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Research Fellow (Cancer Metabolism & Tumour Immunology)

Job No.: 628514

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $72,205 - $97,995 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The Cellular Signalling and Human Disease Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct research to understand how obesity contributes to the development of cancer and the extent to which this involves changes in the immune system.

There is now compelling evidence that obesity is a key factor in the progression of many human malignancies, including breast, endometrial, oesophageal and liver cancers. The project will take advantage of multidisciplinary techniques and utilise both cell-based and animal models to understand the processes by which obesity affects the development of cancer, especially triple negative breast cancer. In particular the project will explore the impact on cancer metabolism, the tumour immune landscape and the response to immunotherapy. The Research Fellow will work in an established research team with a track record in research excellence and will be capable of coordinating a multifaceted research program, working both independently and collaboratively in a team.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Biochemistry or Immunology with a background in cancer biology/metabolism or tumour immunology, as well as experience with molecular and genomic techniques and with the use murine tumour models.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Tony Tiganis, +61 3 9902 9332

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 10 July 2022, 11:55pm AEST


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