Research Assistant - Clinical Genomics

Macquarie University
July 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:$83,580 to $95,029
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An exciting opportunity exists for a Research Assistant - Clinical Genomics to join our dynamic team.


  • Salary Package: From $83,580 to $95,029 (HEW Level 5) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading (pro-rata when moved to a Part-time role).
  • Appointment Type: Maternity Leave replacement. Full-time, fixed-term – 14 weeks from 15/7/14 and then two days per week for 12 weeks
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location
  • The Macquarie University Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine (GenIMPACT) is seeking a Research Assistant in Clinical Genomics to co- ordinate recruitment, consent and data collection for research grants on the economic and social impact on families affected by genetic conditions, and undertake economic and social impact questionnaires. They will also assist in the development of data dictionaries, enter the data into an electronic database and ensure that the data is carefully checked and assist with the preparation of ethics applications and amendments related to the project grant.

    About You

    You will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to prioritise deadlines and adapt to meet workload demands. You will be able to work well both independently and in a team environment and have an understanding and/or experience with conducting research trials or projects in a healthcare or similar setting. You will have had experience interviewing patients which ensured that the survey activity is of a high quality.

    About Us

    Macquarie University's Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine (GenIMPACT) is a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on the impact of genomic testing and targeted therapy on patients and cascade testing on extended family members. Our vision is to provide research excellence with high policy relevance that reflects the experience of families who experience genetic disorders. Our work on genomics is built on our internationally recognised research program on the impacts of ill health on capacity to work and its cascading impacts on income, superannuation and savings, income in retirement for individuals, and increased welfare payments and reduced taxation revenue for the government.

    We have an extensive multidisciplinary collaborative network spanning other academic organisations, government, private industry and non-government organisations. Our research has been influential in the formulation of public policy.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 60 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please apply using the Macquarie University online portal by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

    Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree and post graduate qualification in Genetic Counselling or be Board Eligible in accordance with the Human Genetics Society of Australia;
  • Prior experience and exposure as a genetic counsellor or in related role such as research nurse; or psychology
  • Demonstrated skills in navigating, data entry and managing large datasets and databases;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, whilst also able to proficiently work independently; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with staff and multi-disciplinary teams, along with compassionately communicating with clients, families and carers;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise, convey initiative and problem solve various work tasks.
  • It is a requirement that you have a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Police Check

    Specific Role Enquiries: Please contact our centre on fbe- [email protected]

    Applications Close: Thursday, 4 July, 2024, 11:55pm (AEST)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    04/07/2024 11:59 PM

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    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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