Research Officer, Eye Genetic Therapies - Children's Medical Research Institute - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 23 November 2021

Research Officer, Eye Genetic Therapies

  • Make an important contribution to the health of children through medical research
  • Work with one of Australia’s most respected national and independent medical research institutes
  • Located in Westmead, one of Sydney’s and Australia’s major biomedical research hubs  

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia’s first dedicated paediatric research facility and is now one of the nation’s most highly regarded independent medical research centres. CMRI’s research programs are supported by state of the art facilities and committed research and support staff. Our research focuses on the areas of birth defects, cancer, neuroscience, ocular diseases and gene therapy and we have a strong international reputation based on our research outcomes. Our achievements are made possible by a loyal network of community supporters, highly engaged donors and the very successful Jeans for Genes® fundraising campaign.

Professor Robyn Jamieson, Head of the Eye Genetics Research Unit at the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist wishing to pursue a career in novel genetic ocular therapy and functional genomics research. The research will focus on investigation of disease mechanisms and novel therapies for genetic ocular diseases, especially of the retina. Genetic variants and candidate therapies will be investigated using human induced pluripotent stem cell and other model systems. CMRI is a leader in functional genomics and therapy research in Australia with several state-of-the-art facilities including those dedicated to: Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells; Vector and Genome Engineering; Bioinformatics; Advanced Image Analysis; Murine Retinal Analysis; and Biomedical Proteomics.

Applicants must hold a PhD in molecular, cellular or developmental biology, and additional experience in these fields will be an advantage. Experience in genome engineering and stem cell biology would be extremely valuable. Experience in advanced microscopy and image analysis would be desirable. Experience in biochemical assay development would be valuable. Expertise in bioinformatics and human genetics would be an advantage.

The successful candidate must be organized with data collection, meeting presentations and composition of study publications. They must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will be working in a creative, team environment demanding team-orientated execution of time-dependent experiments.

The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive remuneration package in accordance with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include the provision of a Public Benevolent Institution salary packaging scheme and participation in an employer-contributed superannuation fund.

Applications should include a cover letter (citing PV2151), curriculum vitae and contact details (phone/email) of three professional referees and be forwarded to 

Closing date for applications is 9th December. We will interview suitable candidates as applications are received.

Please direct enquiries regarding the position to Prof Robyn Jamieson, Head, Eye Genetics Research Unit,, 02 96872800