22 Jul
Post-doctoral Scientist - Inherited Heart Disease

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is Australia's home of heart research. Utilising world best technology, the Institute is renowned for the quality of its scientific breakthroughs in its pursuit to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. ​

As a not-for-profit medical research facility in operation for over 27 years, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute has delivered world-class research which has produced many ground-breaking discoveries and helped improve the lives of people worldwide. If you want to take your career to the next level and make a real difference by collaborating with some of the best scientific minds in the medical research sector, look no further.​

Your next career opportunity

The Inherited Heart Disease laboratory, headed by Professor Diane Fatkin, is seeking expressions of interest from a driven and highly motivated experimental Postdoctoral Fellow to join the zebrafish team.

You will be part of a highly collaborative group comprising of cardiologists, genetic counsellors, bioinformaticians, medical scientists and molecular biologists whose primary objective is to investigate the genetic basis of two of the most common types of heart disease: dilated cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to study how genetic changes affect the heart's contraction and rhythm using cutting-edge imaging technology and multi-omics in zebrafish models. A major focus will be on investigating mechanisms of alcohol-induced heart disease. 

Does this sound like you?

  • PhD in biological sciences, medicine, or a related discipline.

  • Strong interest and experience in zebrafish research, in particular genome engineering, imaging and immunohistochemistry/histology. 

  • Excellent molecular biology skills.

  • Preferable experience in assessment of cardiac function in animal models, such as ECG and echocardiography.

  • Excellent data interpretation skills including biostatistics, written and oral communication skills.​

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

  • Competitive salary ($85,935 - $93,075 per annum depending on experience) & superannuation + Salary packaging options​

  • Paid parental leave

  • Learning and development opportunities ​

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