Research Fellow / Fellow, John Curtin School of Medical Research

Canberra, Australia
$103,841 - $138,583 per annum plus 17% superannuation
29 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B - Academic Level C
Salary Package: $103,841 - $138,583 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Fixed-term, up to 3 years.
Position DescriptionLevelB-C_Research Fellow-Fellow_PD.pdf

  • Join a group of internationally renowned researchers
  • Apply your research background to lead new clinical and translational studies across 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 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 and translational research and applied research in health service settings including clinical trials. This role provides an exciting opportunity for an outstanding early career scientist to build an independent profile in clinical research and contribute to this mission.

This role is a new position, created as a result of the establishment of the Clinical Hub for Interventional Research (CHOIR). CHOIR will provide a central hub at the College of Health and Medicine point for the specialised functions involved in conducting clinical trials to the international standards (ICH-GCP). The intent of this hub is to reduce the barriers for individual investigators to develop high quality clinical trials and to ensure clinical studies across the College are conducted to uniform, high standards. A key component of this mission is the development of academic strengths in clinical research along with translational collaborations with fundamental scientists across the College.

CHOIR has a strong focus on inter-disciplinary research using the underlying methodologies of clinical trials and patient-oriented research. Key focus areas of CHOIR are studies of developmental therapeutics in cancer (including haematological cancers), immunology, and infectious diseases, including immunotherapies and other host-directed therapies.

The Research Fellow/Fellow will have a background in these or related fields, or else a methodological background in clinical trials and patient-oriented research and desire to adapt that methodology to these focus areas.

This position will, under broad direction of the Head, Clinical Hub for Interventional Research, independently lead the development, design and implementation of clinical trials and cohort studies from conception and to dissemination of results, within the broad areas of scientific focus of CHOIR and JCSMR. They will also contribute to the development of translational and correlative science projects with key collaborators within JCMSR and across ANU, providing leadership in the development of clinical links for fundamental and discovery science and identifying areas for collaboration in fundamental and translational studies.

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: 

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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 will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Close date: 15 January 2023.

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