Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Research Assistant/Technical Assistant (TT)

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Targeted Therapies (TT)

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

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer and one of the leading medical childhood cancer research institutes worldwide. Our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, 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 with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

We currently have an opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our team on a full-time fixed term basis with potential to extend. The RA/TA will be supporting post-doctoral scientists in several research areas. The main duties involve: Maintaining primary tumour cultures and performing in vivo experiments to develop improved treatments for paediatric brain tumours.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain primary cultures of brain tumours.
  • Establishment of xenograft models of brain tumours and perform drug treatments.
  • Maintain complete and accurate research records
  • Maintain inventories of primary cells and reagents

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Minimum BSC in a relevant scientific or medical field
  • 0-3 years relevant laboratory experience highly desirable
  • Experience with primary tumour cultures.
  • Experience with general procedures involving in vivo experiments (handling, monitoring and treatments).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team as necessary.
  • Flexible working attitude and ability to work to deadlines.

Children’s Cancer Institute is strongly committed to the growth of their employees, so all team members can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, on-site parking 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.