Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Tiganis Lab



Job No: 595531 Location: Clayton campus Employment Type: Full-time Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment Remuneration: $86,025 - $92,343 pa Level A Step 3 PhD / $97,203 - $115,429 pa Level B (plus 9.5% employer superannuation) Join one of the largest biomedical research and teaching environments in Australia Achieve at one of the top 100 universities in the world Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community The Opportunity The Tiganis lab is part of Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) that includes more than 100 research teams from across 5 different Departments of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. The Lab is located in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, on the same open-plan floor as several other highly experienced and successful laboratory heads in the areas of signalling, cancer and metabolism.

The Lab is also part of the Monash BDI Metabolism Diabetes and Obesity program, arguably one of Australia’s leading programs in metabolism research. The successful candidate will benefit from this highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment with the aim of nurturing the career development of ambitious researchers towards independent careers in academia and industry. The Tiganis Lab is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join an established research team with a track record in research excellence.

The team takes an integrative approach that stems the fields of metabolism, immunology and cancer to address fundamental questions in biology and disease. A particular focus is the pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to obesity and type 2 diabetes and how these in turn drive the development of diseases such non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cancer. Project areas where positions are currently available include the following: Post-doctoral positions are available to explore the molecular mechanisms by which the CNS controls energy balance, glucose metabolism and ageing and how these processes are influenced by stress and exercise.

Post-doctoral positions are available to characterise the importance of redox balance in health and disease. Projects exploring the role of reactive oxygen species and NOXs in metabolism, cancer and ageing are available. Post-doctoral positions are available to determine the molecular mechanisms by which obesity drives the development of cancer.

A specific focus is on understanding how obesity drive the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatocellular carcinoma. Post-doctoral positions are available to explore how obesity influences anti-tumour immunity and the response to immunotherapy. A specific focus is on the influence of obesity to sensitivity to immune checkpoint blockade.

This is a unique opportunity to join a passionate team at a leading university in a top-ranked school of Biomedical Sciences. The ideal candidates will be self-driven and have a track record of research excellence..

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19 Oct 2019


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