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Research Officer at University of New South Wales


Free open Job in Australasia Research Officer at University of New South Wales

  • One of Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment
  • Location Sydney NSW Australia

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The School of Medical Sciences (SoMS) is the largest School within UNSW Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW. The School is based largely within the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) Building on the Kensington campus, but also includes the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic on High Street, Randwick.

The vibrant and highly interdisciplinary Stem Cell & Cancer Group is studying cancer stem cells in pancreatic cancer, one of the most devastating human cancers. Current treatment strategies preferentially target more differentiated cancer cells, but have failed to achieve durable responses at least in part due to confounding effects attributed to distinct subpopulations of highly chemoresistant cancer stem cells. The Stem Cell & Cancer Group is developing new strategies to efficiently eliminate these highly tumorigenic cells and thereby prevent disease progression and relapse. The team has identified novel targets that are currently at different stages of preclinical development and implementation into multimodal therapies, respectively. The work includes in-depth analysis of (liquid) tumour biopsies to understand how the therapy impacts the tumour’s biology in vivo. An array of innovative lab technologies has been established and the successful candidate will undergo comprehensive training by senior scientists and technicians as required.

The Research Officer will provide state-of-the-art technical support to jointly foster our team efforts, shall be actively involved in or lead individual research projects. As such the Research Officer will significantly contribute to the overall scientific endeavour of the Group, closely collaborate with other scientists in the group, and will take responsibility for distinct areas of our research programme. The Research Officer will work as part of the Group’s research team, being mutually supportive and covering duties as necessary during colleagues’ absences and at times of additional pressure, as directed.

About the role 

  • $83k – $90k p.a. plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 3 years Fixed Term position with possibility of renewal
  • Full-time

For more details: http://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/494884/research-officer

All candidates who wish to apply for the role must apply online via Jobs


Professor Christopher Heeschen

E: c.heeschen@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11:00pm 2nd October 2018


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