Featured RNA-Seq Job – Research Associate

REF: 496255


Laboratory for Cancer Medicine

  • 2 year appointment (further employment subject to funding)
  • Minimum commencing salary for PhD is $88,520 p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

This position is based within the Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, led by Professor Peter Leedman, in UWA’s Centre for Medical Research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Our team’s research interest is studying the key pathways driving cancer growth. This project’s main focus will be developing and optimising novel microRNA approaches to treat liver cancer and head and neck cancer. The goal of this research is to discover ways to abrogate the key pathways driving cancer growth and to use this to support the development of new therapies.

We seek a highly motivated individual with an interest in cancer biology, bioinformatics and microRNA/non-coding biology and a willingness to work independently as well as in a team. The individual will be involved in a range of responsibilities which include aspects of the research project from study design to presentation of results. Previous experience with animal handling is desirable.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD or equivalent in molecular biology, cancer research or biochemistry with experience in cancer biology, bioinformatics and microRNA/non-coding biology.
  • Significant laboratory research experience and competency in mouse models and a diverse range of molecular biology techniques including in vitro and in silico approaches eg. RNA-seq.
  • Well-developed organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to directly supervise research staff and students.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including writing of scientific manuscripts for publication and grant applications.

Highly desirable experience includes:

  • orthotopic models of cancer (eg liver)
  • bioinformatics analysis and interpretation of generated data

Closing date: Friday 19 February 2016

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Applications must be submitted online. Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: 314743

How to Apply for this job

Apply for this role at the University of Western Australia website.

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