Job Opportunities, Centre for Cancer Research, Hudson Institute of Medical Research


Hudson Institute of Medical Research is a not-for-profit, independent medical research institute located at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Victoria, Australia. The Institute employs almost 300 research staff, 30 administration/support staff and hosts more than 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Research Officer – Centre for Cancer Research (RES Level A)

The Research Officer will initiate and conduct research in the areas of transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in colon cancer and intestinal development. The position will use state-of the art technologies (genetically engineered murine models, CRISPR/RNAi, organoids, proteomic approaches) coupled with bioinformatic approaches to identify and characterize novel oncogenes in colon cancer and dissect their therapeutic relevance.

The position will work with support, guidance and mentorship from senior research staff including Associate Professor Ron Firestein with an increasing degree of autonomy as the researcher gains greater skills and experience.

Demonstrated abilities:

  • Proven to work independently and have publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience in the fields of cancer biology, signalling, and transcriptional regulation
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools and approaches is highly relevant
  • Technical skills in molecular biology, murine genetics, tissue cell culture, and gene expression analysis

If you are have a PhD or M.D/PhD training in cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or a related discipline with excellent communication skills are extremely organised with innovative problem solving skills then we welcome your application.

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This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

Research Assistant (RSS Y)

The Cancer Centre seeks an experienced research assistant to work on the genetics of cancer.

Demonstrated skills:
Knowledge and experience in the fields of cancer biology, signaling, and transcriptional regulation is preferred.
Technical skills in molecular biology (DNA/RNA isolation, quantitative PCR), tissue cell culture, and basic animal handling
Excellent communication, motivation and organizational skills.
Minimum of two years experience in the laboratory setting is required

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Closing date Monday 5 December 2016 at 5pm

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