Research Scientist Vacancy

Position description

Cartherics is a new, privately owned biotechnology company, focused on developing cutting edge technologies to empower the immune system to specifically target and eradicate cancer. The focus technology is the ground-breaking technology: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cells (CAR-T), which have a profound ability to seek and destroy cancer cells. The company has 15 full-time research staff, administration and expert consultant members and is closely linked to the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. It is supported by strong private investment and a Commonwealth Government CRC-P Grant to develop a next generation immune-stem cell therapy “as an off the shelf “product for treating ovarian cancer. The company’s labs and offices are located in the MHTP Building, next to the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, 27-31 Wright Street, Clayton 3168.

The company is seeking to appoint a Research Scientist to work in this exciting front-line of medical research with the other company scientists on the major immune cancer research themes. The successful applicant will have appropriate knowledge base and “hands on” skills in one or more of the following technologies:

  • general molecular biology methods including the production and use of viral transduction, CRISPR Cas9 gene editing and associated cell biology;
  • isolation, activation, expansion and functional analysis of human immune cells, including use of multi-parameter flow cytometry;
  • experience in the in vitro culture, production, maintenance and directed differentiation of iPSC, ideally with an understanding of NK and/or T cell

The successful applicant will have at least a postgraduate degree such as a B.Sc Hons and/or PhD in Biosciences or Biomedical Science or equivalent and ideally 3 or more years of appropriate laboratory experience. They will relish working in a challenging, dynamic, interactive and very exciting environment.

Salary Range: ~ $78,000 – $100,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Applicants should preferably apply through or submit their CV with nominated referees together with a letter outlining their suitability to Karen Loudon at

Closing date Friday 10 July 2020.