First listed on: 22 March 2019

Manager - Micro Imaging Facility 

  • World class research institute
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world.

In 2016, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute established the Victor Chang Innovation Centre comprised of seven cutting-edge facilities, with a focus on Stem Cells and Regeneration, Cardiogenomics and Gene Editing, Cardiac Imaging, Arrhythmias, Transplantation and Devices, and Metabolomics.

The new centre will attract world-class researchers and drive transformative research. It will allow scientists to access cutting-edge technologies and will foster collaborations with clinical researchers and technological experts, all with a shared vision – to reduce the incidence, severity and impact of heart disease.

The role

As manager of the Micro Imaging Research Facility, you will work on a range of projects with researchers from across the spectrum of the NSW cardiovascular community. You will have primary responsibility for the operation of a lightsheet microscope, OPT and confocal microscopes, microCT, and Opera Phenix plate-based imager, ensuring optimal experimental design, data acquisition and data processing.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Operation of equipment including lightsheet microscope, OPT and confocal microscopes, microCT, Opera Phenix
  • Provision of analytical expertise and data management
  • Methods development and data analysis including automated image analysis
  • Experimental design tailored to specific biological questions
  • Training of staff and/or students in data acquisition and analysis
  • Facility administration including equipment maintenance, devising SOPs, promoting the facility, etc.
  • Managing use, costings and charging

About you

You will have a strong back ground in microscopy and imaging or other relevant disciplines, and an ability to use this expertise to develop new applications of our suite of cutting-edge technology to extend the capabilities of the Micro Imaging Research Facility.

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • Education at BSc or higher in molecular-cell biology and embryology, or equivalent disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in biological imaging
  • Demonstrated experience in fluorescence microscopy
  • Demonstrated experience in image analysis and method development

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 on 1 May 2019

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