Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Assistant Manager/ Molecular Specialist– ZERO Molecular Profiling Program

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Personalised Medicine (PM)
Supporting Documentation:

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

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.

The Assistant Manager/ Molecular Specialist is responsible for co-ordinating and executing the day-to-day operations of the ACRF Child Cancer Liquid Biopsy Program (ACRF CCLBP), and, for the right incumbent, the Zero Childhood Cancer Molecular Profiling team. They will work closely with the ACRF CCLBP executive team and various stakeholders to execute and deliver on the research objectives of CCLBP.

The role will suit a highly skilled molecular specialist with a friendly and outgoing personality who can work with people openly across all components of an organisation. Critical to the role is a clinically orientated and organised approach with an eye for detail and experience in working across multiple priorities simultaneously. You will establish strong working relationships with key operational and administrative stakeholders, coordinate and organise all aspects of the daily operations, assist with the preparation of reports, and contribute to grant applications. You will play a key role in ensuring the research program runs to schedule and meets respective project milestones within budget.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Laboratory Establishment – development and implementation of ACRF Child Cancer Liquid Biopsy Program (ACRF CCLBP)
  • Laboratory Operations and Delivery of High-Quality Data
  • Program Development and Process Improvement
  • Program Reporting and Representation


Key Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in bio/medical Science or related life science field
  • Minimum of 3 years molecular biology experience in NGS and cutting-edge genomic applications
  • Understanding of cytometric principles and experience with genomic cytometry and single-cell analysis, although not critical, will be viewed highly.
  • Demonstrated experience with development and maintenance of laboratory information management and quality systems desirable (LIMS, QMS) desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new scientific concepts, understand and prepare scientific related documentation
  • Demonstrated experience in co-ordinating and liaising with diverse stakeholders, including researchers and clinicians across organisations desirable
  • An understanding of the medical research and health services environment in Australia
  • Demonstrated strong computer literacy, and proficiency using a range of software packages
  • Strong professional writing and verbal communication skills


This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional 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.