Senior Research Fellow, School of Medical Sciences

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary from $135,793 + 17% superannuation
07 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, research only fixed term for 12 months
  • Lead a cancer research team
  • Base Salary from $135,793 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Medical Sciences is recognised as one of the leading centres for medical science education in the world. With over 100 years of excellence in education, we are proud to be training the next generation of medical scientists who will be leading members of the medical research community with an innovative integrated curriculum. Our team of researchers lead key internationally competitive research from molecules to medicines, from patient to policy across a range of therapeutic areas.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • lead a team of staff and HDR students researching leukemic cancer stem cells
  • design and undertake laboratory experiments with a focus on testing anti-cancer stem cell strategies
  • enhance collaborations with industry partners to develop anti-cancer stem cell therapies
  • disseminate research outcomes using a variety of communication channels.

About you

  • a PhD in biomedical research or related fields
  • a strong track-record of research investigating leukemic cancer stem cells
  • evidence to obtain grant funding and build research portfolio with academic, industry and other relevant stakeholders
  • have experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities.

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Pre-employment checks

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EEO statement

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