First listed on: 02 April 2019

Metabolomics Research Scientist  

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

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 Institute established a Cardiovascular Research Innovation Centre, comprised of seven cutting-edge facilities, with a focus on Stem Cells and Regeneration, Cardiogenomics and Gene Editing, Cardiac Imaging, 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

The Metabolomics Research Scientist is an important part of our new Metabolomics Research Facility.

In this role you will, ensure the effective and timely operation of analytical equipment and instrumentation within the Laboratory; enable the training of new users and engage with and facilitate their research. This position reports to the Head – Metabolomics (A/Prof Mark Hodson).

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the metabolomics research facility
  • Quantitative analysis of various metabolite and lipid classes by UHPLC-MS/MS, and qualitative analysis by UHPLC-Q-ToF-MS
  • Provision of metabolomics, lipidomics and analytical expertise to NSW cardiovascular researchers
  • Training of staff and/or postgraduate students in metabolomics and analytical methods
  • Laboratory management, including organising maintenance under current service contracts, ordering of chemicals, consumables, etc.
  • Directing and/or performing method development/ improvement/validation
  • Compiling and devising SOPs and methodological workflows

About you

We would like to meet you if you meet the following selection criteria: 


  • BSc in the field of analytical (bio)chemistry and a minimum of five years’ relevant experience
  • A solid understanding and demonstrated knowledge and experience of metabolomics techniques for the analysis of biological samples
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of biochemical/metabolite analysis and routine analysis with LC-MS/MS systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of metabolomic method development and validation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of chromatographic and mass spectrometric principles, technologies and system maintenance
  • Demonstrated experience in operating in a dynamic and diverse workplace and the ability to provide advice and training in the analytical aspects of metabolomics analysis
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different disciplines, with highly developed interpersonal skills
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • An ability to work in an efficient and well-organised manner under pressure
  • Reliability, flexibility, adaptability and success in multi-tasking
  • An ability to manage and organise staff/students and analytical instrument resources.


  • MSc/PhD in the field of analytical (bio)chemistry or equivalent
  • Laboratory management experience
  • Biological/medical research experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of discovery analysis with LC-MS systems (e.g. Q-TOF)
  • Experience with the generation and statistical analysis of ‘omics’ data
  • Proven ability to undertake scientific research in metabolomics, lipidomics or analytical chemistry as demonstrated by research track record (relative to opportunity) and evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals

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 30 April 2019

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