Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Oncology

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Sydney, Australia
17 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney, as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The School of Women’s & Children’s Health (SWCH) is comprised of the clinical disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics, and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Statistics Unit (NPESU). Clinical academics in the School are located at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, St George and Bankstown Hospitals, with teaching contributions made in Paediatrics at the Sutherland, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals. The main administrative centre for the School is based at the Royal Hospital for Women and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick

The Molecular Oncology Group participates in two large international consortia investigating genetic susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer. The group also co-leads an international consortium studying ovarian tumours to identify clinically relevant biomarkers. In addition, the group coordinates the centralised sample repository for these consortia for sequencing, genotyping and tumour profiling and performs high throughput experiments using the latest genomics technologies.

About the role

  • Level A: $73K – $98K plus 17% superannuation
  • Fixed term for 24 months
  • Full-time

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will work within the Molecular Oncology group in the Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. The position will identify novel candidate genes for ovarian cancer susceptibility and prognostic markers for ovarian cancer, by analysing next generation sequencing data. Other research activities will include reporting and presenting results at various research meetings, preparation of research grants and publications and assisting the Chief Investigator with grant reporting and supervision of HDR and undergraduate research students.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD in science, laboratory sciences, bioinformatics, statistics or a related area
  • Demonstrated practical experience with next generation sequencing data analysis
  • Demonstrated practical experience with analysis of large data sets
  • Demonstrated practical laboratory experience with large scale genotyping experiments and / or analysis
  • Demonstrated track record in research including preparation of manuscripts and grant applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and levels of seniority
  • Proven high level organisational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, time management, with excellent attention to detail

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application. To apply, please submit your CV, publications list, summary of research accomplishments, as well as contact information for two references. 

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.


Professor Susan Ramus


Applications close: 11.00 pm Wednesday 17th October 2018

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