Research Associate (Cancer Epigenetics)

  • The University of Western Australia
  • Australia, WA
  • Jul 5, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

UWA Medical School

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

About the team

The Cancer Epigenetics laboratory is based out of Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Nedlands WA. We are a fully funded laboratory working on novel therapeutics for hard-to-treat cancers. The laboratory is focused on 2 main projects: the use of CRISPR technology to manipulate the epigenome of cancers and characterization of a previously unknown oncogene involved in promotion of cancer resistance to therapy.

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to contribute and support our -omics projects with a focus on single cell RNA sequencing data analysis.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under direction of the Associate Professor contribute to and coordinate experimental design, data analysis and interpretation of transcriptomic and genomic experiments.

About you

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:

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Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 21 July 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort at or Dr Charlene Waryah at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia

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