National Coordinator - Molecular Screening

Job No: GC201929
Location: Darlinghurst, NSW

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Garvan's mission is to make significant contributions to medical research that will change the directions of science and medicine and have major impacts on human health. Garvan strives to enhance and develop research programs that combine fundamental science with strong clinical interactions.

The Cancer Research Division is an integrated team of strongly interactive research groups undertaking research aimed at increasing the international knowledge base on the development, progression, treatment and prevention of human cancers.

The Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program (AGCMP) encompasses several cohort studies to improve the understanding, early detection, prevention and management of cancer. This is includes the Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) Program, which is recruiting patients at multiple sites in Australia.  A Senior Research Coordinator is required to coordinate the recruitment of patients to the molecular screening component of MoST, nationally. 

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a National Coordinator to coordinate the molecular screening component of MoST, nationally.

Reporting to Dr Mandy Ballinger – Group Leader of Genetic Cancer Risk, the key responsibilities include:

  • Co-ordinate the molecular screening activities of the Molecular Screening and Therapeutics program nationally
  • Provide general information about the program to participants, family members and clinicians
  • Coordinate and track biospecimen collection, and coordinate sample transfer nationally
  • Generate regular reports on study progress
  • Provide and oversee training of staff nationally as new sites are initiated
  • Update and maintain study manuals and operating procedures
  • Ensure data security is maintained to protect patient records, both physically and electronically
  • Assist with coordination and administration of associated projects
  • Other duties as assigned

The role will be offered full-time for 2 years in the first instance.

About You

You will possess the following key skills and qualifications:

Essential Skills

  • An appropriate science, nursing, psychology or related degree, or equivalent
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders
  • High level of organisation and effective time management skills
  • A strong commitment to quality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sensitivity to patients privacy and needs
  • Excellent attention to detail an understand the importance of maintaining accurate and concise records
  • Consistent interpretation of data

Desirable Skills

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge and/or experience with database systems and records management

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the Garvan Careers site via the link below. Applications from other sites/channels will unfortunately not be considered.

Your application should include: 

  • A cover letter
  • Your resume including at least 2 referees
  • Copies of relevant qualifications / academic transcripts

Only applicants with working rights in Australia are eligible to apply for this role.

Closing Date

The position will remain open until 25 February 2019. As we will be reviewing applications as they are received, we encourage you to submit yours as soon as possible.

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