Postdoctoral Program - Research at Peter Mac
|Postdoctoral researchers undertaking research at Peter Mac have the opportunity to work with Australia’s top cancer research scientists, in facilities designed to encourage interaction and collaboration locally and overseas and to build successful research careers. |
|Postdoctoral research is a vital part of both the researcher’s career path and Peter Mac’s research success. The postdoctoral experience is a time when the early-career scientists develop their scientific and technical skills and gain experience in other skills needed for a professional career. The career development of postdoctoral scientists is a key focus of the Research Division. |
|The Research Division has an active Postdoctoral society that coordinates social and career development activities throughout the year. This society provides a nurturing environment for postdoctoral scientists throughout their time at Peter Mac and, through the organization of seminars and workshops, and provides opportunities to assist them in building an interactive network of science and industry links that will benefit their future careers.|
Our postdoctoral scientists play a crucial role in facilitating the student education program, undertaking roles as mentors and scientific committee members that provide opportunities for them to support the next generation of scientists while also furthering their own experiences as supervisors.
Postdoctoral scientists are also at the forefront of Peter Mac outreach activities, participating in workshops and seminars to build new research and education links with school and community groups.
Many of our postdoctoral scientists took leadership roles in the development and presentation of workshops and seminars for our School Science Activities: our Animated Science: Bringing Science to Life project, our VCE Biology Lecture series and our Adopt-a-School program.
Our early career scientists also assist with specialist teaching within the VCE Biology curricula, participate in school presentations associated with National Science Week and Careers Week, and visit schools and community groups for presentations about their research.
|Research Education Contact Details|
|+61 (0)3 9656 1930|