Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Research Officer (Embryonal Cancer Therapy & Prevention)

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Molecular Carcinogenesis (MC)
$77,000 pa + Super + NFP Salary Packaging

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class research
  • Convenient Randwick location, a minute walk from Light Rail stop
  • Flexible working options

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.

We currently have an opportunity for a  Research Officer to join our team on a Full-time fixed term basis. This Research Officer will perform research to develop effective combination strategies optimised for clinical translation, understand the molecular mechanisms behind the initiation and progression of childhood cancer, and to use this information to develop more effective treatments.

The Research Officer will focus on determining the efficacy of our novel combination alone, or combined with existing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We will also identify specific biomarkers to predict and monitor the combination treatment response.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports the design of research work being undertaken in the work area.
  • 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


Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • PhD or PhD equivalent in a relevant scientific medical field
  • 2-3 years’ research experience
  • Has experience in molecular and cellular biology
  • Has experience in medicinal chemistry
  • Has 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


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 the opportunity to join any of our committees and expand your social/[professional network. 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.