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Research Assistant (Bowtell Laboratory)

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre - Melbourne, VIC

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Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.

Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.

Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.

Your role in our future.

An opportunity exists immediately for a motivated and experienced Research Assistant to join the Bowtell Laboratory to help facilitate experiments directly related to a number of investigator-initiated clinical trials that have been developed from discoveries in our lab (IGNITE, BEACON).

The successful candidate should hold a BSc (Hons) or equivalent, and will be expected to conduct rigorous, valid and ethical research both independently and as part of the research team. The person must have excellent organisational and time management skills, and a high level of interpersonal skills. A background in cancer research, with experience in cell biology techniques including cell culture, cryopreservation, conducting cell-based assays in vitro as well as experience working with laboratory mice including animal handling and oral gavage is essential. Experience with molecular biology techniques including Western blotting, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, PCR, RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry is also desirable.

The position is initially for a fixed term of 12 months, with the possibility of extension. Part-time hours will also be considered for the right candidate. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level A; RA4-RA10).

For more information on recent publications and projects currently running in the Bowtell Lab see:

Note: Applicants must also address all essential and desirable selection criteria as listed within the Position Description in a separate attachment.

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Central City Location

  • Training and Development Program

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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