Research Officer - Hepatic Fibrosis

  • Liver Cancer
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.

About the Hepatic Fibrosis Laboratory:

The Hepatic Fibrosis Group investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic liver disease and associated complications including inflammation, scar tissue formation leading to fibrosis and cirrhosis, and the development of liver cancer.

Role Purpose / Responsibilities :

The responsibilities include isolation and culture of hepatic stellate cells (liver fibroblasts responsible for liver scarring) and liver progenitor cells (liver stem cells), and investigation of mechanisms responsible for cellular cross-talk driving disease progression towards cirrhosis and liver cancer.

About you:

As a Research Officer appointed to this project you would be required to possess good animal handling skills, as well as expertise in immunohistochemistry/immunocytochemistry, FACS analysis, cell transfection, Western blotting, real time RT-PCR, siRNA, ELISA and tissue culture. Experience in working with hepatic stellate cells and in gene editing technologies would be an advantage. The ideal candidate would have a detailed and meticulous approach to their research. A tertiary qualification at the level of PhD is required for this position.

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment

Salary range is $80,493 - 86,363 p.a. per annum. This is a full time appointment to 31 December 2021.

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Applications should address the selection criteria and include curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

20 February 2019
Contact Professor Grant Ramm on (07) 3362 0177 or