Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Research Support Officer

Children's Cancer Institute  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Research Support (RS)
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 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 Support Officer to join our Core Services team on a 12 month Full-time fixed term basis with strong potential to extend.

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 Biosafety and ethics 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:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a medical research laboratory
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Knowledge of PC2 requirements, WH&S legislation
  • Work with the Research Support Manager and researchers 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
  • Work with the Research Support and Technical Services teams to support efficient use of research equipment within the research workplace, relevant training of students and staff, and routine maintenance and repair as required.
  • Member of the Building Emergency Response Team (BERT). This team monitors and actions out of hour’s equipment and facility alarms.
  • Respond to any emails or correspondence within 48 hours
  • Any other duties as required by the Research Support Manager according to competencies


Qualifications, experience and skills required:

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


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, 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.