Cancer Genomics Post doc

Organization
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Job Location
Melbourne VIC 3002
Australia
Benefits

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:
• Salary packaging
• Employee Assistance Program
• Central City location
• Training and Development program

Job Description

Applications are invited to join an exciting research program focusing on the use of circulating biomarkers in breast cancer within the Molecular Biomarkers and Translational Genomics Laboratory in the Research Division of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

The aim of this specific project is utilize circulating tumour DNA and circulating tumour cell analysis to study genomic evolution during disease progression and treatment resistance in breast cancer. 

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

Requirements

The position requires a highly motivated and skilled scientist with expertise in cancer genomics, as well as various molecular and cell biology approaches. Importantly, the successful candidate will require experience in next generation sequencing techniques (Dawson SJ et al NEJM 2013; Murtaza M and Dawson SJ et al Nature 2013). The person will be capable of working in an independent manner within an existing team.

About Our Organization

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and one of an elite group of hospitals worldwide to have its own integrated cancer research program and laboratories.

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