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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.

SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER

Metabolomics Facility

Seeking a senior research officer for our brand new facility. 

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Position 

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:  

Essential

  • 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

Preferred

  • 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

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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POST DOCTORAL SCIENTIST

Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory

Seeking a PhD graduate to join our team to study the biology of one or more orphan GPCRs implicated in cardiovascular function.

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Position

The Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory, led by Dr Nicola J Smith, investigates the physiology and pharmacology of orphan G protein-coupled receptors. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic recent PhD graduate to join our team to study the biology of one or more orphan GPCRs implicated in cardiovascular function. The ideal candidate will have:

·   A demonstrated knowledge of GPCR activation, signalling and molecular pharmacology.

·   Experience designing and performing second messenger assays/receptor internalisation/confocal microscopy/radioligand binding and analysing and interpreting the results.

·   Molecular biology experience, including site-directed mutagenesis and generation of fusion or truncated constructs.

·   Demonstrated capacity to work in a team environment, preferably with some student supervisory experience.

·   Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Please address the selection criteria in a cover letter.

The successful candidate will get to work at a world-class cardiovascular research institute 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.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, CV and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au.

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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SMALL ANIMAL SURGEON

Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory

Seeking a Small Animal Surgeon to join our team studying cardiac stem cells and regeneration biology.

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Position

Applications are invited for a Small Animal Surgeon (part-time or full-time) to work within a research setting studying cardiac stem cells and regeneration biology. Ideally you will have skills in complex surgical procedures using mice and rats as experimental models.

Your experience should include:

  • induction of myocardial infarction,
  • cardiac pressure overload via trans-aortic constriction,
  • hindlimb ischemia model,
  • catheterisation,
  • minipump insertion.

We will also provide you with the opportunity to train in myocardial infarction surgery in neonatal mice.

We will expect you to be:

  • familiar with the relevant codes of conduct in animal research,
  • have experience with state-of-the-art rodent facilities and
  • show rigorous adherence to ethical procedure.

Familiarity with cardiac functional analysis in small animals using transthoracic echocardiography, ECG, telemetry, micromanometry and sonomicrometry will be an advantage.

If you are looking to develop your career in research we can provide an opportunity for you to drive your own research projects.

How To Apply

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

Applications close on 30 November 2017.

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STORES PERSON

Stores & Loading Dock

Seeking an enthusiastic candidate with some knowledge of warehousing and logistics to join our friendly team.

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Position

The Victor Chang Institute is a member of the St Vincent’s Research Precinct with a shared Loading Dock and Stores facility which services the Victor Chang Institute, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the research groups of St Vincent’s Hospital.


Reporting to the Stores and Loading Dock Manager, in this role you will be responsible for:

• Accepting and unpacking deliveries from various suppliers
• Receiving deliveries into the electronic system
• Providing excellent customer service to staff within the Research Precinct
• Delivering goods to research floors and other areas of the building
• Completing general warehouse duties associated with the facility

What you can expect in this role:

• Full Time work 5 days per week, from 8am to 4pm with the opportunity to work flexible hours
• No weekends or overtime 
• The chance to work in a friendly team environment
• Attractive salary packaging options

We would like to meet you if you have:

• A strong work ethic
• Great attention to detail
• Some knowledge of warehousing and logistics
• Intermediate level computer knowledge
• Excellent time management and organisational skills
• A sense of humour

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

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Inherited Heart Disease Laboratory

Seeking an enthusiastic Honours Graduate to help research the genetic causes of heart disease.

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Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic Honours graduate to join the laboratory of Professor Diane Fatkin. As a research assistant in the Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics Division, you will support a dynamic team of scientists studying genetic causes of heart disease both in human cohorts and zebrafish animal models. The ideal candidate will have experience in zebrafish research. Small animal echocardiography experience is highly desirable.

This is a maternity leave replacement role and available on a part-time or full-time capacity from December 2017.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to generation and maintenance of genetically-modified zebrafish lines
  • Cardiac function analysis using high frequency echocardiography
  • Analysis of heart structure using histological techniques
  • Molecular biology skills
  • Small animal echocardiography experience
  • Experience in zebrafish husbandry

Skills Required

  • Molecular biology skills
  • Small animal echocardiography experience
  • Experience in zebrafish husbandry

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive salary packaging and superannuation options are available. 

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

Applications close on 30 November 2017

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POST DOCTORAL SCIENTIST

Computational Genomics Laboratory

Be involved in the analysis of large next-generation sequencing datasets and the development of quantitative approaches to identify the genetic causes of cardiovascular disease.

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We are seeking an enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist to join the Computational Genomics Laboratory, led by Dr Eleni Giannoulatou. The successful candidate will be involved in the analysis of large next-generation sequencing datasets and the development of quantitative approaches to identify the genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases with a particular focus on Congenital Heart Disease. The ideal candidate will have:

·   PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, or a relevant quantitative field with a demonstrated aptitude for bioinformatics research

·   Experience with a statistical programming language (R/Bioconductor or Matlab) and a scripting language (Perl or Python)

·   Excellent computational and mathematical skills

·   Strong up-to-date background in bioinformatics and its applications to genetics and next-generation sequencing

·   Demonstrated capacity to work a team member and independently and potential to supervise students

·   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Please address this selection criteria in your cover letter.

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.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, your resume and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on the link below.

Applications close 31 December 2017

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Computational Genomics Laboratory

Seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst to work on an exciting project to identify the genetic causes of cardiovascular disease.

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We are seeking a bioinformatics analyst to join the Computational Genomics Laboratory, led by Dr Eleni Giannoulatou. The successful candidate will be involved in the analysis of large next-generation sequencing datasets and the development of quantitative approaches to identify the genetic causes of cardiovascular diseases with a particular focus on Congenital Heart Disease. The ideal candidate will have:

·   Bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, science, engineering or a relevant quantitative field

·   Experience with a statistical programming language (R/Bioconductor or Matlab) and a scripting language (Perl or Python)

·   Excellent computational and mathematical skills

·   Background knowledge in biology and interest in genetics

·   Demonstrated capacity to work as a team member and independently

·   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Please address this selection criteria in your cover letter.

Term of Position

This is a full-time appointment for one year 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.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, your resume and details of three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on the link below.

Applications close 31 December 2017

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POST DOCTORAL SCIENTIST

Structural Biology Laboratory

Opportunity to work in a young and dynamic team of structural biologists with the opportunity to present your work and national and international conferences.

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This Role

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 expression and purification.

·   Track record in structural biology, 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 and 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.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and the contact details for three referees to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on the link below.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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