Senior Research Officer

Macquarie University
February 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:$88,589 - $97,787
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Contract Type:fixed term 2 years
Working Time:Full time
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Utilise your excellent project coordination skills to support the liquid biopsy program and biobank across Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.


  • Salary Package: $88,589 - $97,787 per annum, plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term 2 years

  • Location: Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)

  • The Role

    The Precision Cancer Therapy Lab within the department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences are seeking a Biobank and Clinical Cohorts Coordinator to support the recruitment of patient and banking of biospecimens across lung cancer and melanoma at Macquarie University and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.

    Your responsibilities will be to:

  • be involved in a high-level model for the strategic implementation of patient recruitment and biospecimen collection

  • provide high-level support in the strategic implementation of the program

  • collaborate with clinicians and research scientists

  • undertake database management and data analysis, including computational and statistical analysis, for the PCT Research Group

  • undertake a variety of complex molecular and cellular biology research techniques and related experiments

  • undertake experiments with, and train laboratory users, on the use and care of specialist laboratory equipment such as the Droplet Digital PCR, LiCoR imaging

  • About You

    To be successful in this role, you:

  • have fantastic writing and communication abilities, with experience writing and curating business reports and procedures

  • have an understanding of biobank governance requirements

  • possess demonstrable project coordination skills

  • are familiar with laboratory equipment and have experience with PCR, flow cytology and biospecimen processing

  • possess accuracy, attention to detail, planning and analysis skills together with problem-solving and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement

  • can work both independently and as part of a team, taking the initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters than may arise as part of normal daily work

  • About Us

    The PCT laboratory is a world-class research group investigating the molecular and cellular biology of cancer across a range of cancer types. Work includes understanding the response of cancer to the latest targeted and immune- mediated treatments, defining the mechanisms of cancer cell resistance to therapy and predicting the response of patients to treatment. The successful candidate will be part of the recently awarded MRFF grant (IMPLEMENT) in investing the role of liquid biomarkers in early and late-stage non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma in predicting treatment response, recurrence and survival.

    The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS) is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what's possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale.

    The Faculty's current education suite includes courses in clinical science, physiotherapy, medicine and public health, psychology, cognitive sciences, linguistics, audiology, and speech pathology. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences, health systems and patient safety research, cancer medicine, and clinical sciences, amongst others.

    We foster a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to achieve excellence in teaching and to enhance the research performance of the University. We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff and expect all our leaders to live our values of Caring, Integrity, Teamwork, Ambition, Innovation, and Engagement.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 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. Connect with us today.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:


  • Qualifications in Science or Health Care related degree (Bachelor, Masters or PhD only)

  • Proven ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

  • Demonstrate high level of interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated time management skills

  • Demonstrated attention to detail

  • Desirable criteria

  • Familiar with laboratory equipment and experience with laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry and PCR

  • Previous experience working in research teams

  • Ability to search medical records

  • Specific Role Enquiries: NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow, Jenny Lee at [email protected]

    General Enquiries: HR Assistant, Nithya Elango at [email protected]

    Applications Close : Sunday 5th February 2023 at 11:59 PM

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, [email protected], 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:

    05/02/2023 11:59 PM

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