Research Fellow (Obesity & Tumour Immunology)

Monash University


October 12, 2022


Research Fellow (Obesity & Tumour Immunology)

Job No.: 636067

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $72,927 - $98,975 pa Level A / $104,185 - $123,720 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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  • Drive your own learning at one of the world's top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You'll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you'll need to publish your work. We're a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what's expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

    The Opportunity

    The Cellular Signalling and Human Disease Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct research to understand how obesity and type 2 diabetes influence the development of cancer. A key focus will be on how metabolism affects tumour immunology and the response to immunotherapy.

    There is now compelling evidence that obesity is a key factor in the progression of many human malignancies, including breast, endometrial, oesophageal and liver cancers. The project will take advantage of multidisciplinary techniques and utilise both cell-based and animal models to understand the processes by which obesity affects the development of cancer, especially triple-negative breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. In particular, the project will explore the impact on cancer metabolism, the tumour immune landscape and the response to immunotherapy. The Research Fellow will work in an established research team with a track record in research excellence and will be capable of coordinating a multifaceted research program, working both independently and collaboratively in a team.

    The successful candidate will have a PhD in cancer biology or immunology with a background in cancer metabolism or tumour immunology, as well as experience with molecular and genomic techniques and the use of murine tumour models.

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

    For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


    Professor Tony Tiganis, +61 3 9902 9332

    Position Description

    Research Fellow - Level A

    Research Fellow - Level B

    Closing Date

    Wednesday 12 October 2022, 11:55pm AEST

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    Monash University Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to...