Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI)

Postdoctoral Scientist

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI)

Sydney, Australia

Postdoctoral Scientist
• World class research institute
• International and interdisciplinary
• Based in Sydney, Australia

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 through innovative fundamental and applied research.

The role
We are seeking a driven and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Regulatory Systems Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. We are a new research group led by Faculty member Emily Wong. Our main goal is to understand gene regulatory control, through the context of evolution, development and regeneration, using comparative methods, novel technologies and animal models. We are largely computational, but we also go beyond the dry lab to generate molecular data to address fundamental biology questions using zebrafish as a model.
In this role you will have the opportunity to study the genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning differences in regenerative capacity. The successful candidate may also develop new methods to understand genetic systems and regulatory variation using high-throughput data.
You will receive support from a collaborative inter-disciplinary team of scientists in systems biology, genetics and regeneration.

About you
You should have:
•PhD in genetics/genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics or a relevant quantitative field
•Experience in R, or similar, and a scripting language such as Python
•Strong interest and experience in genome biology
•Experience in using statistical methods
•Experience in working with large datasets and leading projects
•Good written communication skills
You may have:
•Experience in molecular evolution/comparative genomics
•Experience in analysing –omics data
•Basic wet lab experience, such as molecular biology

What we offer:
•Competitive salary
•Bonus superannuation
•State of the art facilities
•Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge research
•Collegial 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.

*How to Apply: *
•For further information about the role, please visit our website –
•If you would like to apply for this role, please send your cover letter, resume and contact
details for three referees to

*Closing date: *31 January 2020


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Postdoctoral Scientist