Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Breast Cancer

Monash University

Clayton, Australia

Job No: 595110

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2 year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $68,040 – $92,343 pa Level A (plus 9.5% 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 Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, is the largest faculty at Monash University, and offers the most comprehensive suite of professional health training in Victoria. We consistently rank in the top 40 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is one of six departments in the School of Biomedical Sciences. Research and teaching in the department encompasses six broad themes: cell biology, signal transduction, host/pathogen interaction, structural biology, immunology and developmental biology. Our research is highly relevant to major human diseases and pathological processes, including infection, inflammation, diabetes and obesity, developmental and degenerative disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for undertaking a research project aimed at characterising the role of the serine/threonine kinase TAOK2 and other protein kinases in poor prognosis breast cancers, such as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and HER2-positive breast cancers.

The research project is multifaceted and integrates the below processes:

  • Identification of cell lines exhibiting TAOK2-dependency via high-throughput knockdown and CRISPR screens
  • Characterisation of the mechanistic role of TAOK2 and other kinases in TNBC
  • Identification of biomarkers of kinase-dependency
  • Pre-clinical validation of specific kinases as therapeutic targets using mouse xenograft models

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing department who have continually improved since inception and contribute to the research efforts by the University. The successful applicant will have a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline or a closely related field or equivalent accreditation and standing.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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

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Professor Roger Daly, Head of Department, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, +61 3 9905 5389 

Position Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Breast Cancer

Closing date

Saturday 31 August 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Please apply via recruiter’s website.