Postdoctoral Scientist in Cancer Precision Medicine (1.0 FTE)

  • Excellent salary packaging benefits
  • Exciting opportunity with leading medical institute
  • 12 month fixed term contract

The Firestein laboratory in the Centre for Cancer Research seeks an experienced Research Officer to initiate and conduct research in the areas of post transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in colon cancer and intestinal development. The position will use state of the art technologies (CRISPR/RNAi, proteomic approaches) to identify and characterise the role of non-coding RNAs and enhancer RNAs in colon cancer and dissect their therapeutic relevance.

Demonstrated abilities

  • Proven to work independently and have publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Technical skills in molecular biology, murine genetics, tissue cell culture and gene expression analysis
  • Bioinformatics experience analysing genomic and NGS (eg; ChIP-seq or RNAseq) data sets are highly desired.

Relevant manuscripts from the lab

  • Boudreau A.. Firestein R..O’Brien T. Nat. Chem Biol., 12:779-86, 2016
  • McCleland M….Firestein R. J Clin Invest  126:639-52, 2016
  • Storm E… Firestein R.… de Sauvage F. Nature 529:97-100, 2016

Please see laboratory website for further information.

The Hudson Institute is a premier Australian discovery and translation medical research institute. By unravelling the biology underlying disease, the Institute is using this information for transformative and innovative solutions to major health problems. The Hudson Institute is a partner of the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) along with Monash University and Monash Health.

It’s a great time to join the Hudson Institute. We are delivering our vision of world class science that positively impacts human life. If you have the above qualifications, a PhD or MD/PhD training in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related discipline, coupled with excellent communication, organisation and problem solving skills then we welcome your application.

A full copy of the position description can be found here, Postdoctoral Postdoctoral Scientist – RF PD 20171114  

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Applications close Sunday, 14 January 2018