People: PostDoc position available to start late 2017

Thomas R. Cox, Aug 2017

Matrix and Metastasis Lab Hiring

We are seeking a full-time dedicated PostDoc to work in the Cancer Division Matrix & Metastasis Group headed by Dr. Thomas Cox.  The group combines the use of 3D models of cancer with novel state-of-the-art imaging approaches to reveal how the extracellular matrix drives cancer progression and metastasis. Our mission is to establish targeting of the extracellular matrix as a viable therapeutic approach in the treatment of solid cancers.


The project will use of a range of cellular and molecular biology techniques along with 2D and 3D in vitro and in vivo culture of tumour cells, and state-of-the-art microscopy to understand how the changing extracellular matrix landscape alters cancer cell behaviour to facilitate tumour growth, metastasis and response to therapy. Advanced training in cutting-edge 3D models of cancer as well as in vitro and in vivo imaging and molecular techniques will be provided within the laboratory.

Successful candidates should possess the following:

  • A PhD or MD qualification, preferably in molecular biology, bioengineering or biochemistry
  • Exceptional laboratory and analytical skills
  • Experience in presenting data orally
  • Experience in tumour biology and matrix biology (preferable)
  • Less than two years of post-doctoral training
  • High motivation and level of commitment to achieving scientific goals
  • Excellent time management and written communication skills
  • A high attention to detail and ability to carry out high quality work routinely
  • Willingness to apply for fellowship grants
  • High quality publication record

We place an emphasis on good team spirit, cooperation, flexibility, excellent time management with a strong drive and a commitment to produce high quality experimental outcomes.

Start: Late 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit the Garvan Institute Career Website

Applications not made through the above Garvan Job Portal cannot be considered.