Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI)

Post doctoral scientist

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Sydney, Australia

  • Help the 3.7 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class 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 Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.

Associate Professor Andrew Jabbour is a Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in translational research. His research focuses on the use of non-invasive imaging in cardiomyopathy and heart transplantation as well as ischaemia-reperfusion injury in transplantation.

The role

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to conduct translational research using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital.
Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Working on a clinical scanner at St Vincent’s Hospital and in a small animal imaging facility (CMR/PET) to conduct cardiovascular research.
  • Grant writing and manuscript preparation.
  • Working with physicists and MR technologists, locally and internationally.
  • Collaborating with clinicians with a focus on cardiovascular research.
  • Hands on CMR scanning of research subjects.
  • Conducting and coordinating clinical trials with a focus on CMR, cardiomyopathy and transplantation.

About you

Are you an accomplished scientist with a talent for hands-on experimental work and complex data analysis? Are you looking to advance your career in academic research? Do you have a passion for science and want to work on the most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular research in Australia?
We would like to meet you if you have:

  • A PhD
  • Substantial experience in the clinical CMR environment
  • Exceptional track record of publication in CMR
  • Demonstrated track record in successful grant writing
  • In depth understanding of CMR physics (preferably a background in MR Physics)
  • Willingness to work in conjunction with staff from UNSW in a small animal scanning facility (MR/PET)
  • Track record of clinical trial experience

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.

Passion • Courage • Integrity • Curiosity • Teamwork • Respect

How to Apply

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Closing Date
Applications will remain open until a successful candidate is found


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Post doctoral scientist