Brain Cancer

We are currently seeking Senior Research Fellows/ Academic Level C – join us as we strengthen our brain cancer research program. Apply now.

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Brain cancer remains an intractable cancer in both children and adults, with little improvement in survival compared to many other cancers. Consequently, the Australian Government, via the Medical Research Future Fund, has established a $100 million fund for an Australian Brain Cancer Mission to double survival rates and improve the quality of life of patients with brain cancer over the next 10 years, with the ultimate aim of defeating brain cancer.

The University of Melbourne and its partners in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) are committed to making a strong contribution to this mission by expanding our capacity to conduct high quality fundamental and translational research in brain cancer.  A collaborative consortium has been formed and the University of Melbourne is seeking to expand on its current brain cancer research which spans basic biology, as well as surgical and medical management.

The University of Melbourne is seeking new researchers at academic level C who can join in and benefit from our developing critical mass of research talent and facilities for brain cancer research. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • enhancing fundamental understanding of brain cancer biology with a view to developing new therapeutic targets and approaches
  • developing and trialling novel therapeutic approaches for brain cancer
  • molecular imaging and monitoring responses to therapy

Applications are open until 24th July 2018 and will require a:

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Key partners, schools and centres at the University of Melbourne involved in brain cancer research:

Melbourne Medical School

School of Biomedical Sciences

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH)