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Children’s Medical Research Institute epitomises research excellence. We have world-leading scientists supported by state of the art facilities and dynamic, committed research staff.

See below for current vacancies. From neuroscience and cancer biology to drug development, embryology and gene therapy; when joining the team at CMRI you will be surrounded by internationally recognised researchers who foster excellence in all of their staff. CMRI is part of the largest health and medical research precinct in Australia and also a member of the Westmead Research Hub. This membership allows our staff access to the vast array of technology, services, resources and expertise available nearby at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Institute. Opportunities to join the team at CMRI are occasionally available in the areas of research, administration, fundraising, and laboratory support.

Current Vacancies

  • Join a world-leading, independent medical research institute
  • Contribute to the health of future generations/children through medical research
  • Located in Westmead— Australia’s foremost biomedical research precinct

Work on Sponsored Research Projects, Commercialisation of Research, Intellectual Property Matters.

Together we are making a difference for kids living with genetic disease.

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia’s first dedicated paediatric research facility (established in 1958) and is now one of the nation’s most highly regarded independent medical research institutes. CMRI has made great strides with its technology transfer efforts in recent times. With exciting breakthroughs occurring within the research of ProCan® (a $50m public funded project focused on the proteomics of cancer), gene therapy, oncology targets and inherited retinal disease targets, we are now growing and strengthening the Commercialisation team to ensure we capture the social and economic value being created in these world class programs.

CMRI is a partner with universities and hospitals, as members of the Westmead Research Hub, with a joint vision to translate discoveries into cures. See www.wrh.org.au.


The Role

  • Part-time 2 or 3 days per week
  • Permanent
  • ASAP start

We are looking for a Part Time Senior IP and Commercialisation Administrator to join the team responsible for the growth and management of the Institute’s IP portfolio through a proactive hands-on approach, encouraging and capturing invention disclosures and forging industry partnerships for commercial exploitation of the IP. This newly created role will work with the Head of Commercialisation and Head of Legal on a wide range of matters including sponsored research projects, commercialisation of research, intellectual property matters and undertaking due diligence.

The role is suited to an individual with a background in contract management/ administration and an interest in commercialisation of Life Science opportunities. The role can be two or three days a week depending on the selected candidate's preference.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to

Intellectual Property:

  • Perform tasks to support administration of the IP portfolio
  • Conduct due diligence on invention disclosures
  • Review and process incoming and outgoing daily correspondence, and update deadlines/data in the IP management system
  • Proactively monitor and manage deadlines for patent


Commercialisation Activities:

  • Support commercialisation activities
  • Conduct due diligence and background research on potential partners and collaborators
  • Analyse competitive landscapes and technological trends


General Administration:

  • Maintain the Institute’s contract management system (EndPointIQ) and the Commercialisation team’s customer relationship management system (Salesforce)
  • Support contracts administration by ensuring details are accurate and current, and monitoring agreement obligations with third parties
  • Manage day-to-day administrative activities
  • Prepare reports relating to the Institute’s IP portfolio and agreements pipeline
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders


To succeed, you will have...

  • Experience as a paralegal, IP administrator, or equivalent
  • A degree with relevant experience, or a combination relevant of experience and education/ training
  • Proven contract management experience with an ability to analyse contract data systems, review agreements, and intellectual property arrangements
  • Demonstrated ability to produce reports and minutes with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to build relationships with stakeholders at every level
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement and initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills with demonstrated ability to manage and prioritise competing tasks and meet deadlines


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We kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

CMRI is an equal-opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we embrace diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Please note: We will interview suitable candidates as applications are received. Due to the volume of applications, only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly and progressed to interview.


APPLY HERE

Close date: Monday, 5th August 2024.

  • Join a world-leading, independent medical research institute
  • Contribute to the health of future generations/children through medical research
  • Located in Westmead— Australia’s foremost biomedical research precinct

This Supporter Services role requires engaging donors (the enablers of our work) and servicing their needs.

Together we are making a difference for kids living with genetic disease.

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was established in 1958 as Australia’s first paediatric research facility. In our 60th year, the Institute is one of the nation’s most highly regarded independent medical research centres. CMRI has built a strong international reputation based on research achievements made possible by a loyal network of community supporters, highly engaged donors and the very successful Jeans for Genes® fundraising campaign.


The Role

This essential role requires engaging donors (the enablers of our work) and servicing their needs. The role requires a highly organised individual to coordinate multiple projects. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and organised with a genuine desire to help our Donors and our support our team.


This role reports to the Supporter Services Team Leader and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Telemarketing:

  • Outbound/inbound telemarketing calls – warm audiences
  • Registration, welcome and supporter engagement calls
  • Upgrade calls, conversion of cash donors to RG and thank you calls
  • Appeals - Communicate with donors to solicit ongoing financial support, including Tax Appeal follow up calls, Christmas Appeal
  • General donations – ‘thank you’ calls to donors & other engagement calls


Supporter care:

  • Respond to supporter enquiries in a professional and polite manner and provide outstanding customer service
  • Refer supporter queries or complaints to relevant parties
  • General administrative duties, including filing and scanning
  • Process General Banking/receipting when required
  • High level of data entry & updating our existing data base with outbound/ inbound calls and incoming correspondence


Fundraising Support:

  • Provide backup to other Supporter Services Team members
  • Assist with setup & execution of Fundraising activities & events
  • Any other duties as required


A rewarding role in every way

  • Full time role – 35 hours per week
  • Excellent not for profit tax benefits
  • A flexible and supportive work environment where everyone’s contribution is highly valued


To succeed you will have

  • Prior customer service skills and/or administrative experience
  • Competency in Microsoft Office: Word and Excel
  • Prior fundraising experience, knowledge of CRM or tele-fundraising/telemarketer experience (whilst not essential), is highly regarded
  • Be team-orientated, self-motivated whilst able to work independently
  • Be empathetic and resilient
  • Possess strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills, with an ability to prioritise
  • Be professional in all manners, including written prose


Requirements

Residency


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We kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

CMRI is an equal-opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we embrace diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.


APPLY HERE

Close date: Friday 19th July 2024.

  • Join a world-leading, independent medical research institute
  • Contribute to the health of future generations/children through medical research
  • Located in Westmead— Australia’s foremost biomedical research precinct

Applications are invited for the position of the Research Assistant in the Embryology Research Unit.

Together we are making a difference for kids living with genetic disease.

Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia's first dedicated paediatric research facility and is now one of the world's most highly regarded independent medical research organisations. Our research focuses on the four key areas impacting children's health: cancer, genomics and genetic diseases, neurobiology, and embryology.


Work with a team of dedicated professionals

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join our team to:

  • Perform experiments related to stem cell biology and developmental biology
  • Perform experiments independently and in collaboration with other team members
  • Be involved in the development of mouse models
  • Assist in general lab management tasks such as preparing stocks, ordering etc.
  • Assist in laboratory duties such as genotyping, preparation and maintenance of cell lines etc.


A rewarding role in every way

  • Full time, 12-month, Fixed Term Contract
  • Excellent not for profit tax benefits
  • A flexible and supportive work environment where everyone's contribution is highly valued


Key selection criteria

  • The successful candidate must hold a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours or equivalent with valid working rights in Australia
  • The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work independently and with other group members of a team, with excellent time management skills
  • Display a willingness to work with mice
  • Experience in performing molecular and cell biology assays, including mammalian tissue culture, PCR, RT-PCR and Western Blotting (WB)
  • Proficient in general laboratory tasks, including lab chores and maintaining lab supplies and inventory
  • Good understanding of genomics, CRISPR, DNA/RNA sequencing technologies and experience with bioinformatic analysis of RNA seq data is advantageous


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We kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

CMRI is an equal-opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we embrace diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.


APPLY HERE

Close date: Tuesday 16th July 2024.

  • Join a world-leading, independent medical research institute
  • Contribute to the health of future generations/children through medical research
  • Located in Westmead— Australia’s foremost biomedical research precinct

Motivated postdoctoral researchers with a passion for biomedical research are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Officer position.

Together we are making a difference for kids living with genetic disease.

Research Officer/ Postdoctoral Researcher

Cancer Research Unit

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia’s first dedicated paediatric research facility and is now one of the world’s most highly regarded independent medical research organisations. Our research focuses on the four key areas impacting children’s health: cancer, genomics and genetic diseases, neurobiology, and embryology. Our strong international reputation is based on decades of significant research outcomes in these areas of specialty.

Motivated postdoctoral researchers with a passion for biomedical research are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Officer position in the Cancer Research Unit (CRU).


The Role

The successful candidate will join a collaborative team working on projects that investigate telomere biology in a range of adult and paediatric cancer types, including sarcomas and cancers of the central nervous system. The team employ a variety of cell and molecular biology techniques, microscopy, genetic engineering, proteomics and other multi-‘omic approaches to characterise telomere biology states, investigate cancer biology and make discoveries that can be exploited in the development of new and improved cancer diagnostics and treatments.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of cancer biology and be proficient, cell culture, molecular biology, analysis of ‘omic data and genetic engineering.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct, and contribute to research as part of a team
  • Provide intellectual input into experimental plans and the research project
  • Keep accurate records of research activities, results, analyses and reagents
  • Prepare manuscripts, reports and presentations
  • Contribute to the preparation of grant applications
  • Participate in shared tasks related to the operation of the laboratory and management of biological resources
  • Undertake administrative duties relevant to research activities
  • Actively participate in research meetings and seminars
  • Provide guidance and training to others in the team
  • Be aware of cutting-edge research techniques and develop and maintain contact with collaborative groups of scientists


To succeed, you will have...

  • Hold a B.Sc. (Hons) and postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Research experience in cancer biology
  • Technical expertise and hands-on experience in molecular and cell biology, mammalian cell culture
  • Experience in microscopy techniques such as immunofluorescence, fluorescence in situ hybridization or live cell imaging
  • Experience with gene modification techniques, such as CRISPR/Cas9, siRNA-mediated gene suppression or viral-vector gene mediated transfer
  • Strong background in data analysis and biostatistics, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, R Studio and graphing software
  • Analytical thinking and troubleshooting abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidential information


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We kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

CMRI is an equal-opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we embrace diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Please note:
We will interview suitable candidates as applications are received. Due to the volume of applications, only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly and progressed to interview.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required.

Please direct enquiries regarding the position to A/Prof Karen MacKenzie by email ([email protected]).


APPLY HERE

Close date: Wednesday 17th July 2024.

Researchers

CMRI always welcomes enquiries from qualified scientists interested in post-doctoral or sabbatical opportunities and high achieving students keen to extend their career opportunities.

Interested research candidates should supply a current curriculum vitae, details of experience, and the contact details of three professional referees the Human Resources Manager via email or post to:

  • Human Resources Manager
    Children’s Medical Research Institute
    Locked Bag 2023
    Wentworthville NSW 2145 Australia
  • Phone: 02 8865 2800
  • Fax: 02 9687 2120

Questions?

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Phone: +61 2 8865 2800

Email: [email protected]