Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Research Support Officer

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
Research Support (RS)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Help save young lives. Work with purpose
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

Why us? Here at CCI, we genuinely believe in what we do and our WHY is our biggest motivator. Our mission is clear – Cure Childhood cancer, it’s not if, it’s when

What you’ll find is an environment that is positive, supportive, fun, challenging, collaborative, inspiring. We have grown at an exponential rate in recent years and are pioneers in the field of medical research, but also in how we treat those who are dedicated to achieving our goal. We are unique by virtue of the values that permeate every action we take. Our values include: accountability, integrity, camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction..

Most importantly, we value each other. We are driven by purpose, reminded that what we are doing is saving young lives. We are proud of every person that operates diligently behind the scenes to achieve these lifesaving results. We look to constantly improve as we progress, cultivating a culture of excellence and inclusivity, where fresh ideas are welcomed, and team members are provided the opportunity to own their specialisation and make an impact with flexible options and optimal support.

You will:
  • Be provided ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Be surrounded by high achievers that will help amplify your skills and knowledge
  • Attend fun events (created by our social club) that enables you to interact with team members across different departments
  • Be encouraged to improve well-being through various initiatives with the acknowledgement that when you are at your best physically and emotionally, you do your best work
  • Be heard, be encouraged, be challenged, be valued

  • What’s on offer?

    We currently have an opportunity for an Research Support Officer to join our team on a full-time permanent basis. This position assists the Research Support Manager in various aspects of the management of laboratories within CCIA. This includes but is not limited to the support of all researchers through a strong focus on Technical Competency, Procurement, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and OGTR (Office of the Gene Technology Regulator) compliance and inductions/training.
    The Research Support Officer works closely with various stakeholders throughout the institute and follows all relevant policies and procedures related to the use of CCIA laboratories as well as adherence to WHS policies and procedures as they directly relate to the labs.

    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:'

  • Work with the Research Support Manager and Research staff to support and encourage a culture of innovation, excellence, safety and compliance in the CCI Research Laboratories
  • Work with the Research Support Manager, Head of Core Services, and Research and Core Services staff to facilitate implementation of the Core Services Strategy
  • Support efficient use of research equipment within the research workplace, relevant training of students and staff, and routine maintenance and repair as required.

  • Essential skills:

  • Advanced Technical Skills in medical research techniques
  • Extensive experience in Mammalian Tissue Culture
  • In depth knowledge of research laboratory operations
  • In depth knowledge of research laboratory procurement
  • Superior problem solving skills; Ability to take the initiative and make decisions; analyses, interprets and facilitates the resolution of issues
  • Superior oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Flexible attitude to work

  • Qualifications:

  • Tertiary Science qualifications or equivalent experience


    We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You’ll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, 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!

    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.