First listed on: 25 November 2019

Postdoctoral Scientist 

  • Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class research institute
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease through innovative fundamental and applied research.

The role

We are seeking a driven and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Regulatory Systems Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. We are a new research group led by Faculty member Emily Wong. Our main goal is to understand gene regulatory control, through the context of evolution, development and regeneration, using comparative methods, novel technologies and animal models. We are largely computational, but we also go beyond the dry lab to generate molecular data to address fundamental biology questions using zebrafish as a model.

In this role you will have the opportunity to study the genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning differences in regenerative capacity. The successful candidate may also develop new methods to understand genetic systems and regulatory variation using high-throughput data.

You will receive support from a collaborative inter-disciplinary team of scientists in systems biology, genetics and regeneration.

About you

You should have:

  • PhD in genetics/genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics or a relevant quantitative field
  • Experience in R, or similar, and a scripting language such as Python
  • Strong interest and experience in genome biology
  • Experience in using statistical methods
  • Experience in working with large datasets and leading projects
  • Good written communication skills

You may have:

  • Experience in molecular evolution/comparative genomics
  • Experience in analysing –omics data
  • Basic wet lab experience, such as molecular biology

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge research
  • Collegial 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.

Please send your cover letter, CV and details of three referees to Applications close on 31 January 2020.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

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 and resume to
Closing date:
Applications close on 31 January 2020.

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