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Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Duties: Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a unique project on the hormonal regulation of mRNA translation in prostate cancer. The research environment will be highly collaborative, with regular interactions with other members of the Prostate Cancer Research Program as well as cancer biologists from a number of Peter Mac laboratories. The candidate will work on joint initiatives but will also be responsible for independently managing specified projects
Requirements: Successful completion of PhD in a science degree in biological sciences or a related field or equivalent qualifications or research experience. Extensive prior experience in polysome and/or ribosome profiling techniques to assess differential mRNA translation in cells. Extensive knowledge of the intracellular signalling pathways regulating protein synthesis. Experience working with genetically engineered mouse models of cancer. Extensive prior experience in molecular biology, RNA biology, qPCR. High level organisational skills, with demonstrated capacity to establish and achieve goals. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to attend and contribute at laboratory meetings, seminars and journal club meetings as required. Ability to work after hours or on weekends when the research demands so dictates. Demonstrated capacity to work in a collegiate manner with other staff in the workplace
   
Text: Position Details Reference Number 16186 Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time Division Research Location Melbourne Award Classification Award : Research Technology (Allied Health Professionals) Classification From: 1RA6 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR6 Classification To: 1RA10 - RESRCH ASST LV AYR10 Position Summary An excellent opportunity is available for a highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral researcher to work at Peter Mac. Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer. Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building. Your role in our future. An excellent opportunity is available for a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Fellow within the Research Division at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to work on a unique project on the hormonal regulation of mRNA translation in prostate cancer. Suitable applicants will have an advanced degree (PhD) in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related discipline. Additional requirements include expertise in polysome profiling and/or ribosome profiling techniques, extensive knowledge of the signalling pathways regulating protein synthesis and experience working with genetically engineered mouse models of cancer. The research environment will be highly collaborative, with regular interactions with other members of the Prostate Cancer Research Program as well as cancer biologists from a number of Peter Mac laboratories. The candidate will work on joint initiatives but will also be responsible for independently managing specified projects. This position will be initially offered for a fixed term of 24 months with the possible opportunity to extend. Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 (1RA6 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR6 to 1RA10 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR10). Selection Criteria Essential: Successful completion of PhD in a science degree in biological sciences or a related field or equivalent qualifications or research experience Essential: The candidate will have extensive prior experience in polysome and/or ribosome profiling techniques to assess differential mRNA translation in cells. Essential: Extensive knowledge of the intracellular signalling pathways regulating protein synthesis. Essential: Experience working with genetically engineered mouse models of cancer Essential: Extensive prior experience in molecular biology, RNA biology, qPCR Essential: High level organisational skills, with demonstrated capacity to establish and achieve goals Essential: Excellent oral and written communication skills Essential: Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Essential: Able to attend and contribute at laboratory meetings, seminars and journal club meetings as required Essential: To be able to work after hours or on weekends when the research demands so dictates Essential: A demonstrated capacity to work in a collegiate manner with other staff in the workplace Desirable: Experience in viral transduction Desirable: Basic knowledge of molecular endocrinology Contact Person Luc Furic Contact Number 03 8559 7911 Closing Date 07/01/2019 Position Description Position description - Postdoctoral Researcher Translational Regulation.pdf Open Application Guide View Guide
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