First listed on: 05 July 2021

Postdoctoral Scientists and Research Assistants

  • 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 roles

We are seeking enthusiastic research assistants and postdoctoral scientists to join a collaborative initiative in cardiovascular disease genomics between the Inherited Heart Diseases Laboratory led by Professor Diane Fatkin and the Computational Genomics Laboratory, led by Associate Professor Eleni Giannoulatou.

The successful candidates will be involved in the analysis of high-throughput genomics datasets of cardiovascular disease patients.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Development and application of quantitative methods on large genomic datasets
  • Visualisation and interpretation of genomic data.
  • Curation of patients’ genetic variation using information from databases and the literature
  • Assessing evidence for genes involved in cardiovascular disease.

The successful candidates will be working within a team in a collaborative manner to aid the genetic diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.

The position is part-time funded for 1 year, with the potential for extension

About you

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics, or in Life Sciences/Genetics (For the postdoctoral positions)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Engineering or Statistics (For the research assistant positions)
  • Strong up-to-date background in bioinformatics and its applications to genetics and next-generation sequencing
  • Experience with a scripting language, a statistical programming language and high-performance or cloud computing.
  • In-depth understanding of and experience in genetic variation and genomics
  • Experience with genetic variation databases and next-generation sequencing data interpretation.

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:
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If you would like to apply for this role, please send your cover letter, resume and contact details for three referees to
Closing date:
   Applications close on 30th of July 2021.

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