Head, Translational And Clinical Immunotherapy

at University of Melbourne

Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Alliance Partners, Melbourne

The University of Melbourne (UoM) and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) wish to recruit a laboratory-based researcher who will build an independent cancer immunology research team to be located in the new Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy, in the VCCC building. A further crucial aspect of the role will be to foster translation of advances made in the laboratory program into clinical trials across the ten-member VCCC partnership. The Head of Clinical and Translational Immunotherapy ('The Head') will be both a qualified cancer clinician and an internationally credentialed leader in laboratory research in cancer immunology or immunotherapy. They will have a track record of leadership of a significant research program in immunology and cancer at the national and/or international level. The Head's own research group will be located in the VCCC Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy on Level 13 of the VCCC building, which can house a total of 60 wet-laboratory researchers and up to 50 additional dry-laboratory researchers. This provides ample accommodation for the Head's own research group, which will be co-located with the research groups of senior colleagues (Group Leaders) from Peter Mac, the University of Melbourne and other members of the VCCC alliance. The Head will lead a laboratory-based research program in a clinically relevant area of immunology with relevance to immuno-oncology and provide strong links to clinical trial activities at all the VCCC member organisations. The Head will work closely with the Director of the Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy (Centre Director) to develop additional laboratory -based research programs, but the primary and essential role will be to facilitate and support the rapid translation and clinical application of new discoveries for the benefit of cancer patients. The scope of this key role extends across all members of the VCCC alliance, their affiliated health services and to clinical and translational research across a broad variety of tumour streams including children's and adolescent cancers. With the Centre Director, the Head will also closely coordinate the activities of the VCCC Centre for Immunotherapy with those of Peter Mac's extensive Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program, the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research and School of Biomedical Sciences and with other laboratory-based cancer immunology research activities across the VCCC alliance. The Head will further provide transformational leadership in fundamental and clinical immunology and immuno-oncology across University of Melbourne as well as dedicated service for the University and the broader community beyond their leadership within their academic fields and disciplines.

Position Description

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For further information please contact:

Joe Trapani (+61) 03 8559 5955

Carol Ginns (+61) 03 8559 5034

Parkville Victoria Australia

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