques, including:
    • Gene editing e.g. CRISPR-based approaches
    • Plasmid design and cloning
    • Transduction and transfection
    • Reporter systems
    • PCR and qPCR
    • Library generation for single cell sequencing
    • Lentivirus production
    • Antibody production
    • Protein production
  • PhD in immunology, medical sciences and/or relevant experience in a related field
  • proven experience in a biomedical research-intensive environment
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • strong problem-solving skills paired with the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement.

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Sponsorship / work rights forAustralia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role-required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary steps, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Tuesday 06 June 2023 11:59 PM

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Camperdown, Australia

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