Postdoctoral Researcher (Goode and Parish Laboratory)

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 excellent opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled postdoctoral researcher to join the Goode and Parish Labs within the Computational Biology and Cancer Immunology Programs respectively. An exciting new collaborative research direction is currently being pioneered between the Goode and Parish Labs to design and apply analytical approaches to data from emerging high-throughput sequencing, single cell sequencing and spatial immune profiling technologies to investigate the role of the immune system in cancer. The advertised position will involve collaboration with both industry, and laboratory scientists conducting cutting-edge research in immune oncology. The successful applicant will be based within the Goode and Parish Labs at Peter Mac.

Suitable candidates will possess a PhD and must have research experience and a strong track record in a relevant quantitative field, such as bioinformatics, physics, statistics, computer science or mathematics. They must also have advanced skills in a scripting programming language (such as R or Python), analysis of biological data, and development of novel algorithms or statistical analysis approaches. The successful candidate will be self-driven, possess a love of learning and have a friendly and enthusiastic disposition. Previous research experience in transcriptomics, single-cell data or spatial analysis would be an advantage. Excellent organisational and time management capabilities, and writing and verbal communication skills are essential.

The position is initially for a fixed period of 12 months with potential for extension. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must address the essential criteria as listed under experience/qualifications in 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 requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this requirement.

Why work for Peter Mac:

Peter Mac offer a range of benefits which support our people both personally and professionally.

Our staff benefits include award winning facilities, professional development and events, a health and wellbeing program, flexible work practices and policies and financial benefits such as salary packaging.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with a disability.

Melbourne, VIC, AU