First listed on: 10 December 2019

Research Assistant 

  • 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 role

Professor Robert M. Graham, Executive Director of the VCCRI and Head, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics Division, is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant with expertise in cell and molecular biology, and animal models of heart disease.

In this role you will join an enthusiastic team investigating cardiac regeneration after injury.

You will be involved in day-to-day studies that require animal microsurgical skills, heart perfusion by Langendorff to isolate cardiac cells as well as imaging by confocal microscopy after immunostaining of tissue and cell samples. You will also assist in the preparation of DNA from cells for genome studies.

You will be working within a larger group evaluating aspects of cardiac and vascular biology at the cellular and molecular level.

About you

Are you an accomplished scientist with a talent for hands-on experimental work and data analysis? Are you looking to advance your career in academic research and 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 BSc ± Hons, a MSc or equivalent;
  • prior in-depth experience in cardiac perfusions and associated techniques, particularly microsurgical skills;
  • experience in imaging by confocal microscopy following immunostaining of tissues and/or cells.

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

Applications close on 10 January 2020.

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 close on 10 January 2020.

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