Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Research Officer - Molecular Carcinogenesis

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Molecular Carcinogenesis (MC)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport
  • Flexible working options
  • 12 month contract with strong possibility of extension


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 to 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.

This Research Officer will perform research to understand the molecular mechanisms behind the initiation and progression of childhood cancer, and to use this information to develop more effective treatments and prevention strategies. The Research Officer will focus on using single cell profiling to decipher mechanisms of tumorigenesis in childhood cancer, and using genomics and molecule biology techniques to investigate critical genes and pathways that drive childhood cancer.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research as a member of a team and supervised by Principal Scientist and Head of Team
  • Achieve an outstanding level of competence in all aspects of experimental work
  • Assist with planning and coordination of research efforts
  • Produce, or contribute to high quality publications
  • Writing grant applications and obtaining research funding
  • Present research data at conferences and seminars
  • Trains, supervises and guides students on a day to day basis
  • Get involved in professional activities
  • Get involved in CCI activities
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines (including OGTR and ethics) and Institute policies


Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • PhD or PhD equivalent in a relevant scientific medical field
  • 2-3 years’ research experience
  • Experience in molecular and cellular biology
  • Experience in single cell profiling
  • Experience working with animal models
  • Bioinformatics skills will be advantageous
  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct experiments independently as well as in a team environment
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to conducting experiments involving humans, 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
  • An interest in developing techniques and using the latest technology in research projects


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 (mandatory) 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. Only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted.