Colorectal Cancer Study Coordinator

University of Melbourne
June 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,459 - $104,413
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 18 mo
Working Time:Part time
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Colorectal Cancer Study Coordinator

Job no: 0062763 Location: Parkville Role type: Part-time (0.6FTE) ; Fixed-term for 18 months Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Department of Clinical Pathology and Centre for Cancer Research Salary: UOM 6 - $96,459 - $104,413 (pro rata for part-time) p.a. plus 17% super

  • Coordinate participant recruitment and support cancer-related research projects within the Colorectal Oncogenomics Group (COG).
  • Lead impactful cancer research coordination in collaboration with world- leading genomics experts and innovators.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role

    The Study Coordinator for the Colorectal Oncogenomics Group (COG) at the University of Melbourne will recruit participants for colorectal cancer research studies and manage related administrative tasks, including data collection and ethics applications. The role requires excellent organisational skills, self-motivation, and the ability to work autonomously. Additionally, the position supports the University's partnership with Illumina in advancing genomics research and innovation.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct ethical research and project coordination work at the highest level of integrity and in line with the Australian Code of Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines.
  • Liaise with Family Cancer Clinics, Gastroenterological and Hospital surgical services locally and across Australia in a professional manner to recruit eligible participants to one of three active research studies.
  • Liaise with the participants in a professional and empathetic manner to obtain consent, lifestyle and environmental risk factor information via structured questionnaire, collect and abstract information from medical records, and obtain/generate a current family cancer history pedigree.
  • Liaise with consented participants and Pathology services to obtain a blood sample and its transport to the laboratory.
  • Who We Are Looking For

    You will demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and strong self- motivation. Your project management, organisational, and problem-solving skills will enable you to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work while maintaining effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.

    You will also have:

  • Completion of a degree level qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Science or Biological Science degree), or the equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training in a scientific research, allied health, or medical setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain rapport with participants and colleagues across a diverse range of community and cultural groups.
  • Demonstrated experience as a study co-ordinator or cancer project management
  • Excellent project management and organisation skills with demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to work on multiple projects.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Melbourne Medical School

    The Melbourne Medical School (MMS), founded in 1862, is a renowned institution known for its leadership in medical education, research, and community engagement. We offer cutting-edge graduate programs, including the innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD), and are committed to improving healthcare and well-being through collaborative research spanning from basic science to practical applications.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 30 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 20 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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