Queensland Institute of Medical Research Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Assistants

Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Assistants

Tumour Immunology
World class research institute
Attractive Salary Packaging & Superannuation Options
QIMR is one of Australia’s largest and most successful medical research institutes. We investigate the genetic and environmental causes of more than 40 diseases, and are developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies to promote health and well being for all people.

The Tumour Immunology laboratory conducts research on human immune response to herpes viruses with an aim to develop novel prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of patients with herpes virus associated diseases.

We are seeking Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Assistants to join the Tumour Immunology Laboratory. These positions are funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and Cancer Council Queensland and offer the opportunity to investigate human T cell responses against cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in healthy virus carriers and patients with virus-associated malignancies. There are also opportunities to learn new skills in clinical translation and cell-based immunotherapy.

To be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher you must possess a PhD and for Research Assistants a recent university graduate qualification at the BSc or BSc (Hons) level in biology or in another related area is required. Previous experience in immunology/cell biology/virology is highly desirable. Applicants should be motivated, well organised and able to work effectively as part of a team.

Salary range is $51,136 – $69,398 per annum commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive superannuation and salary packaging benefits also apply. This is a full-time appointment for 2-3 years with the possibility for extension.

Further Information

Contact Professor Rajiv Khanna by email on

To Apply: Click on the “Apply” button on the positions vacant page.

Applications should address the selection criteria and include curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

Closing Date: 18 March 2011

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