First listed on: 15 May 2023

Research and Development Manager 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up until 30/07/2025
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 1
Remuneration: $78 079 - $105 030 full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week38
Requisition ID: REQ400004

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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What you'll be doing
The primary purpose of a Senior Research Officer is to perform high level research, provide significant intellectual contribution to research project/s and produce high quality research data for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The position also requires contribution to written preparation of manuscripts and funding applications.       
All day to day activities require the co-supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, perhaps as associate supervisor.

  1. Relevant doctoral, previous research work experience and/ or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution with a focus on antibody-mediated neurological disorders (specifically MOG and AQP4 antibody-associated demyelination) in an internationally reputed centre in this field.
  2. Extensive experience in research output, published work, presentations at conferences and seminars, demonstrating intellectual input into the conception and direction of original research and increasing independent implementation of a research project in neuroimmunology.
  3. Track record of demonstrated research output in peer-reviewed journals with a focus on neuroimmunology.
  4. Establish a local profile within area of intellectual and/or technical expertise, with emerging national and international exposure.
  5. Significant experience in co-supervision, training and guidance of junior research support staff, and/or, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  6. Demonstrated capacity to prepare and/or contribute to successful research proposals to external funding bodies and other agencies.
  7. Expertise in the following skills: transfection, cell based assays, flow cytometry, microscopy, cloning and PCR, patch clamp, immunocytochemistry, assay development, Western blotting, CRISPR, lentiviral transduction, complement assays and ELISAs.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

Please refer to the Application Guide and NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases for vaccination requirements.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course (2 doses) of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, as this is a Category A position, workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description and Statement of Duties
2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Leigh Waddell on

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander wishing to apply for this role and want to speak with an Aboriginal person/representative from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network please contact Wayne Dargan on 0486012545.

For technical support please contact the customer services team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 9/06/2023

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