First listed on: 03 June 2020

Postdoctoral Scientist 

  • Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class medical 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.

The role

Professor Sally Dunwoodie is seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Scientist with extensive expertise in molecular biology and cell biology.

In this role you will join a highly successful multi-disciplinary team that discovers the genetic causes of birth defects through whole genome sequencing.

You will:

  • Establish various high-throughput assays to test the function of gene variants identified in patients with birth defects.
  • Quantify the functional effects of gene variants identified in patients.
  • Advise which gene variants are the best candidates for further analysis in model systems.

You will be working with a team that:

  • Develops mouse models of birth defects using CRISPR technology.
  • Develops patient iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, and phenotypes them using multiple OMICS, robotics and sophisticated imaging and electrophysiology equipment.

Essential Selection Criteria - to be addressed in application:

  • Extensive experience in some or all of the following: molecular biology including genetic modification, cell biology, cell culture, immunofluorescence and imaging, ELISA assays
  • Demonstrated expertise in microscopy, especially high throughput microscopy and image analysis
  • Demonstrated expertise in high-throughput techniques, assay development and analysis
  • Demonstrated expertise in management skills needed to direct a high throughput research project, including the management of staff, time and resources
  • Demonstrated high-level writing and communication skills
  • Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency

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:
To apply please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your CV and details of three referees to
Closing date:
Monday June 22 2020

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