Help the 3.7 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
Inner city location close to public transport
World class research institute
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 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.
Compiling and devising SOPs and methodological workflows
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:
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 - www.victorchang.edu.au