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The Australian National University

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level A

Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $70,107 - $109,181 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time – part time can be negotiated, Continuing (Contingent Funded) appointment of up to 3 years

The Australian National University (ANU) is the #1 ranked University in Australia with an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow will join the T-cell Immune Mechanism, Monitoring and Modulation Laboratory led by Associate Professor Di Yu within the Department Immunology and Infectious Disease, The John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University. The area of study stems from a recent publication by the research group (Leong YA et al. Nature Immunology, 2016) and an NHMRC funded project focussing on the role of a recently identified cytotoxic T cell subset in infectious disease and cancer using cutting edge genomic technologies, genetically modified animals and animal disease models.

The successful candidate will have experience and a strong track record in immunology, molecular and cell biology, or a related area. Previous experience specifically in CD8+ T cells (ideally working with infectious and/or cancer models) is essential for Research Fellow.

The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

For further enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Di Yu on T: + 61 2 6125 5892 E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.   For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender.   For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.



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