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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow, College of Health and Medicine

Canberra, Australia
$80, 914 - $124, 903 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Classification: Academic Level A - Level B
Salary package: $80, 914 - $124, 903 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term up to 3 years

  • The project will be undertaken in an international recognised chromatin laboratory, which has established many new and complex techniques to study the link between chromatin structure and function.
  • The project is an international collaboration with a world-renowned chromatin biologist that has expertise in studying chromatin architecture in cells.  
  • The project will be undertaken in a high-quality and collegial research environment that affords access to an impressive array of additional expertise, resources, and equipment.

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 National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH). 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 JCSMR constitutes a highly interactive and intellectually stimulating research environment within its three research divisions (Immunology, Neuroscience, and Genome and Cancer). It has a strong mentoring culture, which gives junior scientists easy access to advice from more experienced colleagues. Links among researchers in the ANU College of Health and Medicine, and the College of Science and Environment provides access to a broader life science research context at the university.

Position overview

While it is known that epigenetic modifications play a crucial role in regulating all aspects of genome function, a major gap in knowledge is how this second dimension of genomic information is functionally translated or interpreted to regulate specific patterns of gene expression. This project will reveal new fundamental principles of gene regulation that include elucidating the precise order of epigenetic and transcription events required for a gene to be either activated or repressed during cancer progression and cellular differentiation. This will involve using state-of-the-art genomic and proteomic approaches to reveal the drivers of cell fate. Applicants will require strong skills in cellular, molecular and biochemical techniques needed to study the expression of genes in cells.

For more information, please contact David Tremethick:

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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.

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