Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Mucosal Immunity and Cancer Lab

    • Fantastic new opportunity to kick start your postdoctoral career in a collaborative and energetic team environment

    • Be part of true translational research which has real impact on patient outcomes

    • Generous staff benefits including the ability to salary package up to $18,550 per annum

    About the position

    This position is within the Mucosal Immunity and Cancer (MIC) Laboratory of the Cancer Immunobiology Program. Research efforts within the MIC Lab are the pursuit of defining the role of T cells and innate lymphocytes in development of gastrointestinal cancers. For this the MIC Lab requires a junior postdoctoral research fellow who will work on this collaborative project and also includes collaborators at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) and ONJCRI.

    The dual focus of the project is to:

    • Elucidate the role of T cells in maintaining intestinal homeostasis and interaction with the microbiome.
    • Identify novel immunotherapy targets for development of new therapies to treat bowel cancer.

    About you

    To be considered for this role, you must have a PhD in science or related discipline, preferably in immunology. As this is a career starter postdoctoral position, candidates who have just completed their PhD or have no more than 12 months postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply. Under the nurturing guidance of the MIC Lab head, you will be required to perform a range of cell biology and molecular biology techniques. These will include, tissue and organ preparation for flow cytometry analysis and cell culture, maintenance of primary cells in culture, lenti-/retroviral transduction experiments, real-time PCR, RNA-sequencing and immunofluorescent imaging. Experience with mouse models and handling would be highly regarded, but not essential.

    The successful candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to think and work independently and also cooperatively, and will be expected assist with supervision of research assistants and students within the lab. In addition, the postdoc will actively contribute to collaborations and the strategic vision and performance of the MIC Lab.

    As an ONJCRI staff member, you will have access to generous benefits including the ability to participate in salary packaging up to $18,550 per annum.

    To apply

    Click here to download the position description. Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-054/2019 to Dr. Lisa Mielke, Mucosal Immunity and Cancer Laboratory Head, via email at

    Closing Date for Applications: 6 December 2019

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