We’re thrilled to announce a new role at Children’s Cancer Institute – Research Team Leader. Applications are now open for emerging research leaders who’d like to establish their own independent cancer research careers.

Taking the step from postdoc to independent researcher is difficult. That’s why we’ve created the new Research Team Leader role. We currently have two positions available to support emerging research leaders for a 5-year term. A period in which they’ll be able to build their own independent research groups and establish their careers in cancer research with strong support from Children’s Cancer Institute.

This new role is being introduced at an exciting time for us. To turn our discoveries into better patient outcomes even faster, we’re transitioning to a new organisational structure. Our research will be organised around five research themes, and each new Research Team Leader will integrate into one of these:

  • Blood Cancers
  • Gene Regulation in Cancer
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Cancer Nanomedicine
  • Personalised Medicine

We’re looking for someone with a PhD or equivalent degree and an exemplary track record of research, as well as demonstrated potential to lead an independent group in novel research.

Successful applicants will receive a research budget to initiate and build their own independent research group aligned with our goals. They will be expected to undertake original and innovative research, publish their work, mentor students and staff, establish productive collaborations and attract additional external funding.

Do you fit the bill? Would you like to conduct world-class translational research aimed at creating better outcomes for kids with cancer? If so, we encourage you to apply for a Research Team Leader position.

For more information, see our Career Vacancies, or contact Professor Maria Kavallaris – Head, Research Engagement, Ph: +61 2 93852158



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