Research Fellow (Cancer Metabolism)

Monash University, Monash (AU)
$86,209 - $92,541 pa Level A PhD (including 9.5% employer superannuation)
February 02 2016
Position Type

Job No: 540073
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment
$86,209 - $92,541 pa Level A PhD
(includes 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Achieve at a world top 100 university
  • Make your mark
  • Clayton location

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The Cellular Signalling and Human Disease Laboratory ( is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in cancer metabolism and obesity-associated liver cancer.

The project will take advantage of cancer cell models, animal models, pharmacological approaches and human liver cancer specimens and xenografts to determine the molecular mechanisms by which obesity drives the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and explore novel approaches for combating the development of HCC in obesity.

The Cellular Signalling and Human Disease Laboratory is part of the Metabolic Disease and Obesity and Cancer Programs in the recently established Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI). BDI brings together scientists from the School of Biomedical Sciences into six cross-disciplinary health and disease-focused Discovery Programs that include Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Cancer, Metabolic Disease and Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, and Development and Stem Cells.

A PhD and a track record in animal experimentation, metabolic assays and biochemistry/cell biology are essential. 

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash Jobs"

Previous applicants need not apply


Professor Tony Tiganis, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow,
+61 3 9902 9332

Closing Date

Wednesday 17 February 2016, 11:55pm AEST