24 Jun
Research Assistant - Vascular Epigenetics Laboratory

Your next career opportunity

The Vascular Epigenetics Laboratory headed by Dr Renjing Liu has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Assistant with a cell and molecular biology background.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to studies that will uncover the fundamental processes involved in vascular disease development. In this role, you will prepare proteins and RNA from cells and tissues, perform gene manipulation experiments in vitro and in vivo. You will both perform and assist other researchers in the lab with animal surgery and monitoring. You will also be responsible for collection of clinical samples for downstream analysis such as histology/microscopy and protein/RNA analysis and perform data analyses. You will have access to the state-of-the-art equipment through Victor Chang’s Innovation Center for high throughput phenotypic and drug screens. You will also have access to core facilities housing light sheet microscopy and microCT.

This is a great opportunity for individuals who aim to complete a PhD in the near future with exposure to a wide range of skills.

The position is fully funded for 2 years, with the possibility of extensions.

Does this sound like you?

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • BSC Honours/Masters in cellular and/or molecular biology or equivalent.
  • Candidates who have experience with transgenic mouse models are encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and is capable of some independent work.
  • Excellent organisation skills and note keeping.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the ability to liaise with a diverse range of people

What you will be proud of

Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What we offer:

  • A collaborative, innovative and supportive culture
  • State of the art research equipment
  • Salary packaging
  • Bonus superannuation
  • Paid parental leave
  • Learning and development opportunities

Come and work with us & help make a difference.​

Applicants must include a cover letter, CV and list of referees.

We look forward to hearing from you.​