Snow Postdoc Careers

Snow Postdoc Careers


Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow funded by the Snow Medical Research Foundation

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Research Officer) or Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Senior Research Officer) positions are available to join Snow Medical laboratories at leading Australian institutes in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.


About Snow Medical

Snow Medical’s vision is to create the next generation of exceptional, visionary biomedical research. Labs funded by Snow Medical are provided long-term, stable funding to build exceptional, world-leading multidisciplinary research programs and teams.


About the Position

Opportunities are available for outstanding and motivated scientists funded by Snow Medical. As a Snow Postdoctoral Researcher, you will be part of an exceptional research team in a Snow Medical Lab based at a leading Australian biomedical research institute (Our Snow Fellows). You will be part of a unique network, have the opportunity to lead significant projects, and develop new skills in a supportive environment with a strong emphasis on scientific excellence and a focus on impactful questions.

Snow Postdoctoral Researchers will receive a competitive salary/package and investment into their leadership and professional development. Snow Postdoctoral Researchers are expected to show scientific leadership within the themes of the host laboratory and may be provided with the opportunity to manage a small team, depending on experience. The program will support career development through mentoring and leadership training, and provide networking opportunities.

Snow Postdoctoral Researchers will also be eligible and encouraged to participate in short-term placements in other Snow Fellow laboratories to gain expertise in new techniques, bring additional skills to the host laboratory or institution, and broaden their network.


We will provide:

  • A 2-year contract
  • Travel funds to attend international and national conferences
  • Relocation funds
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • Competitive salaries – Research Officers can expect $90,000 – $105,000 base per annum. Senior Research Officers can expect $103,000-$130,000 base per annum.
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities, including:
    • Postdoc leadership training
    • Opportunities for placements/collaborations with other Snow Fellows across Australia
    • Snow Fellow and Snow Postdoc meetings
    • Grant and fellowship writing support

Positions are available in the following labs and each labour head can be individually contacted for details on their position if required:

Genomics, Epigenetics, Transcriptional Regulation, or Functional Genomics

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)

Dr Stephin Vervoort



    Cell cycle biology in cancer, cancer epigenetics, cellular senescence in cancer

    University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

    Associate Professor Shom Goel,



      Quantitative gene regulation, development, evolution (experimental & computational; organ/tissue agnostic)

      Regulatory Systems Lab, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney

      Associate Professor Emily Wong,



        Cancer Immunology, Epigenetics

        The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University

        Associate Professor Marian Burr,




          What we are looking for:

          We want to support postdoctoral researchers with the most potential to benefit.

          • A PhD in a relevant discipline for an appropriate Snow Medical laboratory, such as Genomics, Epigenetics, Transcriptional Regulation, Functional Genomics, Immunology, Parasitology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or Mechanobiology.
          • Outstanding publication track record, with demonstrated ability to lead projects to completion
          • Expertise in methods and approaches relevant to specific Snow Medical programs, for example, CRISPR-Cas9 systems, spatial transcriptomics, genomics, epigenetics, bulk & single-cell multi-omics, immunology, bioinformatics, computational biology, bioengineering and mechanobiology (Contact the lab head directly)
          • Excellent time management, communication (written and oral), and interpersonal skills.


          How to apply:

          Your application should include:

          1. A completed application form which you can download and fill in here.
          2. Your current CV

          When ready please send a copy of the completed application form in pdf format along with your current CV to quoting reference SPD2023 in the subject line.

          Application closing date: Friday 12 January 2024.

          If you have any questions regarding the application process including requesting adjustments to the interview process, please contact Debbie Ashton –


          Please note – Peter Mac requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us ( if you would like to discuss this requirement.

          How will applications be treated

          All applications will be received and stored by WEHI in a confidential file, and managed as sensitive information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Once the job advert closes hiring manager from ANU, PeterMac and Victor Chang will be provided with them so that shortlisting can take place. If you have any concerns with the process please contact Debbie Ashton –