First listed on: 12 June 2018

Computer Scientist 

  • Help the 3.7 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class research institute
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About Us

From the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang, the Institute’s team has rapidly pioneered research with a shared and life changing vision – to reduce the incidence, severity and impact of heart disease, still the leading cause of death and disability in our society.

The Role

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant or Post-doctoral Scientist to join the Computational Cardiology group at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

In this position, you will use computational models of cardiac electrophysiology to evaluate the mechanism of disease in both inherited and drug-induced arrhythmias.

You will join a dynamic team of scientists working on the molecular basis of abnormal heart rhythms using state-of-the-art electrophysiology and computational techniques.

This is a full-time appointment for up to three years with the possibility of renewal subject to funding.

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.

About You

Skills Required 

  • Doctoral degree or relevant experience in computational biology, biomedical engineering systems biology, biophysics or related field.
  • Experience in simulation of biological processes, and programming in Matlab and C++ are essential experience with CUDA is desirable.
  • Experience with highly parallel problems and developing in high performance computing environments is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of pharmacology and cardiac electrophysiology useful.
  • Excellent oral and written communication an ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team. 

For more details on our teams visit our website -

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging
  • Bonus superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
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, resume and contact details for three referees to
Closing date:
Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found

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