Research Officer, Gynaecological Cancer Research Group

Sydney, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Women's and Children's Health

UNSW Medicine

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Women’s & Children’s Health (SWCH) is comprised of the clinical disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics, and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Statistics Unit (NPESU). The Gynaecological Cancer Research Group(GCRG) aims to understand the key processes in epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis in order to identify targets for novel cancer therapies. Research focuses on an important signalling pathway involved in metastasis and EMT, the Wnt signalling pathway.

About the role

  • $83K-$89K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 Months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Officer will support a project to investigate the role of key receptor tyrosine kinases in ovarian cancer and to examine the anti metastatic effects of modulation of this pathway in in vitro ovarian cancer models. The Research Officer will design and validate new assays alongside performing more routine optimised experiments.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Proven ability to show attention to detail and commitment to quality, with evidence of ability to accurately plan, execute and document experimental research
  • Experience in working with statistical data, preparing figures for publication, and manuscript and grant writing
  • Previous experience (3+ years) in a laboratory research related role involving demonstrated experience in tissue culture and molecular biology techniques
  • A Degree in Science (BSc)

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Dr Caroline Ford, Group Leader & Senior Lecturer


T: (61 2) 9385 1457

Applications close: 22 April 2018