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16 July 2021

Join Andreas Kupz’s dynamic Cairns-based team of researchers embarking on a biological arms race to develop an effective life-long vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) in the face of
steadily growing drug resistance to the disease.

We are looking for someone with a PhD in immunology or microbiology or with several years work experience as a research assistant to join our team.

You will have experience in cellular and molecular immunology, mouse work, histology, bacteriology and molecular
biology, including in vivo infection models and gene cloning techniques. You will have demonstrated skills in
monitoring and reporting progress against agreed milestones and will have the opportunity to carry out high
quality research and publish in peer reviewed journals.

•$67,010 - $89,541 + 17% Superannuation

Be at the forefront of medical research in the Tropics

Full time, grant supported position for two years, with the possibility of further extension

•Achieve your career goals whilst enjoying a tropical lifestyle at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM),  a health and medical research institute
within James Cook University. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will
investigate particular aspects of host immunity with important implications for tuberculosis vaccine
development. You will execute and lead projects in the immunology and vaccine development of
tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, including ensuring compliance with project agreements, effective
scheduling and resource management.

How to Apply
For more information, please contact Andreas Kupz on (07) 4232 2048 or via email
Visit the Careers at JCU website - Vacancy reference 17482
Applications close: 25 July 2021

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is a full time, fixed term appointment to 31 July 2023 based at our world class
facilities at the JCU Nguma-bada campus in Cairns with frequent travel to our Bebegu Yumba Campus in Townsville.

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