Postdoctoral Fellow: Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Organization: Fatkin Lab
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Date Posted: 4/11/2022
City: Sydney
State: New South Wales
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Description & Details:

The Inherited Heart Disease laboratory, headed by Professor Diane Fatkin, is seeking expressions of interest from a driven and highly motivated experimental Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Institute.

You will be part of a highly collaborative group comprising of cardiologists, genetic counsellors, bioinformaticians, medical scientists and molecular biologists whose primary objective is to investigate the genetic basis of two of the most common types of heart disease: dilated cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to study how genetic changes affect the heart’s contraction and rhythm using cutting-edge imaging technology, multi-omics and cell-based and animal models, including zebrafish.


  • PhD in biological sciences, medicine, or a related discipline.
  • Strong interest and experience in zebrafish research, in particular genome engineering, imaging and immunohistochemistry/histology.
  • Excellent molecular biology skills.
  • Preferable experience in assessment of cardiac function in animal models, such as ECG and echocardiography.
  • Excellent data interpretation skills including biostatistics, written and oral communication skills.

To Apply:

Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What we offer:

  • A collaborative, innovative and supportive culture
  • State of the art research facilities including bioinformatics hubs and equipment
  • Competitive salary & superannuation + Salary packaging options
  • Paid parental leave
  • Learning, professional development and mentoring opportunities.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

For further information about the role, please contact Professor Diane Fatkin To apply please send a cover letter, your CV and details of 3 referees to




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