Careers and study

Careers at CERA

Learn more about working at CERA and view current opportunities.

Why work at CERA?

Benefits of working at CERA include:

  • A family-friendly workplace with flexible working conditions
  • Salary packaging to increase the value of your take home pay
  • A supportive culture which encourages career development and fosters innovation
  • An opportunity to be part of Melbourne’s thriving biomedical precinct and partner with other research institutes and industry, locally, nationally and internationally

Current opportunities

Keep an eye on this section of our website, or follow us on social media to find out more about the positions that are available.

Meet our team

Meet just some of our team who are working towards our goal of a world free from vision loss and blindness.

Darvy Dang

Orthoptist and Clinical Trials Coordinator, Ophthalmic Neuroscience

“My role includes clinical testing and retinal imaging of research participants, using highly specialised technology to assess, detect and monitor a variety of eye diseases.

“The information we gather helps us to conduct translational research that has real-life impact.

“I absolutely love my job and everything it has to offer! Orthoptics is a versatile field with many opportunities and diverse career options.

“I feel I am receiving the best of both worlds by combining research and clinical care – there is never a dull day when you are working in clinical research.’’

Dr Sandy Hung

Research Fellow, Clinical Genetics

“I am investigating genetic editing technology for Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). This is an inherited optic nerve condition that causes devastating vision loss in patients.

“Recent revolutionary discoveries in the genetic engineering field have greatly improved our ability to modify and edit DNA.

“This project aims to develop and adapt new gene editing technology to correct the three most common LHON genetic changes (mutations), providing a novel strategy for gene therapy to cure LHON.

“Something special about working at CERA is that we can see our research really helping patients. And in the Clinical Genetics Unit, we sometimes actually get to meet the patients.”

Gavin de Loree

Corneal Transplant Coordinator, Lions Eye Donation Service

“My role is part of a team working to facilitating the process of eye and corneal donation, from consent through to allocation to the recipient.

“Transplant coordinators are responsible for a 24-hour on-call service for the state of Victoria, but we are also responsible for retrieving and preparing tissue for transplant and research.

“A large part of the role is educating hospital staff and guiding families through the donation process.”

“Almost anyone can donate their eye tissue after death, regardless of eyesight, cataracts and age.

“You can restore sight by donating eye tissue when you are well into your eighties.’’

Nicole Tindill

Research Technology Manager

“Security of our data is paramount and my role involves frequent collaboration with legal and governance colleagues to ensure integrity and privacy are maintained.

“I manage numerous electronic data systems that host several terabytes of clinical data.

“My aim is to provide researchers with support, easy to use systems and robust data management processes that allow them to focus on the research and not be overwhelmed by managing their data.

“We are the first site in Australia to have implemented Open Eyes, an open-source electronic medical record system developed specifically for ophthalmology.

“After a successful pilot, I am also developing a platform to make it easier for patients to learn about and join clinical and research trials.”