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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.


Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory

Seeking PhD Graduates with training and experience in molecular and cellular biology and/or developmental biology.  

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 Positions available in Cardiac Systems Biology and iPSC's and Human Cardiac Disease Modelling. We are seeking PhD Graduates with training and experience in molecular and cellular biology and/or developmental biology. This is an excellent opportunity to work on exciting projects where you will apply contemporary technologies to study heart development and the mechanisms of congenital heart disease pathology. 

 These projects include: 

 1.  Modelling genetic contributors to congenital heart disease in human induced pluripotent stem cells;
 2.  Using genome-wide discovery tools and network approaches to understand the logic of transcription factor/cofactor binding and cis-regulatory architecture guiding heart development

The projects will be undertaken within the Cardiac and Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division, in the laboratory of Professor Richard Harvey. If you are looking for a career in research we can provide you with the opportunity for you to drive your own research projects.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive salary packaging and superannuation options are available. 

How to apply

For further information about the role, please contact Prof Richard Harvey,

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV, a short statement of your research interests, PDF’s of your three best papers and the details of three referees to

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Metabolomics Facility

Seeking a senior research officer for our brand new facility. 

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The Senior Research Officer is an important part of our new Metabolomics Research Facility.

In this role you will, ensure the effective and timely operation of analytical equipment and instrumentation within the Laboratory; enable the training of new users and engage with and facilitate their research. This position reports to the Head – Metabolomics (A/Prof Mark Hodson).

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the smooth operation of the metabolomics laboratory, including organising maintenance under current service contracts, ordering of chemicals, consumables, etc.
  • Quantitative analysis of various metabolite classes by UHPLC-MS/MS and qualitative analysis by UHPLC-Q-ToF-MS
  • Provision of analytical expertise to NSW cardiovascular researchers
  • Training of staff and/or postgraduate students in analytical methods
  • Laboratory management
  • Directing and/or performing method development/ improvement/validation
  • Compiling and devising SOPs and methodological workflows

We would like to meet you if you meet the following selection criteria:  


  • BSc in the field of analytical (bio)chemistry and a minimum of five years’ relevant experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of chromatographic and mass spectrometric principles, technologies and system maintenance
  •  A solid understanding and demonstrated knowledge and experience of modern analytical techniques for the analysis of biological samples
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of biochemical/metabolite analysis and routine analysis with LC-MS/MS systems 
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and experience of method development and validation 
  •  Demonstrated experience in operating in a dynamic and diverse workplace and the ability to provide advice and training in the analytical aspects of metabolomics analysis 
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different disciplines, with highly developed interpersonal skills
  • High level oral and written communication skills 
  • An ability to work in an efficient and well-organised manner under pressure 
  • Reliability, flexibility, adaptability and success in multi-tasking
  • A strong desire for professional development and to improve technical skill-base 
  • An ability to manage and organise staff/students and analytical instrument resources


  • MSc/PhD in the field of analytical (bio)chemistry or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of discovery analysis with LC-MS systems (e.g. IM; Q-TOF)
  •  Laboratory management experience
  • Biological/medical research experience
  • Experience with the generation and statistical analysis of ‘omics’ data.


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

Terms of Position

This position is a three year renewable appointment.

How to Apply

All applications must consist of the following:

  1. Covering Letter

  2. A statement specifically addressing each of the Selection Criteria in detail

  3. Resumé/Curriculum Vitae

Applications received without all documents detailed above will be deemed incomplete and will not be accepted or processed for further consideration.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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