Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (AU)
$68,307 - $107,381 per annum plus 17% superannuation
October 03 2017
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Full Time
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Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $68,307 - $107,381 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term, 5 years

Flexible work environment with attractive remuneration including 17% superannuation

  • Salary sacrificing options for cars, parking, technology, childcare and more
  • Relocation packages available

The John Curtin School of Medical Research, is one of Australia’s foremost medical research institutes. A unique opportunity is available for two enthusiastic early to mid-career researchers to join the School in the ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics headed by Prof Ross Hannan to work on an NHMRC Program grant funded project within the Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory. These positions offer the opportunity for you to participate in internationally competitive research. You will have access to state of the art FACS, microscopy, genomic platforms, high throughput drug and target screening facilities, advanced models of human cancer and strong links with clinicians at the Canberra Hospital to be involved in early phase clinical trials.

Broadly this project focuses on exploring mechanisms by which the dysregulation of ribosome biogenesis and ribosomal RNA gene transcription is monitored, maintained and regulated under various conditions and disease states. We use  various models of cancersand ribosomopathies to address fundamental questions which will contribute our currant knowledge but also to the development of novel therapies.

Position 1:

To be successful in this position, you would need strong skills in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology including epigenetics, chromatin biology and gene transcription. Experience with mammalian tissue culture and animal models is desirable.

Position 2:

To be successful in this position, you would need strong skills in bioinformatics and some experience in wet lab based work. Programming and familiarity with R and Unix/linux-based operating systems, including experience in analysis of CHIPseq, RNAseq, or proteomics data is essential.  Experience in molecular biology including epigenetics, chromatin biology and gene transcription would be valuable.

The Australian National University (ANU) is the #1 ranked University in Australia with an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

For further enquiries, please contact Dr Kate Hannan on T: + 61 2 6125 9418 E:

Applicant must submit application online.  For more information, please visit