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About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, medical research facility that is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Institute is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world.

Established in 1994, it has now grown to a team of more than 250 dedicated staff. From the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Dr Victor Chang, the team at the Victor Chang Institute has rapidly pioneered research with a shared vision – to reduce the incidence, severity and impact of heart disease, still the leading cause of death and disability in our society.

Our values

  • To achieve excellence in research
  • To demonstrate creativity in the pursuit of scientific discovery
  • To act with honesty, integrity and fairness at all times
  • To undertake research that has significant impact and makes a difference
  • To promote a sense of teamwork and collegiality amongst staff and collaborators

At the Victor Chang Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Come and work with us and help us make a difference.

LABORATORY HEAD

Bioinformatics

Run your own Bioinformatics Laboratory with cutting edge scientists making ground breaking discoveries..

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The role

We are seeking to hire a talented and enthusiastic individual as a Full Faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor level) to lead an independent research laboratory in the area of bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics or a related discipline that focuses on one or more of the following areas, closely linked with experimental science within the VCCRI: whole genome sequencing analysis, single-cell transcriptomics, disease gene discovery, drug discovery, biomedical imaging, metabolomics, structural biology, and systems biology.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to develop or continue a vigorous independent research program, secure and maintain extramural research funding, form collaborative projects with other faculty within the Institute and participate in graduate and postdoctoral training.

Requirements

PhD/DPhil/MD in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics, or a related discipline.

Candidates will have an outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of leadership potential. Candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong interest in innovative and interdisciplinary research. Essential is a leadership style that promotes a co-operative culture throughout the Laboratory and that allows collaboration within the Institute and wider community.

What we offer:

  • An attractive remuneration package commensurate with your skills experience and qualifications. This position is appointed for a period of five years, renewable.
  • Generous start-up funds, laboratory and office space will be provided.
  • Eligibility for an academic appointment at the University of New South Wales
  • State of the art facilities
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

For further information, please download an information pack.

Information Pack

Interested applicants should apply to Ms Maria Voukenas, Head - Human Resources at m.voukenas@victorchang.edu.au and provide a CV, contact details of three referees and an outline of their current and future research plans.

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Come and work with us & help make a difference.

LABORATORY HEAD, CRYO-ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Structural & Computational Biology Division

Seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual with cryo-electron microscopy expertise.

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The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) is seeking to hire a talented and enthusiastic individual as a Full Faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor level) with cryo-electron microscopy expertise to join its Structural and Computational Biology Division. Preference will be given to those working on structural problems directed at cardiovascular or related biological issues.    

The successful candidate will have a conjoint academic position at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), with dedicated access to a FEI Talos Arctica microscope equipped with a Falcon III detector that has been purchased as part of the VCCRI’s new Innovation Centre, and will be housed at UNSW. The Institute also enjoys strong interactions with the University of Wollongong that has recently developed a Molecular Horizons Facility that has Talos Arctica and Titan Krios microscopes.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will become an active member of Structural Biology communities in both Sydney and NSW. Generous start-up funds, laboratory and office space will be provided.

 

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to develop or continue a vigorous independent research program, secure and maintain extramural research funding, form collaborative projects with other faculty within the Institute and participate in graduate and postdoctoral training.

 

Requirements

Candidates will have expertise that includes single-particle cryo-EM, relevant research and teaching experience, a record of peer-reviewed publications, and a strong interest in innovative and interdisciplinary research.

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to further develop linkages. Essential is a leadership style that promotes a co-operative culture throughout the Laboratory and that allows collaboration within the Institute and wider community.

 

Appointment terms & salary

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with your skills experience and qualifications. This position is appointed for a period of five years, renewable.

 

How to apply

For further information about the role, please download an information pack from our website:

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Interested applicants should apply to Ms Maria Voukenas, Head – Human Resources at m.voukenas@victorchang.edu.au and provide a CV, contact details of three referee’s and an outline of their current and future research plans.

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Closing Date

Applications will be accepted until 31 March 2018.

LEAD SCIENTIST - CELL PHENOTYPING

Innovation Centre

Excellent opportunity to develop your skills and career in our brand new facility.

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About you

Are you an accomplished scientist with a talent for hands-on experimental work and complex data analysis? Are you looking to advance your career in academic research but prefer the lab bench to the office desk? Do you have a passion for science and want to work on the most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular research in Australia?

About us

At the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, we have established a Cardiovascular Research Innovation Centre, supported by leading research scientists throughout NSW and funded by the NSW State Government. The Centre is comprised of seven cutting-edge facilities including a cell phenotyping core. This core provides functional characterisation for a range of cells including primary cardiomyocytes, cardiomyocytes differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells, endothelial cells, heterologous expression systems and primary tissue preparations. Our specific focus is on high throughput acquisition of data relating to electrophysiology, calcium homeostasis and mechanical properties of cells in health and disease. To achieve this, we have built the core around state-of-the-art technology including:

  •  Nanion Syncropatch automated electrophysiology
  • Vala Sciences IC-200 Kinetic Imaging Cytometer
  • Axion Maestro Apex robotic multielectrode array system
  • PE Opera Phenix High Content imaging system

 The role

As lead scientist in the cell phenotyping research facility, the successful candidate will work on a range of projects with researchers from across the spectrum of the NSW cardiovascular community. You will have primary responsibility for ensuring optimal experimental design, data acquisition and data processing. You will have a strong back ground in physiology, engineering, or other relevant disciplines, and an ability to use this expertise to develop new applications of our suite of cutting-edge technology to extend the capabilities of the core facility.

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operation of high throughput phenotyping platforms
  • Provision of analytical expertise, specifically of large scale physiological datasets
  • Methods development and validation
  • Training of staff and/or postgraduate students in analytical methods
  • Facility administration including equipment maintenance, devising SOPs, maintaining chemicals, consumables, etc.

 Please apply if you satisfy the following criteria: 

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (eg. cell biology / physiology / bioengineering / pharmacology)
  • Significant expertise in cellular electrophysiology and calcium imaging
  • Experience with analysing large data sets
  • Demonstrated experience of methods development and validation, preferably in high throughput systems

 To apply please send you cover letter, CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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POST DOCTORAL SCIENTIST

Structural Biology Laboratory

Exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic group of structural biologists and develop skills to become a future leader in biomedical research.

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The Structural Biology Laboratory, led by Dr Alastair Stewart, investigates the basic structure and function of biological molecules. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic recent PhD graduate to join our team and study molecular motors such as ATP synthase using cryo-electron microscopy. 

The ideal candidate will have:

·   Experience in membrane protein purification.

·   Track record in structural biology, preferably with strong computational skills.

·   The ability to work independently to achieve their own research goals.

·   Demonstrated capacity to supervise students.

·   Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Please address these points and how you feel you could thrive in this research environment in a cover letter.

The successful candidate will work at a world-class research institute, within a young a dynamic team of structural biologists, and will have opportunities to present their work at national and international conferences.

Term of Position

This is a full-time appointment for two years with an annual review, and the possibility of renewal subject to funding.

Salary

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with salary packaging and superannuation options also available.

To apply please send your cover letter, CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

CLINICAL STUDY COORDINATOR

Cardiac Receptor Biology Laboratory

Work as part of a research team investigating the cellular, vascular and genetic basis of Sudden Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). Part time or full time work available.

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The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to work as part of a research team investigating the cellular, vascular and genetic basis of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) lead by Prof Robert M. Graham. SCAD is a non-atherosclerotic disease of coronary arteries that presents as an acute coronary syndrome or sudden death in younger women.

 Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Patient recruitment and family liaison
  • Collection of clinical and family history information, and database management
  • Assist in the clinical evaluation and counselling of, as well as the provision of genetic results to, patients and their families
  • Liaison with laboratory scientists and coordination of biological sample collection

About you

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and capable of independent work as well as performing well in a team. Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are required.

Experience as a clinical study coordinator and/or genetics counseling and a familiarity with laboratory research would be an advantage.

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • Undergraduate degree or post graduate qualification in nursing or genetic counselling or have attained Part I certification in Genetics Counselling from Human Genetics Society of Australasia, or in clinical study coordinating.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and familiarity with web searching, and literature and database searches
  • Skills in using/accessing genetic databases and other databases for management of data collection
  • The ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with patients and families

What we offer:

  • Flexible hours - part time or full time
  • Salary packaging
  • Bonus superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research

We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

This role is available for full time or part time work.

To apply please send your cover letter, CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Applications close on 21 September 2018.

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Come and work with us & help make a difference.

FACILITIES MANAGER

Exciting opportunity to manage and monitor quality building services in a state-of-the-art research facility to create an optimum environment for the Victor Chang Institute's scientific work.

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The role

The Facilities Manager is responsible for managing and monitoring quality building services in a state-of-the-art research facility to create an optimum environment for the Institute’s scientific work.

This incorporates both the facility and its equipment and includes building and equipment maintenance, management of external contractors and service agreements, compliance requirements, capital works and refurbishments, security systems and services and waste management.

Duties and responsibilities include: 

• Manage the building’s systems and equipment and coordinate appropriate maintenance

• Monitor and maintain the operation of the building, infrastructure, laboratories and equipment and ensure compliance with operational guidelines and standards

• Coordinate all contractors and service providers ensuring service level agreements are met 

• Meet and manage all stakeholder requirements including our Precinct partners

• Maintain and implement all WH&S standards, and risk management to ensure a safe and productive working environment

• Reviewing and providing recommendations to improve building efficiency and sustainability

• Manage the emergency and security systems as well as implement measures to ensure building safety/ security

About you

We would like to meet you if you have:

• Previous experience in a facilities management role in a research facility or scientific environment along with a high level of technical & practical knowledge of building infrastructure and scientific equipment

• Sound knowledge of relevant Australian Standards, Building Codes and other statutory codes relevant to the construction and operation of laboratory buildings

• A demonstrated high level of initiative 

• Proven experience in organising and prioritising workload to ensure timely delivery of results

• Ability to negotiate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders

• Experience in budget preparation and management

• Previous experience in team leadership

• Good commercial understanding of tendering and service levels required from external contractors

• Ability and willingness to be on call and work outside of normal working hours when necessary

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• State of the art facilities

• Collaborative team environment

We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.                  

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

To apply please send a cover letter, your resume and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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POST DOCTORAL SCIENTIST

Are you an accomplished scientist with a talent for hands-on experimental work and complex data analysis? Do you have a passion for science and want to work on the most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular research in Australia?

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The role

Duties and responsibilities include: 

• Conduct high quality innovative research;

• Initiate and contribute to publications within area of expertise;

• Present relevant seminars, both within and outside the Institute;

• Develop advanced research procedures;

• Develop a sophisticated relationship with the scientific literature appropriate to the research program;

• Regularly attend and contribute to meetings associated with research of the Division/Group and, where appropriate, other research groups;

• Take shared responsibility (with Laboratory Head) for laboratory research budget and management;

• Contribute to research grant proposals submitted by the Laboratory Head;

• Adopt a proactive approach towards winning other external research funding (such as postdoctoral training and travel fellowships).

• Supervise or co-supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students; 

• Supervise and train support staff; 

• Assist with training new investigators in use of specialised laboratory equipment and advanced research procedures.

About you

Are you an accomplished scientist with a talent for hands-on experimental work and complex data analysis? Are you looking to advance your career in academic research but prefer the lab bench to the office desk? Do you have a passion for science and want to work on the most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular research in Australia?

We would like to meet you if you have:

• A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent and appropriate research experience

• At least two years relevant research experience;

• Advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook & Powerpoint);

• Publications in the leading specialist and general journals; 

• Sound scientific judgement and demonstrated commitment to the achievement of research goals; 

• Ability to contribute thoughtfully and constructively to research projects outside own immediate area of expertise;

• Ability to autonomously plan, conduct and interpret scientific experiments; 

• Highly developed report writing and analytical skills;  

• Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders; 

• Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and respect for others;

• Strong commitment to quality;

• Team focused approach;

• Ability to take direction well;

• Showing ability to time manage;

• Good communication (written & oral) skills;

• Willingness to work outside core hours when required;

• A high level of attention to detail. 

This is a full-time role. Salary will be between $80,750 to $87,750 depending on skills and experience.

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• Bonus superannuation 

• State of the art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

• Collaborative team environment

To apply send a cover letter, CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au.

We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

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