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Postdoctoral Scientist - Regulatory Systems Lab

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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 Regulatory Systems Laboratory, headed by Dr Emily Wong, is seeking a driven and highly motivated experimental Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Institute.

You will be part of a highly collaborative group whose primary objective is to understand gene regulatory control, through the context of evolution, development and regeneration, using comparative methods, novel technologies and animal models. The Regulatory Systems Laboratory uses cutting edge molecular technology with capability in computational and experimental methods.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to study the genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning enhancer function using high throughput molecular methods. You will receive support from a collaborative inter-disciplinary team of scientists in systems biology and bioinformatics.

Does this sound like you?

PhD in genetics/genomics, molecular biology, or a related discipline.
Excellent molecular biology skills.
Strong interest and experience in gene regulation & genome biology.
Preferable experience in multi-omics data and experience with R/scripting.
Excellent written communication skills and the ability to communicate and interpret results.
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 (salary range $85,935 - $93,075 depending on experience) & superannuation + Salary packaging options
Paid parental leave
Learning and development opportunities
Come and work with us & help make a difference.

To apply please send a cover letter, your CV and details of three referees.

Applications close on 8 June 2022.