Post Doctoral Researcher in Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine



Job no: 0048198

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences

Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super


We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join the research program of A/Prof Laura Mackay within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Doherty Institute. The Mackay Lab aims to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying T cell generation in peripheral tissues, with a view to inform new therapeutic strategies designed to harness immune cells to protect against infection and cancer (

The position requires a driven cellular immunologist with a background in T-cell biology and a strong interest in cell-based cancer immunotherapies. The position will involve combining expertise in immunology, molecular biology and T-cell biology. Key responsibilities will include ex-vivo genetic modification of T-cells, genome sequencing, functional analysis using standard immunological assays and testing of new immunotherapeutic targets in mouse tumour models and clinical cohorts. Accurate recording of results and the ability to meet project milestones is a key requirement.

The applicant should have a PhD in Immunology. Researchers are expected to be self-motivated and to operate with minimal supervision under the general direction of the Laboratory Head and provide increasing input on scientific direction of their projects. The appointee will also have the opportunity to contribute to collaborative research projects and the research training of students and junior staff.

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