Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Biology

Perth, Australia
12 May 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

ALEVA $86,625 - $92,862pa
Open to Australian and International applicants


Edith Cowan University is a vibrant, growing university in Perth, Western Australia. The University has a growing international reputation for research excellence in the field of Melanoma, particularly for their research in blood based biomarkers including Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) and circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA). The Melanoma Research Group is led by Professor Mel Ziman, and Dr Elin Gray and has purpose built laboratories within the School of Medical and Health Sciences. The team has recently joined a program funded by the the Cancer Research Trust ( to enable single cell approaches to study tumour biology. The collaboration involves all of the major hospitals, medical research institutes and Universities in Perth, Western Australia.

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 in collaboration with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. 

We are seeking a researcher who has completed their PhD in cancer biology, cancer genetics or related discipline with an emphasis in the specific fields of cell biology, cancer blood based biomarkers and circulating tumour cells.


  • Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology or related fields within the last 3 years
  • Excellent track record of scientific achievement and demonstrated creative abilities
  • Possess excellent analytical, technical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently, as a leader or a research project and as a part of a team

Demonstrated experience working with circulating tumour cells or single cell analysis would be an advantage. The applicant should have a demonstrated capacity to form hypotheses, test them and follow through to write papers. 

You should 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 $86,625 - $92,862pa plus 17% superannuation, and may be extendable up to 5 years.

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

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

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


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Elin Gray on +64 (0)8 6304 2756 for more information about the research project.

How to Apply

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

Closing Date: 

Applications close on Sunday 17th June 2018 at 9:30pm WST

Open to Australian and International applicants

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