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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.

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.

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 March 2018

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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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RESEARCH SCIENTIST - CELL PHENOTYPING

Cell Phenotyping Research Facility

Become a key part of our new cell phenotyping research facility.

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This Role

The role is a key part of our new cell phenotyping research facility. You will work on a diverse range of projects from internal and external collaborators, ensure the effective and timely operation of equipment and instrumentation within the Laboratory, enable training of new users and engage with and facilitate their research. This position reports to the Head – iPSC facility (Dr Ashish Mehta).

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operation of high throughput cell phenotyping platforms:
  • Nanion Syncropatch PE384
  • Vala Sciences IC-200 Kinetic Imaging Cytometer
  • Axion Maestro Apex automated MEA platform
  • Perkin Elmer Opera Phenix HCA system
  • Agilent Seahorse XFe96
  • Hamilton STAR robotic tissue culture
  • Directing and/or performing method development/ improvement/validation
  • Provision of analytical expertise to NSW cardiovascular researchers
  • Training of staff and/or postgraduate students in analytical methods
  • Provision of backup expertise for tissue culture robots
  • Facility administration including organising maintenance under current service contracts, ordering of chemicals, consumables, etc.
  • Compiling and devising SOPs and methodological workflows

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

Essential

  • PhD in cell biology / physiology
  • Experience in cellular electrophysiology methods
  • Experience with calcium imaging
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of method development and validation
  • Experience with handling and analysing large data sets
  • 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 sophisticated instrument resources

Preferred

  • Experience with high throughput assay development
  • Experience with use of robotic liquid handling systems
  • Laboratory management experience

 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.

 Application

All applications must consist of the following documents:

 1.       Covering Letter

  • 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.

Please send applications to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply now.

Applications close on 31 January 2018.

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COMPUTER SCIENTIST 

Computational Cardiology Group

Opportunity for a Research Assistant or Post-doctoral Scientist to join the Computational Cardiology group at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

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This Role

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant or Post-doctoral Scientist to join the Computational Cardiology group at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

In this position, you will use computational models of cardiac electrophysiology to evaluate the mechanism of disease in both inherited and drug-induced arrhythmias.

You will join a dynamic team of scientists working on the molecular basis of abnormal heart rhythms using state-of-the-art electrophysiology and computational techniques.

This is a full-time appointment for up to three years with the possibility of renewal subject to funding.

Skills Required 

  • Doctoral degree or relevant experience in computational biology, biomedical engineering systems biology, biophysics or related field.
  • Experience in simulation of biological processes, and programming in Matlab and C++ are essential experience with CUDA is desirable.
  • Experience with highly parallel problems and developing in high performance computing environments is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of pharmacology and cardiac electrophysiology useful.
  • Excellent oral and written communication an ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team. 

For more details on our teams visit our website - https://www.victorchang.edu.au/heart-research/computational-cardiology

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 close 23rd February 2018.

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SENIOR WINTEL SYSTEMS ENGINEER

IT Department

Excellent opportunity for a generalist IT professional.

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As the Senior Wintel Systems Engineer you will be responsible for maintaining system availability through the maintenance, upgrade and enhancement of the Wintel/Virtual environment.

You will work as part of a small IT team and will need to be flexible and a generalist who can pick things up quickly.

Essential Technical Requirements:

·    Experience in supporting IT infrastructure within a business of up to 600 PC’s

·    Experience and advanced understanding of Microsoft Active Directory and related roles (DNS, DHCP, DFS, CA etc)

·    Experience and advanced understanding of VMWare

·    Experience and advanced understanding of Windows Server and Client products

·    Experience with a range of Microsoft Back Office products (MS SQL Server and MS Exchange)

·    Experience with VEEAM

·    Experience with SOE and Patch management

·    Experience with Scripting and PowerShell skills

Desirable Technical Requirements:

·    Experience with Nutanix or similar hyper converged infrastructure

·    Experience with SCCM

·    Experience with networking

Salary

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

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements of the position and are an Australian citizen or permanent resident please send your application to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Application will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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DONOR CARE COORDINATOR

Fund Development

Join our dynamic fundraising team and help us to make a difference.

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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
  • Assist with the fulfilment and lodgement of direct marketing for key fundraising programs
  • Implement donor care strategies 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
  • Co-ordinate and manage community engagement programs including tours of the Institute

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
  • An experienced telemarketer
  • An excellent communicator who is good at speaking with people and has an excellent phone manner
  • An organised administrator who is good at managing more than one task at the same time
  • Experienced in using Raiser’s Edge or a similar database
  • Eager to learn and develop your skills

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this role please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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

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FUNDRAISING ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Fund Development

Build on your administration experience with exposure to all facets of the fundraising process.

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The Fundraising Administrative Assistant is an important part of our Fund Development team. In this role you will: 

  • Process and receipt all donations to the Institute
  • Data entry and manage donor information in our Raiser’s Edge database
  • Coordinate donor communication associated with Direct Marketing fundraising programs
  • Respond to calls and inquiries from donors and the public

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
  • Are detail oriented with excellent organisational skills
  • Possess strong verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Are experienced in using Raiser’s Edge or a similar database
  • Are eager to learn and develop your skills

 How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this role please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Computational Genomics

We are seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst to join a small and dynamic to help us develop quantitative approaches to identify the genetic causes of heart 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

If you would like to apply for this role please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Applications close on 30 March 2018.

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EVENT MANAGER

Sohn Australia - Hearts & Minds Investment Leaders Conference 

Australia's leading investment conference is seeking an event management professional with experience managing large conferences.

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Event Manager

Sohn Australia – Hearts & Minds Investment Leaders Conference, Australia’s leading investment conference is looking for a creative, outgoing, results-driven, and commercially astute Event Manager who has an interest in funds management and health and wants to play a pivotal role in helping raise millions of dollars for medical research.

The conference provides the audience with valuable investor insights and brings together two world–leading sectors to raise awareness and funds for investment into Australian medical research.

 This Role

As the Event Manager, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of this marquee investor event. In this hands on and largely autonomous role you will be involved in all aspects of the event and will be the central point of contact for all stakeholders (Charities, Speakers, Supporters, Executive Producer, Creative Director, venue, volunteers).

This will include:

  • Developing and executing a project plan and ensuring key dates are met
  • Ensuring all stakeholders are accountable for their responsibilities and are kept regularly informed of upcoming deadlines and progress achieved
  • Developing a speaker list in conjunction with the SHM team
  • Organising and managing the speakers including pre-conference briefing, logistics, background information, presentations and on-screen content
  • Maintaining relationships with current supporters and identifying and developing relationships with new supporters
  • Developing and gaining commitment to supporter tiers and packages
  • Managing the website and ticketing platform
  • Developing invitation content, compiling guest list, distributing invitations and managing registration
  • Managing the post event process and finalisation of the project

In this role you will:

  •  Work independently and be responsible for the event from start to finish
  • Be involved in all the operational aspects of managing an event
  • Work with senior member of the Hearts & Minds organising committee and a wide variety of different stakeholders
  • Learn from counterparts at Sohn Conference Foundation in New York
  • Liaise on media, marketing and advertising for the event
  • Be part of a dynamic and supportive team

 We would like to meet you if you are: 

  • An Event Management professional with at least 5-10 years experience in the management of large conferences
  • A self-motivated individual who can work autonomously
  • An excellent communicator with a demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • An experienced project manager who can manage multiple deadlines and has strong attention to detail
  • Proficient IT skills including intermediate to advanced level in Excel
  • Willing to be flexible to meet the demands of the role

This is a 12 month appointment with the possibility of extension.

Salary will be commensurate with your skills and experience. Attractive salary packaging options are available.

 To apply for this exciting opportunity please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

For further information on Sohn Hearts & Minds – www.sohnheartsandminds.com.au

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