Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Fabulous new research opportunity - January 2018 start

  • Great team environment, newly established lab

  • Generous salary packaging benefits including salary packaging to $18,550

About the position

The Matrix Microenvironment & Metastasis Laboratory is involved in basic/pre-clinical research investigating the molecular basis of breast cancer metastasis, the contribution of matrix proteins in this process and the development of novel targeted therapies. The Lab is looking to recruit an early career Postdoctoral Research Fellow (up to 2 years post PhD).

The Postdoctoral Research fellow will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects investigating the cellular and molecular basis of breast cancer progression, using cancer cell lines, syngeneic mouse models, human xenograft models and patient samples. The work will involve extensive work in animal models to characterise the function of specific adhesion receptors in facilitating homing of circulating tumour cells to, and colonisation of the brain at the cellular and transcriptomic level. In addition, the work will involve the development of new metastasis models and evaluation of small molecule inhibitors, inhibitory peptides and antibodies in vitro and in vivo in multiple pre-clinical models of metastasis.

The Postdoctoral Research fellow will be required to perform a range of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemical-based experiments. This will include utilizing your skills in flow cytometry, animal experimentation, confocal microscopy and tissue culture. 

About you

To be considered for this role, you must have a PhD in a relevant scientific area such as pharmaceutical or biological sciences (molecular biology, cellular biology or pharmacology) and up to 2 years postdoctoral experience. Experience with mouse work, molecular biology and microscopy is essential.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to think and work independently and also cooperatively. In addition, the Postdoctoral Research fellow must possess exceptional organisational and time management skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

As an ONJCRI staff member, you will have access to generous benefits including salary packaging of $18,550 per annum.

To apply

Click  Postdoc Fellow PD to download the position description. Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referees and quoting reference number ONJCRI-027/2017 to Dr Normand Pouliot via email at

Closing date for applications: 6 October 2017

Due to anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.