Research Fellow/Fellow, Clinical Hub for Interventional Research

Canberra, Australia
20 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B / Academic Level C
Salary Package: $101,805 - $135,866 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Fixed-term, (2 years)

  • Join a school of internationally renowned researchers making an impact in both public and private sectors
  • Apply your research background to lead new clinical and translational studies across the intersection cancer, immunology and infectious diseases
  • Develop strong collaborations and partnerships with clinical networks and translational scientists in Australia and internationally

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) is a leading centre of research in Australia and is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and supervision of research/clinical students across all areas of medical research.

Strengthening translational research at ANU is a key component of the College of Health and Medicine’s Strategic Plan (TRANSFORM) and critical for impact and future success. Development of expertise to facilitate conduct of early phase clinical trials through the Clinical Hub for Interventional Research (CHOIR) is a prerequisite for this growth

An opportunity exists for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow to join the Clinical Hub for Interventional Research (CHOIR), led by Professor Mark Polizzotto, within the John Curtin School of Medical Research. The Polizzotto group focuses on the development of new treatments for cancers related to infection and immune deficiency, with a particular focus on therapies that can be used in resource-limited settings to reduce the global burden of cancer. Alongside this, close collaborations with fundamental and translational scientists leverage clinical trials and cohorts to explore the pathogenesis of these cancers and explore new therapeutic targets. With the support of competitive funds and industry partnership, research in the group encompasses ambitious clinical and translational projects that span cancer, infection, immunity, and global health, underpinned by strong methodological expertise in clinical trials and cohorts.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of clinical and translational scientists and professional staff working in a supportive and collaborative environment. The candidate will have access to internationally recognised expertise and infrastructure in clinical trials and cohorts, strong clinical and translational collaborative network, and exceptional research facilities across JCSMR, ANU and the Canberra Hospital.  The role will provide opportunities for the candidate to lead research projects, pursue new research ideas, supervise students and junior researchers, develop new skills and expertise and contribute to national and international collaborative clinical research projects.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a PhD and strong research background in cancer biology, genomics, immunology, or infection. Prior translational or clinical research experience is valued, but candidates with an interest in building on a fundamental science background to develop clinical and translational expertise are welcome . The candidate will have a strong drive to pursue a career in clinical and translation research, the ability to develop and prosecute an independent research vision within the scope of the group excellent interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated track record of productivity.

For further information please contact Professor Mark Polizzotto or E:

Position Description: Download FileNEW CHIOR Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow PD.pdf

Closing Date: 21 January 2022

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.