Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Sciences

Sydney, Australia
20 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

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. The School of Medical Sciences (SoMS) is the largest School within UNSW Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW. The School is based largely within the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) Building on the Kensington campus, but also includes the Lowy Cancer Research Centre.

About the role

  • $91K-$103K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term until 12/2021
  • Full-time

The Stem Cell Group is located in the Lowy Cancer Research Centre (School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney). The primary purpose of this position is to conduct high quality research in Myelodysplasia (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) within the Stem Cell Group. The position holder will have access to patient bone marrow and blood samples collected as part of an investigator initiated clinical trial designed to understand drug response and resistance characteristics to Azacitidine. The successful candidate will undertake in vitro and in vivo studies investigating the role of immune cells in modulating tumour growth and drug response in MDS and low-blast count AML and oversee a program establishing patient derived mouse xenografts for pre-clinical drug testing.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • PhD in medical sciences with 1-8 years post-doctoral research experience in immunology and normal and malignant hematopoiesis.
  • Highly skilled in flow cytometry of human and mouse bone marrow hematopoietic and stromal cell fractions.
  • Highly skilled in advanced molecular biology and cell biology techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in mouse models of leukemia.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Professor John Pimanda


T: (61 2) 93851003

Applications close: 11:00 pm 9th December 2018

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