Research Assistant - Cancer Immunoregulation & Immunotherapy

  • Tumour Immunology
  • Exciting project
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options

QIMR is seeking a full-time research assistant with experience in tumor immunology to join the Cancer Immunoregulation & Immunotherapy laboratory to focus on investigating how tumour-induced immune suppression impedes the effective treatment of established cancer

Key duties will involve examining the role of T regulatory cells, T cell anergy, and the cytokine IL-23 in the local microenvironment using experimental and de novo models of cancer. Achieving a better understanding of these immunosuppressive pathways, their relativity to one another and the diversity of effector pathways they control, will enable the rational improvement of treatments for patients with established cancer. This position will involve large numbers of in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo experiments, involving animal handling, immune subset isolation, tumour infiltration leukocytes (TIL) isolation and complex flow cytometry.

The successful candidate will have a relevant science degree with honours coupled with experience in high quality cancer immunology research. Strong technical skills in sterile in vitro tissue culture, cellular assays, complex flow cytometry and experience in in vivo mouse experimentation are essential for this position. Knowledge and skills in immunohistochemistry is also an advantage.

Salary range is $54,250 - $73,624 per annum plus superannuation and salary packaging benefits. This is a full-time appointment until 31 December 2014 with a possibility of extension subject to funding availability.

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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.

18 November 2012
Contact Dr Michele Teng on michele.teng@petermac.org