Research Assistant Scientist (Temporary Full time)

November 28, 2021

Job Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Employer: ANZAC Research Institute
$60,000 – $94,999

ANZAC Research Institute – Research Scientist 

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated science graduate to take on the role of a fulltime research assistant in the Platelet and Thrombosis Research Laboratory within the ANZAC Research Institute, which has close ties with the Concord Haematology Department at Concord Hospital and the University of Sydney. 

About the Platelet and Thrombosis Research Laboratory

Thrombosis (blood clots) is the most common cause of death in the Western world as a result of stroke, myocardial infarction and venous thromboembolism. The Platelet and Thrombosis Research Laboratory studies the mechanisms of clot formation, the biology of platelets and coagulation proteins and how manipulation of these can be used to influence cardiovascular disease and cancer. We use this insight to design projects that will translate biological insights into clinical disease with impact on patients with heart attack, stroke and cancer associated venous thrombosis in order to develop new diagnostics and drug therapies for the clots that cause heart attacks and strokes and deep vein thrombosis. Our particular focus includes utilising novel assays of coagulation and platelet function, understanding highly activated “procoagulant” platelets and the role that they play in health and disease. The Platelet and Thrombosis Research Laboratory is headed by Dr Vivien Chen who is also the lead thrombosis haematologist at Concord Hospital. The integration with clinical care and close links with Concord Haematology and Concord Cardiology ensures a strong clinical translational focus. 

About this role

This is a 1yr fixed-term fulltime position with potential for renewal at the end of the year with review. The successful candidate will be working closely with experienced scientists in the Platelet and Thrombosis Research Laboratory and assist in established projects, with a primary focus on identifying novel clinical biomarkers for thrombosis.

Selection criteria

  1. Bachelor’s degree in science, with research experience in the biomedical sciences and a strong background in cell biology. A platelet and vascular biology background would be particularly favoured.
  2. Experience in flow cytometry.
  3. Experience with microscopy would be looked upon favourably.
  4. Willingness to learn and develop new techniques.
  5. Experience in or willingness to participate in ethics applications.
  6. Organisational skill, good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present research results to colleagues.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work within a team.

Remuneration for this position will be in line with Health Professional and Medical Salaries award  based on qualifications and experience.

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

ANZAC Research Institute offers its employees the following benefits:

Salary Packaging

Employee Assistance Program

Training and Development Program

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