Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Research Assistant (CSCB)

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Cancer and Stem Cell Biology (CSCB)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

Do you have a passion for research? Do you want to be part of a purpose-driven organisation? Do you have a passion to help us beat the devastating disease that is cancer and help save children’s lives?

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it, and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive in, with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

In this role, you will contribute to the understanding of molecular regulation of leukemic stem cell development using techniques in cell-based assays, molecular biology, gene editing, next-generation sequencing, RNA/protein-protein interactions, immunofluorescence and animal models of cancer, and will apply these techniques to existing research projects for the development of effective cancer therapies.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and conduct research independently and also as a member of a team
  • Produce reproducible, high quality data contributing to publications
  • Achieve an outstanding level of competence in all aspects of experimental work
  • Manage and maintain experimental animals as required by ethics approvals
  • Manage laboratory orders and inventories
  • Participation in weekend and public holiday work where it is required
  • Present research data at conferences, seminars and lab meetings
  • Trains, supervises and guides new staff and students on a day to day basis
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines (including OGTR and ethics) and Institute policies

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Honours or Masters in a relevant scientific or medical field
  • 1-3 years’ research experience
  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct experiments independently or with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to generate reproducible, high quality research results
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new techniques and use the latest technologies in research projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to conducting experiments involving animals & GMO’s under strict ethical and regulatory guidelines
  • Demonstrated commitment to OGTR and other regulatory requirements
  • Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and respect for others

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace. You'll be rewarded with a professional and flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.