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Current projects | Student research projects

Whether you want to research, invest, donate or partner with us to accelerate our life-changing discoveries, we'd be delighted to hear from you. We have opportunities for PhD students, post docs and senior researchers to join our lab.

Post-doctoral positions available

Research Fellow (Prostate Cancer)

The purpose of this position is to undertake a research project aimed at characterizing mechanisms of intercellular communication within the prostate cancer tumour microenvironment that promote development and progression of this malignancy, with the goal of identifying novel biomarkers of early disease and prognosis and therapeutic targets. The project represents an exciting collaboration between the laboratories of Roger Daly and Renea Taylor at Monash University, Melbourne and Lisa Horvath at Garvan Institute/Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Sydney, and has recently been funded by the US DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program.  It builds upon our recent work that has identified a critical role for the LOXL2/collagen/DDR2 axis in prostate cancer-associated fibroblasts (Nguyen et al, Mol Cell Proteomics 18, 2019) and exploited CTAP proteomics to delineate novel pathways of intercellular signalling.  The project is multifaceted and integrates identification of factors and pathways involved in intercellular communication, functional characterization of these using patient-derived cell and mouse models and interrogation of large patient tissue cohorts.

For more information contact Professor Roger Daly.

Research Fellow (Breast Cancer)

The primary purpose of this position is to undertake a research project aimed at characterizing the role of the serine/threonine kinase TAOK2 and other protein kinases in poor prognosis breast cancers, such as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and HER2-positive breast cancers. The research project is multifaceted and integrates identification of cell lines exhibiting TAOK2-dependency via high-throughput knockdown and CRISPR screens, characterization of the mechanistic role of TAOK2 and other kinases in TNBC, identification of biomarkers of kinase-dependency and pre-clinical validation of specific kinases as therapeutic targets using mouse xenograft models.

For more information contact Professor Roger Daly.

Expression of interest

Research Fellow – Mass spectrometry-based proteomics

We invite Expressions of Interest for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position that will utilize mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomic and kinomic profiling workflows and associated bioinformatic approaches to characterize cancer signalling networks, with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers. It will involve use of established workflows, as well as development of novel ones for interrogation of non-canonical phosphorylation events, and analysis of patient specimens. The fellow will also contribute to the functional characterization of lead candidates emanating from these studies.

Established expertise in mass spectrometry-based (phospho)proteomics is essential, with the ability to analyse large datasets using appropriate bioinformatics techniques desirable. Knowledge and experience in cell biology and signalling is also desirable.

To apply, please visit Monash University's career page or Nature Careers.

For more information contact Professor Roger Daly.

Selected funding groups

We gratefully acknowledge the funding given to our lab by:

  • US Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program
  • National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia) (NHMRC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)