Tēnā koe / Greetings,
The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is the leading independent biomedical research institute in Aotearoa, with a focus on breakthrough discoveries in immunology and immunotherapy. We have around 120 staff committed to finding cures for diseases using the body’s own immune system.
The Malaghan Institute is committed to Vision Mātauranga, and supports Māori health advancement in partnership with Te Urungi Māori, the Institute’s Māori advisory group. We welcome and encourage Māori applicants for this role. The Malaghan Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and values diversity. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Our Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell group is dedicated to investigating CAR T-cell signalling and function, and using this knowledge to develop targeted cancer therapies for patients. We are seeking a passionate and intellectually-curious Tauira kua mutu i tana tohu paetahi to contribute their personal mana to our mission: ensuring that all New Zealanders have access to the best possible cancer treatments.
You will participate in a research project focused on developing novel CAR T-cell immunotherapies that aim to be safer and more effective than current clinical preparations. These therapies will initially target lymphoma, with the potential to target other cancers. This exciting opportunity could suit a BSc.Hons, MSc or PhD candidate with an interest in immunology and a desire to work in the field of translational research, bringing cures from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside.
We recognise that the successful applicant’s available start date will depend on the course commencement dates. To be considered for this great study opportunity, please ensure you would be available to commence your postgrad study no later than the beginning of the 2022 academic year.
Tohu Mātauranga / Qualifications
Ngā Pūkenga / Experience and Skills
Ngā Ahuatanga / Desired Traits
Ngā Kawenga / Key Responsibilities
Ngā Painga / Benefits
If you share our passion of building cures for cancer, and think that this project would be would be an interesting learning opportunity, apply now by sending your Cover Letter and CV. Applications close Sunday 8 August at 4pm for a start date as soon as possible.
Candidates must hold the right to study in Aotearoa. You may be asked to provide a copy of your academic transcript further along the recruitment process. However you do not need to have a flawless academic record to be eligible. Interviews may be held immediately should the right candidates apply, so don’t wait, apply today!
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