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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

Research Assistant - Regulatory Systems

Start date: 23 Feb

Research Assistant – Regulatory Systems

2-year contract, full-time

Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Head, Regulatory Systems Lab​

The role

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join our Regulatory Systems Lab. The successful candidate will contribute to various research projects by designing and conducting experiments, analysing data, and assisting with lab management tasks. This role offers the opportunity to work at the forefront of molecular biology and data science in a dynamic research environment.


What we will trust you with

  • Design and conduct computational and wet lab experiments independently.
  • Assist colleagues and students with experimental work.
  • Analyse experimental data using statistical approaches.
  • Present research findings and contribute to scientific publications.
  • Train new staff and students in laboratory techniques.
  • Maintain lab inventory and oversee reagent ordering.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and safety protocols.
  • Organise and coordinate lab meetings.

Does this sound like you?

  • Undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Data Science.
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R, Unix, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g., qPCR, cloning, Western blotting).
  • Familiarity with transgenic studies in animals and comparative genetics bioinformatics.
  • Strong communication and data analysis skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of gene regulation and health and safety protocols.

Desirable skills

  • Experience or interest in evolutionary biology and epigenetics.
  • Previous experience with zebrafish.
  • Publication in a peer-reviewed journal.​

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

Clinical Data Coordinator

Start date: 21 Feb

Clinical Data Coordinator

6-month contract, part-time (22.6 hours)

Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Head, Heart Valve Disease and Artificial Intelligence

The role

As a Clinical Data Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and completeness of core data collection within our Heart Valve Disease & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Reporting to the Head of the Laboratory, you will work closely with research collaborators nationwide to maintain accurate data and facilitate multi-centre data collation.

What we will trust you with

Multicentre collaboration

  • Coordinate multi-centre research logistics and data centralisation.
  • Obtain ethics approvals across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Ensure project management milestones are met.
  • Maintain accurate databases and networks for data collection.

Does this sound like you?

  • Previous and relevant experience in a clinical research environment as a coordinator
  • Proficiency in multicentre collaborative projects and obtaining ethics approvals.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of patient/clinical confidentiality protocols.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team.

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

Early applications are encouraged, we are reviewing and conducting interviews on a rolling basis upon receiving applications.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

Apply now

Heart Health Check Lead

Start date: 5 Feb

Heart Health Check Lead

Casual role

Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Heart Health Check Manager

Are you passionate about making a difference in cardiovascular health? Here's your chance to be part of an impactful team. Due to a significant uptick in interest from our clients and partner organisations during the month of March 2024, we're set to host a series of events aimed at promoting heart health across New South Wales. To meet the increasing demand, we are actively recruiting three additional Heart Health Check Leads to join our team based in Sydney, New South Wales.

The role

The Heart Health Check Lead will be responsible for performing mobile heart health checks at our partnered events, engaging with members of the public to perform health assessments. In particular, the Heart Health Check Lead will:

  • ​Act as a concierge: setting up station, greeting participants and assisting them with filling out the required forms, answering participant questions.
  • Measuring blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels.
  • Provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of their heart health, discreetly offering guidance on lifestyle modifications to minimise cardiovascular risks.

This is a casual role, around 10-38 hours a week for the month of March, 2024, with a possibility to continue into an ongoing casual contract. Weekend availability is essential.

About you

As the face of our world-renowned Institute, we are seeking a candidate who thrives in engaging and fostering positive interactions with diverse members of the public. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with exceptional interpersonal skills, capable of representing our values and mission with enthusiasm and professionalism.

If you are passionate about heart health/public health, making a positive impact, and building connections, we look forward to receiving your application.

Does this sound like you?

Essential

  • Highly motivated and very reliable
  • Capable of working and troubleshooting issues independently
  • Friendly and approachable with excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility with the days, times, and hours per week you are available to work.

Desirable

  • Experience with measuring blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol along with a good understanding of healthy lifestyle factors and heart health.
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or a similar qualification.

Special Requirements

  • Current unrestricted NSW driver's licence.

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

Early applications are encouraged, we are reviewing and conducting interviews on a rolling basis upon receiving applications.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

Apply now

Accountant

Start date: 2 Feb

Accountant

Permanent, full-time

Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Finance Manager

The role

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Accountant will play a pivotal role in maintaining the financial integrity of the Institute. This hands-on position involves meticulous data input, month-end and year-end processes, and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will contribute to decision-making processes, accurate budgeting, forecasting, and business case development.

The Accountant provides critical support to the Finance Manager and the CFO, ensuring that the financial information for the Institute is captured and recorded accurately in a timely manner. In particular, the accountant will: 

  • Have oversight of the day-to-day finance function. Support delivery of high quality and timely financial reporting, budgeting, financial planning, financial data analysis and accounting advice to research and professional services staff to support and enable optimal decision making;
  • Support the Finance Manager and Chief Financial Officer in ensuring that all financial compliance, regulatory, legal and reporting requirements for the Institute are fully satisfied; and
  • Work with the Finance Manager and Chief Financial Officer in ensuring that the finance business partnering function is highly valued as a strategic partner to the Institute and retains an ongoing focus on quality, innovation and continuous improvement.

What we will trust you with

Financial management

  • Oversee daily, monthly, and annual processes, including general ledger activities, payables support, receivables, bank reconciliations, fixed assets registers, depreciation schedules, cash flow management, and preparation of various returns.
  • Collaborate on month-end journals, investment reconciliation, foreign exchange updates, and business central user maintenance.
  • Support Finance Manager and CFO in financial compliance, regulatory adherence, and reporting requirements.
  • Provide high-quality financial reporting, budgeting, data analysis, and accounting advice to internal stakeholders.

Grants administration

  • Collaborate with the Grants Department to maintain consistency between Grants Management System and Finance System.
  • Invoice funding bodies, ensuring timely and accurate processing.
  • Maintain precise financial information on grants, liaising with relevant departments.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the financial aspects of grants funding agreements.

Does this sound like you?

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • CPA/CA qualification preferred.
  • Proven experience in financial management and accounting.
  • Sound understanding of accounting and finance regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Experience using Microsoft Business Central or Jet Reports is highly regarded.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative, effective and outcomes-based working relationships with diverse teams and individuals.
  • Familiarity with grants administration and compliance.
  • Previous experience working with a Not-For-Profit organisation (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