Research Officer, T Cell Immunology

Melbourne, Australia
02 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super
Salary: $87,415 - $93,830 p.a. (Level A) or $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. (Level B), plus 9.5% superannuation

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join the research program of A/Prof Laura Mackay within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Doherty Institute. The Mackay Lab aims to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying T cell generation in peripheral tissues, with a view to inform new therapeutic strategies designed to harness immune cells to protect against infection and cancer (

The position requires a driven and experienced cellular immunologist with a background in T-cell biology and a strong interest in cell-based cancer immunotherapies. The position will involve combining expertise in immunology, molecular biology and T-cell biology. Key responsibilities will include ex-vivo genetic modification of T-cells, genome sequencing, functional analysis using standard immunological assays and testing of new immunotherapeutic targets in mouse tumour models and clinical cohorts. Accurate recording of results and the ability to meet project milestones is a key requirement.

Position Description

Applications close: 31 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time