Post Doctoral Research Fellow

    Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University

    Website Edith Cowan University

    Job Profile: Post Doctoral Research Fellow

    Job Ref – 315/2022

    ALEVA $94,140 – $100,797 pa/ALEVB $ 105,832 – $125,043 pa


    Edith Cowan University is a vibrant and growing university in Perth, Western Australia. The University has a growing international reputation for academic and research excellence, particularly in the field of Melanoma and Liquid Biopsy. The team led by an internationally recognised expert in liquid biopsy, Associate Professor  Elin Gray, and has purpose built laboratories within the Centre for Precision  Health at the School of Medical and Health Sciences and has recently joined a program funded by the the Cancer Research Trust ( to enable single cell approaches to study tumour biology. The program led by Professor Alistair Forrest at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is based in Perth Western Australia and is a collaboration involving all of the major hospitals, medical research institutes and Universities in the region.

    We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on the state of the art program on single cell sequencing and analysis based at the ECU Melanoma Research Laboratory and at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

    We are seeking a researcher who has completed their PhD in molecular biology or biochemistry (or related discipline) with an emphasis in the specific fields of cancer biology, cancer biomarkers, circulating tumour cells and bioinformatics.

    A suitable candidate should have experience on cancer biology and bioinformatics, and a demonstrated capacity to form hypotheses, experimental design and writing high quality journal articles. Experience in research on circulating tumour cells analysis and/or single cell sequencing would be an advantage.

    You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

    Benefits & Remuneration

    This full-time fixed term (3 years) position attracts remuneration of $94,140 – $100,797 at Level A or $125,832 – $125,043 pm at Level B plus 17% superannuation. Appointment at Level B would usually commence at the bottom of the range.

    ECU supports a work/life balance for staff.  Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

    For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Future Staff website.


    Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Elin Gray on for more information about the research project.

    How to Apply

    Please provide your resume along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, with a particular focus on your interest in tumour biology and your publication history. Please also indicate two or more referees and contact details.

    Applications close

    Monday 12 December 2022 at 11:30pm AWST

    ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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