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At Australia's home of heart research, we are dedicated to attracting, empowering and nurturing high calibre staff.


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 Cardiac Research Institute is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world.

For our scientists, we strive to provide the tools, infrastructure and environment required to conduct world class research. This wouldn't be possible without the support of our highly-skilled operational team, who oversee and enable the functions crucial to a top performing organisation.

Want to know more? Find out why you should work at the Institute or check out the jobs available below. You can also follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with the latest opportunities at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

Current roles available

Darlinghurst

Facilities Assistant

Start date: 3 Jun

Facilities Assistant

Permanent, full-time

Onsite. Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Facilities Engineering Manager

About you

We are seeking a proactive and reliable individual who is eager to join the facilities team at our world-renowned research institute. You are comfortable working autonomously and have a responsible attitude towards tasks, seeing them through to completion. This is a full-time, onsite position, perfect for someone who thrives on being active and enjoys a variety of tasks, including some repetitive and manual work.

The role

The Facilities Assistant is responsible for supporting and maintaining the smooth operation of our facilities in the Lowy Packer Building, which houses the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and the St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research (AMR).

Reporting to the Facilities Engineering Manager, the position will incorporate supporting the day-to-day operations of the Institute and will also work closely with Stores and Work, Health & Safety Teams. In particular, the Facilities Assistant will: 

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks around the facility.
  • Assist with setup and teardown of events, meetings, and conferences.
  • Daily transit, removal, and replenishment of clinical bins and receptacles.
  • Supporting the Facilities Engineering Manager with ensuring the facilities are kept clean, safe, and secure.

What we will trust you with

  • Daily transit, removal, and replenishment of clinical bins and receptacles.
  • Daily transit, removal, and replenishment of linen to laboratories.
  • Distribution and end-to-end postal services.
  • Monitoring, distributing, and restocking non-hazardous consumables for laboratories, offices, and kitchens.
  • Event, conference, and meeting organisation and management, including setup of audio-visual and IT equipment.
  • Maintenance and updating of signage throughout the building.
  • Delivery of goods to respective areas within the Institute.
  • Ensuring efficient storage and a safe working environment in the building.
  • Assisting the Operations team and Scientific services as needed.
  • Scheduling and assisting researchers with regularly defrosting freezers.
  • Maintaining building-wide visual standards for tidiness and organisation.
  • Providing general support and assistance to the Facilities Engineering Team, Precinct Stores, and laboratory heads.​

Does this sound like you?

  • Previous customer service or relevant work experience.
  • Basic understanding of workplace safety regulations and procedures.
  • Willingness and desire to do a hands-on and repetitive role.
  • Ability to communicate and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Proactive attitude and comfortable working autonomously.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong customer service approach and skills.
  • Experience managing office supplies and/or inventory is not essential but will be highly regarded.

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (the Institute) is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Institute was established in 1994 and has grown to a team of more than 200 researchers from around the globe, working across five divisions.

A global centre-of-excellence, it integrates Cardiac Physiology and Transplantation, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology, as well as Vascular Biology. At the Institute, we translate our discoveries into new diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease - reducing the incidence, severity, and impact of heart disease. 

What you will be proud of

Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What we offer

  • Salary packaging/sacrificing (up to $15,900 per annum plus $2,650 for meals and entertainment)
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities​

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

Apply now

Animal Welfare Officer

Start date: 30 May

Animal Welfare Officer

Permanent, part-time 4 days a week

Onsite. Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Deputy CEO

About you

Your extensive veterinary experience and deep understanding of the ethical use of animals in research set you apart. You possess excellent problem-solving abilities, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and can handle complex situations with empathy and integrity. Your communication skills enable you to effectively interact with staff at all levels, fostering a supportive and open dialogue.

Above all, you are a dedicated and compassionate professional with a strong commitment to animal welfare. You bring your experience developing and delivering training to educate others and ensure that the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained.

The role

Our BioCORE Facility is essential to our heart research, providing high-standard laboratory animals, facilities, services, and compassionate animal care. As the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO), you will be responsible for overseeing the welfare of animals used in research, ensuring compliance with relevant codes and regulations, and promoting ethical practices.

This is a part-time role (4 days per week) where you will provide leadership, veterinary services, technical support, and education across all research areas involving animals, focusing particularly on small laboratory animals (i.e. Rodents, Zebrafish, Medaka Fish and Xenopus Frogs).

What we will trust you with

  • Oversee the health and wellbeing of animals within the BioCORE Facilities.
  • Provide expert veterinary and technical support for animal-related experiments.
  • Promote a collaborative environment between animal care staff, investigators, and animal user groups.
  • Assess animal welfare and environmental indicators, recommending improvements as needed.
  • Develop and update protocols for animal welfare and veterinary services.
  • Support Investigators and animal user groups in Animal Ethics Applications and reporting.
  • Represent the Institute at monthly Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) meetings.
  • Investigate and manage adverse incidents, reporting to the AEC.
  • Inspect animal facilities regularly to ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards.
  • Train research users and BioCORE staff to meet animal welfare requirements.
  • Stay current with scientific literature and industry developments.
  • Provide consultation over phone, video call, or in person in the event of animal welfare emergencies outside of regular work hours.​

Does this sound like you?

Essential

  • Degree in Veterinary Science, eligible for registration in NSW.
  • Demonstrated veterinary experience.
  • Experience overseeing the welfare of a range of animal species used in research, including mice, rats, fish, and amphibians.
  • Proficiency in animal surgical and non-surgical techniques, diagnosis, treatment, anaesthesia, and euthanasia.
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting the NSW Animal Research Act and the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.
  • Understanding of OGTR Physical Containment level 2 (PC2) and BC2 Approved Arrangements (AA) requirements.
  • Experience in a compliance or regulatory role.
  • Familiarity with animal research models and best practices.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training to scientific and professional research staff.
  • Strong commitment to animal welfare.

Desirable

  • Availability for emergency callouts

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (the Institute) is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Institute was established in 1994 and has grown to a team of more than 200 researchers from around the globe, working across five divisions.

A global centre-of-excellence, it integrates Cardiac Physiology and Transplantation, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology, as well as Vascular Biology. At the Institute, we translate our discoveries into new diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease - reducing the incidence, severity, and impact of heart disease. ​

What you will be proud of

Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What we offer

  • Salary packaging/sacrificing (up to $15,900 per annum plus $2,650 for meals and entertainment)
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities​

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

Apply now

Research Assistant - Vascular Epigenetics

Start date: 27 May

Research Assistant – Vascular Epigenetics

Full-time, 2-year fixed-term contract.

Onsite. Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Head, Vascular Epigenetics​

The role

As Research Assistant in the Vascular Epigenetics Laboratory, headed by Dr Renjing Liu, you will play a crucial role in contributing to studies that will uncover the fundamental processes involved in vascular disease development.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to significant scientific discoveries and work alongside leading experts in the field.​

About you

You are a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual with a strong passion for research, holding a Bachelor's degree in Science (Honours) with at least one year of lab experience.

You are capable of performing independent work and thrive in an environment that values professional development through high standards and constructive feedback.

Innovation, collaboration, and a passion to advance research drive the success of the Vascular Epigenetics team. The team fosters a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment, valuing camaraderie and inclusivity.

If you are a positive individual looking to contribute to our team culture, and are motivated to develop your scientific skills further, we encourage you to apply.​

What we will trust you with

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and execution of research studies related to vascular diseases (including literature reviews, data collection, and analysis).
  • Conduct laboratory experiments, maintaining records and ensuring adherence to protocols.
  • Assist with animal surgeries, perform injections, and pre and post-op monitoring.
  • Tissue harvesting and preparation for downstream uses, including histology, RNA, and protein analysis.
  • Manage and organise research data for analysis.
  • Collaborate with fellow researchers and team members from other labs, contributing to the preparation of research reports, presentations, and publications.
  • Keep up to date with industry developments and techniques, continuously enhancing your knowledge and skills.

Special requirements

  • Some out of hours work may be required.​

Does this sound like you?

Essential

  • Bachelor of Science (Cellular/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related field). An Honours or Master's degree is preferred.
  • Some previous laboratory/wet bench experience.
  • Demonstrated experience quickly adapting to change and acquiring new skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a collaborative team and to communicate with a diverse range of people.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Committed to undertaking continued professional development.

Desirable

  • Animal and cell culture experience.
  • Previous experience with using transgenic mouse models for studies, particularly knowledge and experience using the Cre/loxP system.
  • Experience with i.p., i.v., and s.c., injections.
  • Experience with tissue harvesting.​

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (the Institute) is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Institute was established in 1994 and has grown to a team of more than 200 researchers from around the globe, working across five divisions.

A global centre-of-excellence, it integrates Cardiac Physiology and Transplantation, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology, as well as Vascular Biology. At the Institute, we translate our discoveries into new diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease - reducing the incidence, severity, and impact of heart disease. ​

What you will be proud of

Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What we offer

  • Salary packaging/sacrificing (up to $15,900 per annum plus $2,650 for meals and entertainment)
  • State of the art facilities
  • A stimulating and work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • The chance to be a part of groundbreaking research that makes a real difference in people's lives​

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

Apply now

Executive Assistant

Start date: 21 May

Executive Assistant

Permanent, full-time

Onsite. Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Operations Manager​


About you

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Executive Assistant will provide high level administrative support to the Executive Office at The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

You are a detail-oriented and highly organised executive assistant with a proven track record providing high-level executive support.

With your excellent communication skills, you are adept at interacting with stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally, where you have demonstrated your ability to manage complex calendars, coordinate travel arrangements, and prepare high-quality documents and presentations.

Overall, you are a proactive problem-solver who can anticipate needs, maintain confidentiality, and is eager to join a collaborative and supportive team who have a passion for making a difference.​


The role

As the Executive Assistant, you will provide essential administrative support to the Executive Office. Collaborating closely with internal and external stakeholders, your role is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative, financial, and business administration services to ensure the smooth functioning of the executives' offices, including board administration and governance committee support.

In particular, the executive assistant will:

  • Provide high level administrative support to executive office.
  • Ensure relationships are built and maintained with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Administration team, as well as the Operations Team to achieve agreed outcomes in line with the Institute's Strategic Plan.

 

What we will trust you with

  • Act as the primary point of contact between the executive office and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Provide secretariat support in meetings and committees, preparing agendas, papers, and taking minutes.
  • Manage and coordinate calendars, scheduling meetings and appointments.
  • Manage email and correspondence, draft letters, prepare reports and presentations.
  • Prepare and organise materials for meetings and conferences.
  • Manage travel and accommodation arrangements.
  • Organise events and conferences, including registrations and venue bookings, assisting the Operations Manager, as required.
  • Assist with other administration tasks and filing as required.

 

Does this sound like you?

  • Diploma in Business Administration, Event Management, or relevant field (desirable).
  • Extensive experience in high-level executive support and protocol.
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven track record in providing executive support to boards and committees.
  • Independent self-starter with impeccable organisational skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/conceptual abilities and high-level written communication skills including writing, proof-reading, and editing.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • High integrity and ability to demonstrate discretion in handling sensitive information.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Experience in medical research or scientific organisations (desirable).

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (the Institute) is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Institute was established in 1994 and has grown to a team of more than 200 researchers from around the globe, working across five divisions.

A global centre-of-excellence, it integrates Cardiac Physiology and Transplantation, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology, as well as Vascular Biology. At the Institute, we translate our discoveries into new diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease - reducing the incidence, severity, and impact of heart disease. ​


What you will be proud of

Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


What we offer

  • Salary packaging/sacrificing (up to $15,900 per annum plus $2,650 for meals and entertainment)
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

Apply now

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years