First listed on: 14 January 2020

Scientific Services Coordinator

  • 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

The Scientific Services Coordinator provides quality services to support the scientific activities of the Institute and enable both scientists and other support staff to efficiently undertake their research work.  

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating general lab management, scientific equipment maintenance and scientific services including media prep, glass washing, chemical disposal and cryogenic stores
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and agencies (eg AQIS, OGTR, EPA)
  • Working closely with WHS and Facilities management to ensure safe and compliant lab set up, processes and procedures
  • Managing contractors and external stakeholder relationships
  • Influencing strategy and engaging key decision makers to insure effective scientific services policies, procedures, systems and services are in place
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with people at all levels of the organisation
  • Induction of new staff and ongoing training of scientific staff

About you

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • Relevant qualifications (Bachelor Degree or higher) in Science or a related field
  • Experience working in a Laboratory environment including molecular biology, tissue culture and use of radioisotopes
  • Detailed understanding of laboratory management issues and processes with excellent record keeping skills
  • Strong knowledge of OGTR regulatory requirements for PC2 lab, EPA, AQIS, Dept of Primary Industries and Biosecurity Australia compliance requirements and relevant Australian Standards and other statutory codes relevant to laboratories
  • Sound knowledge of WHS and other relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice
  • Experience in budgeting, planning and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage change and to be the principal change agent
  • Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to develop practical solutions

What we offer:

  • Part time or full time employment
  • Salary packaging
  • 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.

Applications close on 9 February 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 9 February 2020.

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