Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Exercise Oncology

Location
Perth, Australia
Salary
$102,253 - $120,814 p.a.
Posted
10 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2022
Ref
225/2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • SCHOOL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
  • EXERCISE MEDICINE RESEARCH INSTITITE
  • JOONDALUP CAMPUS
  • SALARY RANGE ALEVB $102,253pa - $120,814pa
  • FIXED TERM – 3 YEARS

Overview

ECU plays a key role in a world-first National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Prostate Cancer Survivorship.

More than 10 Australian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every hour and around 200,000 Australian men are living with prostate cancer today. The CRE in Prostate Cancer Survivorship will translate research into action across four main themes for the benefit of men diagnosed. The themes include exercise medicine, psychosocial and psychosexual health, the economic costs of prostate cancer and geographic inequalities in prostate cancer outcomes.

The Exercise Medicine Research Institute is a successful and expanding research group focusing on the role of exercise as medicine in the prevention and management of chronic disease, encompassing outcomes relating to functional, physiological, cardiometabolic and psychosocial health. We have excellent facilities and extensive research activities in a collaborative and collegial working environment. For the past fifteen years, we have been at the forefront of research examining how exercise acts as a medicine to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer. Our reputation in exercise and cancer research is internationally recognised.

The successful applicant will work within our team conducting molecular and cellular research of the mechanisms by which exercise impacts cancer biology.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • A PhD in an appropriate field (applications can be accepted from current PhD candidates, but the PhD must be submitted prior to commencement of the contract)
  • Experience in planning and conducting scientific research
  • Knowledge and skills in animal and human research methods
  • Demonstrated capacity in developing prostate cancer cell line culture and analysis, including immunocytochemistry, ELISA, Western blot, RT-PCR, and real-time cellular analysis (RTCA)
  • Research experience in myokines and extracellular vesicles
  • Phlebotomy certification in Western Australia
  • Excellent scientific writing skills with a demonstrated record of research publication
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage projects and budgets

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $102,253pa - $120,814pa plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

Contact

Interested applicants are welcome to call Professor Rob Newton on (08) 6304 3443 for more information.

How to Apply

Please upload your resume along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the items listed above. 

Closing Date:

Applications close on Monday 22 August 2022 at 11:30 pm AWST.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE RELEVANT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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