Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medicine & Health Sciences

Sydney, Australia
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Research, fixed term, full time role
  • Excellent salary and working conditions
  • Innovative and supportive environment

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Macquarie University is developing the nation's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre under a university's leadership. With a focus on patients and an ultimate goal of improving lives, MQ Health – the Macquarie University Health Sciences Centre – will see true convergence of the learning and research endeavours of Macquarie's Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, with the clinical care provided at Macquarie University Hospital and Macquarie University Clinical Associates. MQ Health brings together the excellent work of medical and allied health researchers across the University and around the country, with unparalleled access to world-leading clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role

The Precision Cancer Therapy Laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is seeking a suitably qualified Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Reporting to the Professor in the Precision Cancer Therapy Group you will investigate next generation exome and transcriptome data, perform mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry with a particular focus on examining the response and resistance of melanoma to immune and targeted therapies. The laboratory also has close links with Melanoma Institute Australia.

The appointment will be made either at Level A or Level B, depending on experience and track record.

Selection Criteria

To be considered, applicants must identify which level of appointment they are applying for and respond to the relevant selection criteria below. Responses must be attached as a separate document in the application process.


  • PhD or equivalent in life sciences with relevant experience in molecular, immunobiology, animal models and cellular biology (such as: FLOW cytometry, next generation sequencing and analysis, CRISPR mutagenesis, functional screens, animal models)
  • Excellent command of scientific writing
  • Proven track record of publications in high quality peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated ability to present research results at scientific meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a research team
  • Demonstrated independence in the conduct of laboratory research and experience supervising other staff and graduate students

Desirable at Level A, or Essential at Level B:

  • Demonstrated success in supervising students and contributing to successful research grants
  • Experience managing research projects
  • Experience managing research budgets

Salary Package: from $88,420 - $94,760 p.a. (Level A) or $99,879 - $118,174 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: full-time, 3 years fixed-term

Specific Role Enquiries:  Professor Helen Rizos, Head of Department, Department of Biomedical Sciences, on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Daniella Orsekovic at

Applications close: Sunday, 7 January 2018 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.