Research Associate, Ganss Lab

Perth, Australia
Feb 05, 2020
End of advertisement period
Feb 19, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months
  • Level A, Step 8: $95,464 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked within the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

This position is based within the Vascular Biology and Stromal Targeting Laboratory at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, UWA Centre for Medical Research. The Laboratory’s research focus is on understanding how stromal cells are remodelled and the extent to which stroma regulates the cancer’s response to immunotherapy.

About the opportunity

You will, under limited direction, undertake research activities in the Laboratory for Vascular Biology and Stromal Targeting, especially in the analysis of cancer stroma in tumour models (genetically modified mice, orthotopic, subcutaneous tumours).

Using a combination of mouse cancer models and in vitro culture systems our team focuses on understanding the role of pericytes in tumour blood vessel remodelling and response to therapy. The group has already optimised a set of tools and systems to address this type of studies and looks into expanding these studies which will also use in vivo imaging tools.

To be considered for this role you will demonstrate:

  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject with appropriate experience in cancer/immunology and track record.
  • Relevant laboratory/research experience, in mouse handling, tumour implantation/treatment and growth monitoring, tissue culture, histology/immunohistochemistry. Competence in fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry.
  • A high level of competency in molecular and cellular biology/signalling analyses including western blotting and qPCR.
  • An understanding of and experience with animal ethics, biosafety requirements and reporting.

About you

You will be a highly motivated individual with molecular biology and mouse handling expertise and a commitment to actively pursuing an academic career. You will need to possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
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