First listed on: 12 March 2019

Research Assistant - iPSC Facility 

  • Help the 3.7 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • Located in Darlinghurst, close to public transport
  • World class research institute

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world.

In 2016, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute established the Victor Chang Innovation Centre comprised of seven cutting-edge facilities, with a focus on Stem Cells and Regeneration, Cardiogenomics and Gene Editing, Cardiac Imaging, Arrhythmias, Transplantation and Devices, and Metabolomics.

The new centre will attract world-class researchers and drive transformative research. It will allow scientists to access cutting-edge technologies and will foster collaborations with clinical researchers and technological experts, all with a shared vision – to reduce the incidence, severity and impact of heart disease.

The role

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Research Assistant to work within the iPSC cell culture facility of the Victor Chang Innovation Centre. In this role you will be involved in generation and maintenance of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) and their differentiation to heart cells, utilizing our state-of the art robotics platform. Your strong background in mammalian tissue culture and other relevant disciples will enable you to use this expertise to develop new methods/applications to suit our workflow requirements. 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Generation of human iPSC and their maintenance
  • QC validation of iPSC lines and differentiation into cardiac lineages
  • Method development for robotic platform
  • Equipment maintenance, generation of SOPs and SWPs
  • Interaction with multiple internal and external users

About you

Are you an accomplished researcher with a talent for hands-on experimental work and complex data analysis? Are you looking to advance your career in academic research but prefer the lab bench to the office desk? Do you have a passion for science and want to work on the most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular research in Australia?

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Life Sciences
  • Demonstrated technical training in mammalian cell culture,
  • Experience in hESC or iPSC would be advantageous
  • Hands-on experience of hESC/hiPSC differentiation.

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging
  • Bonus superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment

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 & help make a difference.

How to apply:
  • For further information about the role, please visit our website -
  • To apply please send a cover letter, your CV and details of three referees to or click on Apply Now.

Closing date:
Monday 15 April 2019

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