First listed on: 25 February 2020

Post Doctoral Scientist  

  • 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 Sally Dunwoodie is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant or Post-Doctoral Scientist with extensive expertise in molecular biology and cell biology.

In this role you will join a highly successful multi-disciplinary team that discovers the genetic causes of birth defects through whole genome sequencing.

You will:

  • Establish various high-throughput assays to test the function of gene variants identified in patients with birth defects.
  • Quantify the functional effects of gene variants identified in patients.
  • Advise which gene variants are the best candidates for further analysis in model systems.

You will be working with a team that:

  • Develops mouse models of birth defects using CRISPR technology.
  • Develops patient iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, and phenotypes them using multiple OMICS, robotics and sophisticated imaging and electrophysiology equipment.

About you

Are you an accomplished scientist 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:

  • The following qualifications: BSc +/- MSC +/- PhD.
  • Extensive experience in molecular biology including genetic modification, cell biology, cell culture, immunofluorescence and imaging.
  • Experience with high-throughput techniques, assay development and analysis, CRISPR genome editing and/or human iPSC culture will be advantageous.

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:
     Applications close March 17, 2020.

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