Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Immunotherapy
The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent health research organisation, with around 80 staff dedicated to finding cures for diseases using the body’s own immune system. We have state of the art facilities supporting the latest in cutting edge immunological research.
In association with the Maurice Wilkins Centre, a national network of scientists funded to address common themes of biodiscovery research, we are seeking highly motivated applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position to work on improving outcomes to immunotherapy by modifying the tumour microenvironment with novel immunomodulatory drugs.
The aim of the project is to test the impact of newly developed immunomodulatory drugs on cancer immunotherapy with checkpoint blockade or vaccination.
What you must be able to bring to the role:
- A background in immunology and/or oncology
- At least two publications in the field of immunology.
- A drive to continue increasing your publication record.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team that includes medicinal chemists and cellular immunologists
- Ability to work independently and take the initiative to find solutions.
Please note, applicants familiar with in vivo models of cancer would have an advantage.
What we will offer in return:
- A Salary of $74,511 - $94,267 NZD, depending on experience with annual performance/pay reviews, and performance related bonuses.
- Negotiable relocation allowance for overseas candidates, including visa support if applicable.
- Support and encouragement to publish.
- Work alongside distinguished scientific leaders.
- Please see http://www.malaghan.org.nz/who-we-are/vacancies/ for more information about working at the Malaghan Institute.
- Cutting edge facilities based in Wellington, NZ.