Research Fellow

Location
Perth, Australia
Posted
05 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2016
Ref
496851
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

REF: 496851 

UWA CENTRE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH - (CANCER EPIGENETICS)

The University of Western Australia (UWA), a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities, is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and among the top 100 universities in the world.

The Cancer Epigenetics Laboratory is a multidisciplinary group that focuses on the development of novel approaches to target cancer that are currently refractory to treatment and associated to poor outcome. In the project, the appointee will design, lead and perform experiments in the area of molecular epigenetics and genome engineering to develop and optimise CRISPR Cas and other constructs and carry on chromatin immunoprecipitation approaches to map histone post-translational modifications and DNA methylation in particular in cancer models, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq.

As successful appointee you will be part of the UWA Centre for Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, based at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Nedlands.

The project requires a highly motivated individual with a PhD or equivalent in molecular biology, cancer research or biochemistry with experience in genome engineering, genomics, epigenetics and bioinformatics being desirable. Significant laboratory research experience in molecular biology and cell biology techniques with the ability to supervise research staff and students and animal handling expertise (cancer models) is highly desirable.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD or equivalent in molecular biology, cancer research or biochemistry with experience in genome engineering, genomics, epigenetics and bioinformatics being desirable.
  • Significant laboratory research experience in molecular biology (cloning), cell biology techniques including chromatin immunoprecipitation, histone mapping, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including writing of scientific manuscripts for publication and grant applications.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Closing date: Wednesday 19 October 2016

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

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