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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.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT iPSC

Victor Chang Innovation Centre

Exciting opportunity for a scientist with experience in mammalian tissue culture to join our cutting edge iPSC Facility.

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The role

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Research Assistant to work within the iPSC cell culture facility of the Victor Chang Innovation Centre. In this role you will be involved in generation and maintenance of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) and their differentiation to heart cells, utilizing our state-of the art robotics platform. Your strong background in mammalian tissue culture and other relevant disciples will enable you to use this expertise to develop new methods/applications to suit our workflow requirements.  

Duties and responsibilities include: 

• Generation of human iPSC and their maintenance

• QC validation of iPSC lines and differentiation into cardiac lineages

• Method development for robotic platform 

• Equipment maintenance, generation of SOPs and SWPs 

• Interaction with multiple internal and external users 

About you

Are you an accomplished researcher 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 Bachelor or Master’s degree in Life Sciences

• Demonstrated technical training in mammalian cell culture, 

• Experience in hESC or iPSC would be advantageous

• Hands-on experience of hESC/hiPSC differentiation.

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

Applications close on 15 April 2019.

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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.

DONOR CARE COORDINATOR

Fund Development

Get exposure to many different facets of administration, marketing and customer service as part of this dynamic and supportive fundraising team.

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The role

The Donor Care Coordinator is a vital part of our Fund Development team. In this role you will:

• Provide exceptional customer service to donors and the public by responding daily to donor phone calls, emails, letters and voice messages

• Utilise our database to update donor details or cancel or delay regular giving payments 

• Minimise attrition by using objection handling techniques 

• Assist the Face to Face and Telemarketing Manager in maintaining a weekly regular giving cancellation sheet for key suppliers

• Assist with the fulfilment and lodgement of retention based, multi channelled direct marketing for key fundraising programs 

• Implement donor care strategies such as welcome and thank you calls, happy birthday messages etc to deepen donor engagement and improve retention rates across several fundraising channels including direct mail, face to face fundraising and telemarketing

• Assist with taking donations and general administrative support

What you can expect in this role:

• The opportunity to learn and develop

• Exposure to many different facets of administration, marketing and customer service

• The chance to work in a dynamic and supportive team environment

• Attractive salary packaging options

We would like to meet you if you are:

• A friendly person who enjoys working in a team but can also work independently

• Experienced in using Raiser’s Edge or a similar database

• Someone who has worked in a call centre as a telefundraiser/telemarketer 

• An experienced customer service representative

• An excellent communicator who has an excellent written and verbal communication skills 

• An organised administrator who is good at managing more than one task at the same time and has strong attention to detail

• Eager to learn and develop your skills

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• State of the art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

• 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.

To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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POST DOCTORAL SCIENTIST OR RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Cardiac Receptor Biology Laboratory

An exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Research Assistant or Post- Doctoral Scientist with expertise in cell and molecular biology.

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The role

Professor Robert M. Graham, Executive Director of the VCCRI and Head, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics Division, is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant or Post- Doctoral Scientist with expertise in cell and molecular biology. 

In this role you will drive an exciting new project to understand the cellular phenotype of patients with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, a potentially fatal but under-diagnosed condition that predominantly affects women. 

You will be involved in day-to-day studies of fibroblasts cultured from these patients, as well the generation of induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs), their differentiation into various blood vessel lineages and downstream applications for disease modelling. You will also assist in the preparation of DNA from cells for genome studies. 

You will be working within a larger group evaluating other related aspects of cardiac and vascular biology at the cellular and molecular level. 

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 Phd, BSc ± Hons, a MSc or equivalent

• Prior in-depth experience in cell culture and associated techniques, particularly maintenance and differentiation of iPSCs.

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• Bonus superannuation

• State of the art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

• 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 CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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DIRECT MARKETING COORDINATOR

Fund Development

A diverse and exiting role for an experience direct marketing professional.

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The role

The Direct Marketing Coordinator is an integral part of our Fund Development team. Your day to day activities will be diverse, utilising direct marketing strategies and tactics across mail, telemarketing, face to face fundraising, email, digital and social channels to both acquire new supporters and engage current supporters. 

In this role you will:

• Assist in the development and implementation of multi channelled direct marketing appeals and communication pieces 

• Provide end-to-end campaign coordination including planning, concept development and stakeholder management.

• Track marketing activity and conduct post campaign analysis reports 

• Coordinate activities related to our regular giving program including coordinating supporter journey, retention marketing and upgrade campaigns

• Assist with the administration and due diligence of our face to face fundraising program including maintaining complaint and mystery shopping spreadsheet, checking location rosters and updating policy documents

• Assist with the management and reporting of online leads relating to our telemarketing program and assist in quality control checks such as listening to tele-fundraising calls

What you can expect in this role:

• Exposure to multiple Direct Marketing channels including face to face, direct mail, telemarketing and online.

• The chance to work in a dynamic and supportive team environment

• Attractive salary packaging options

We would like to meet you if you possess:

• A minimum of 2 years direct marketing experience 

• Project coordination experience

• Highly developed organisational skills with strong attention to detail

• Excellent written communication and relationship management skills

• Experience managing a variety of stakeholders 

• Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel

• The ability to work in a team but also operate independently

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• State of the art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

• 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.

To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Applications close on Friday 22 February 2019.

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Come and work with us & help make a difference.

EVENT COORDINATOR

Fund Development

Manage our in house and external events to raise awareness and attract support for our research.

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The role

The Event Coordinator is an important part of our Fund Development team. In this role you will plan, coordinate and execute a diverse range of events with the aim of raising awareness of and attracting support for the Institute’s research. 

• Project manage external and in-house events

• Coordinate the weekly Institute Tour including liaising with community groups and organising scientists to present and host

• Manage the School Science Awards including coordinating schools and local councils and organising Victor Chang scientists to present the Awards

• Deliver events on time and within budget and meet expectations with regard to the quality of the event and the projected funds raised.

• Develop effective relationships with external providers to maximise the success of events including securing sponsorship and donations of goods and services

• Conduct post event evaluations, monitor the quality of services provided by event presenters and suppliers and prepare proposals for future events

• Liaise with the Victor Chang Institute Appeals Committee

This is a maternity leave replacement role commencing in late April 2019.

What you can expect in this role:

• The opportunity to enhance and develop your project management skills

• Exposure to all aspects of event management

• The chance to work in a dynamic and supportive team environment

We would like to meet you if you are:

• An Event Manager or Coordinator with experience in end-to-end event management

• An excellent communicator with advanced public presentation, interpersonal, negotiation and networking skills

• An organised time manager who can prioritise effectively and manage tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines

• Willing to work outside core working hours when required

• A friendly person who enjoys working in a team but can also work independently

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• State of the art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

• 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.

To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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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.

MANAGER - MICRO IMAGING RESEARCH FACILITY

Innovation Centre

Use your expertise in microscopy and imaging to extend the capabilities of our Micro Imaging Research Facility.

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The role

As manager of the Micro Imaging Research Facility, you will work on a range of projects with researchers from across the spectrum of the NSW cardiovascular community. You will have primary responsibility for the operation of a lightsheet microscope, OPT and confocal microscopes, microCT, and Opera Phenix plate-based imager, ensuring optimal experimental design, data acquisition and data processing. 

Duties and responsibilities include: 

• Operation of equipment including lightsheet microscope, OPT and confocal microscopes, microCT, Opera Phenix

• Provision of analytical expertise and data management

• Methods development and data analysis including automated image analysis

• Experimental design tailored to specific biological questions

• Training of staff and/or students in data acquisition and analysis

• Facility administration including equipment maintenance, devising SOPs, promoting the facility, etc.

• Managing use, costings and charging

About you

You will have a strong back ground in microscopy and imaging 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 Micro Imaging Research Facility. 

We would like to meet you if you have:

• Education at BSc or higher in molecular-cell biology and embryology, or equivalent disciplines 

• Demonstrated experience in biological imaging

• Demonstrated experience in fluorescence microscopy

• Demonstrated experience in image analysis and method development

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• Bonus superannuation 

• State of the art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

• 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 CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Applications close on 1 May 2019

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DNA VARIANT INTERPRETATION SPECIALIST

Dunwoodie Lab & Children's Hospital Westmead

Help us use next generation sequencing to genetically diagnose patients with congenital heart disease.

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The role

We are seeking an analytical thinker with a strong background in embryology, genetics, and next generation sequencing to join a multidisciplinary team (clinicians, biologists, bioinformaticians) to genetically diagnose patients with congenital heart disease. 

Duties and responsibilities include: 

• Interpreting genetic variants and evaluating clinically actionable information from genome sequencing data 

• Assessing evidence for genes involved in congenital heart disease from databases and the literature 

• Working with clinical and scientific experts in congenital heart disease including our collaborators at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

• Working part time at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead 

• Coordinating with a team of bioinformaticians

• Maintaining and updating an in-house database of genes responsible for congenital heart disease

About you

Are you a researcher with a passion for genomics and data analysis? Are you looking to work in a multidisciplinary team to help find the causes of congenital heart disease? 

We would like to meet you if you have:

• Education at BSc or higher in genetics, molecular-cell biology and embryology, or equivalent disciplines 

• In-depth understanding of, and experience in, genetic variation and genomics

• Ability to efficiently query databases and carry out data comparisons

• Exposure to mapping genetic variants to reference sequences and standardised variant nomenclature

• Experience interpreting published scientific papers

• Variant interpretation experience with a strong background in disease genetics 

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• Bonus superannuation

• State-of-the-art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting-edge medical research

• 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 CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Applications close on 1 May 2019

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SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SPECIALIST

Innovation Centre

The successful candidate will provide specialist technical/computing support to our Innovation Centre.

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About you

Do you have a passion for computer science and problem solving? Are you looking to apply your IT skills in the health and medical research sector? Do you want to be part of a team undertaking cutting-edge cardiovascular research with innovative technology?

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. The Victor Chang Innovation Centre, supported by leading research scientists and funded by the NSW Government, is comprised of seven cutting-edge facilities aimed at advancing cardiovascular research. The new technology platforms housed in the innovation centre are allowing us to understand how the heart works at a much deeper level and will facilitate the development of better treatments for cardiovascular disease. However, in the process we are generating vast volumes of data that require specialist scientific computing expertise to process, analyse and interpret.

The role

The successful candidate will provide specialist technical/computing support to enhance experimental methods, develop software to facilitate acquisition and analysis of data, and support use of high performance computing to maximise the impact and utility of the latest high throughput technologies. They will also reduce scientific ‘hands on time’ on process orientated activities that can be resolved by specialised computational know-how. This is a core services role required to assist staff in navigating the complex computational tools available to analyse the vast amounts of data research is now generating

Responsibilities

• Help scientific staff identify areas where computational 

approaches may increase efficiency of complex tasks

• Support high performance computing by developing relationships with key HPC service providers, training key scientists and improving HPC use within the Institute

• Perform feasibility tests on novel ideas and concepts that facilitate improved data analysis

• Identify, develop and facilitate the utilisation of the Victor Chang Innovation Centre by external stakeholders by addressing scientific computing needs 

• Follow industry best practice in unit-tests, test-driven development, clear documentation and continuous integration and delivery.

Please apply if you satisfy the following criteria:  

• Tertiary qualification 

• Experience with software development; coding using platforms such as C++, Python;

• Experience with scientific software environments eg. Matlab, R;

• Experience with imaging and signal processing 

• Expert knowledge of high performance computing;

• A solid understanding of core biological concepts 

• Ability to analyse and solve complex problems;

• Ability to manage time effectively and to meet deadlines

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• Bonus superannuation 

• State of the art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

• 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 and make a difference.

For further information please contact Prof Jamie Vandenberg (j.vandenberg@victorchang.edu.au) or Dr Adam Hill (a.hill@victorchang.edu.au).

To apply please send a cover letter, your CV and three references to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click Apply Now.

Applications close on 30 April 2019

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LEAD SCIENTIST - CELL PHENOTYPING

Innovation Centre

Work on a range of projects with researchers from across the spectrum of the NSW cardiovascular community.

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About you

Are you an accomplished scientist with a passion for working with new technology? Are you looking to advance your career in academic research but prefer the lab bench to the office desk? Do you want to be part of a team undertaking cutting-edge cardiovascular research with innovative technology?

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. 

The Victor Chang Innovation Centre, supported by the leading cardiovascular research scientists in NSW and funded by the NSW Government, 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 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

• Nanion Cardioexcyte automated contractility assay

• PE Opera Phenix High Content imaging system

The role

As lead scientist in the cell phenotyping 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 utilisation of our facilities including assistance with 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

• 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

• Demonstrated experience of methods development and validation, preferably in high throughput systems

• Experience with analysing large data sets

What we offer:

• Salary packaging

• Bonus superannuation 

• State of the art facilities

• Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research

• 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 and make a difference.

For further information please contact Prof Jamie Vandenberg (j.vandenberg@victorchang.edu.au) or Dr Adam Hill (a.hill@victorchang.edu.au).

To apply please send a cover letter, your CV and three references to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click Apply Now.

Applications close on 30 April 2019

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