Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Immunology

Melbourne, Australia
18 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, the School undertakes teaching and research across ten disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology and Osteopathy. Many of the School's programs utilise Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of their teaching either within partner industries or through the University's state-of-the-art student led Clinic located at Bundoora.

The School has a strategic focus on chronic disease and integrative health care with cross-cutting themes of: Indigenous Health, Exercise & Nutrition, Ageing in Health & Disease, and Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Prognostics. The School is internationally and nationally competitive in the clinical and biomedical sciences. Research within the School is supported by modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role

The Research Fellow will be involved in projects investigating the immune system of women with ovarian cancer, undergoing diverse chemotherapies and immunotherapies, as well as assessing how vaccines affect differentially the immune system of the elderly.

Your Responsibilities

The candidate must be able to perform peripheral blood mononuclear cell isolation, cryopreservation, as well as flowcytometry and its analysis (9+ colours) and cytokine analysis (preferably multiplex/bioplex). Small animal surgery, immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques would be desirable.

Skills & Experience Required

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated junior Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a PhD in immunology and/or oncology with relevant experience in immunology. You will have demonstrated experience in in laboratory procedures and an ability to undertake small animal surgery.

To Apply

For further information please contact Magdalena Plebanski; or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 559208.

Applications close on Monday 15th January 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.