First listed on: 09 December 2019

Transgenic Technologist 

  • Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class research institute
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.

The Institute maintains facilities for genetically modified rodents, where a high quality of animal care is coupled with excellent support services for research.

The role

As Transgenic Technologist you will work as part of a skilled and dedicated team who provide support for research into cardiovascular disease.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate a cryopreservation programme to archive and distribute genetically modified mouse lines
  • Contribute to the health integrity programme of the facility through rederivation of mouse lines
  • Develop new services and technologies as required by research needs

About you

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • Qualifications in applied science or related field
  • Skills in early mouse embryo handling and cryopreservation
  • Experience in mouse in-vitro fertilization and sperm cryopreservation
  • Proven expertise in surgical techniques in laboratory mice, such as embryo transfers and vasectomy
  • Experience in rodent animal husbandry and colony management in a research setting

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge research
  • Collegial 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.

Please send your cover letter, CV and details of three referees to

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

How to apply:
  • For further information about the role, please visit our website -
  • If you would like to apply for this role, please send your cover letter and resume to
Closing date:
  Applications open until filled.

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