Senior Research Officer

  • Large international laboratory
  • Brisbane Location
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options


About the Immunology in Cancer and Infection Laboratory:

The Immunology in Cancer and Infection Laboratory aims to understand the fundamental workings of the host immune system in response to cancer and metastasis, and then modulate the immune system through therapeutic interventions. We are a large international laboratory of tumour immunologists and cancer biologists (>20 staff and students).


Role Purpose / Responsibilities :

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Officer to join the Immunology in Cancer and Infection Laboratory headed by Professor Mark Smyth.

The following duties will apply:

  • To independently lead a small research team to elucidate disease mechanisms with the goal of developing novel cancer immunotherapy.
  • To screen the lead immunotherapy molecules in various in vivo tumour models.
  • To perform immune cell isolation, characterization and monitoring of functional cellular responses using flow cytometry and other standard immune assays.
  • To develop ideas independently, develop strategies to design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
  • Document all observations, experimental designs/protocols and experimental findings/interpretations in a timely manner.
  • Produce high impact publications in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at internal and external scientific meetings.


About you:

To be successful in this role you are expected to have technical knowledge and experience in:

  • Ph.D (5-10 years of experience) from an accredited university in Immunology, Immuno-Oncology or related discipline.
  • Hands-on experience working with various mouse tumor models, isolation and characterization of tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (immunophenotyping by flow cytometry and IHC), cytokine measurements (CBA/ELISA) and functional assay development.
  • Ideally have some training in molecular biology, genome (CRISPR/Cas9) editing.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as cultivate collaborative working relationships with other scientists or team members.
  • Accomplishments as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Highly self-motivated and career oriented individual, who wishes to join a strong commercially orientated academic research team. Having a genuine interest in addressing disease mechanisms with the goal of developing novel cancer immunotherapeutics.


    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 $90,878 to $97,652 per annum. This is a full-time appointment for three years.

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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.

28 May 2019
Professor Mark Smyth on Mark.Smyth@qimrberghofer.edu.au or