Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Biomedical Science

Perth, Australia
22 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time
  •  $85,025 - $91,262pa (LEVEL A)
  • Full Time, Fixed-Term (2 years)


Edith Cowan University is the vibrant and growing university in Perth, Western Australia. The University has a growing international reputation for academic and research excellence, particularly in the field of Melanoma. The Melanoma Research Group, led by renowned researchers Professor Mel Ziman, and Dr Elin Gray, has purpose built laboratories within the School of Medical and Health Sciences and has recently joined a program funded by the the Cancer Research Trust ( to enable single cell approaches to study tumour biology. The program led by Professor Alistair Forrest at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical research is based in Perth Western Australia and is a collaboration involving all of the major hospitals, medical research institutes and Universities in the region.

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on the state of the art program based at ECU’s Melanoma Research Laboratory and at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. 

We are seeking a researcher who has completed their PhD in molecular biology or biochemistry (or related discipline) with an emphasis in the specific fields of cancer biology, cancer biomarkers and circulating tumour cells.

You must have experience with circulating tumour cells and have published articles using next generation sequencing data as well as a demonstrated capacity to form hypotheses, test them and follow through to write papers. Experience in cancer biology or a related field and/or single cell data would be an advantage.

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

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term (2 years) position attracts remuneration of $85,025 - $91,262pa plus 17% superannuation.

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

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


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Elin Gray on 6304 3678 or Professor Mel Ziman on 6304 3640 or for more information about the research project.

How to Apply

Please provide your resume along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, with a particular focus on your interest in tumour biology and your publication history. Please also indicate two or more referees and contact details.

Applications close

Please apply online by Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 11.30 pm AWST.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.