Study Coordinator/Research Nurse - The Advanced Genomics Collaboration Project

University of Melbourne
February 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258 - $108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed term until 31
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Study Coordinator/Research Nurse - The Advanced Genomics Collaboration


Job no: 0061304 Location: Parkville Role type: Part-time (0.6 FTE);Fixed term until 31 December 2025 Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department: Optometry and Vision Sciences Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Coordinate data collection and management for the genomics project on inherited retinal diseases, aiming to identify target genes for diagnostics and treatments.
  • Contribute to cutting-edge genomics research in collaboration with international leader Illumina, driving innovation and supporting high-tech start-ups within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.
  • 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 Research Coordinator at the University of Melbourne's TAGC Ocular Genotyping Hub manages tasks related to a genomics project on inherited retinal diseases. Responsibilities include participant recruitment, sample collection, and data management, contributing to the university's partnership with Illumina for genomics research and innovation in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work alongside Research Coordinators and Principal Investigators to collect clinical data (e.g., eye examinations and retinal imaging) from medical records and clinical visits.
  • Oversee the collection, processing, and management of biological samples.
  • Offer administrative and research support, including ethics and research governance reporting and providing data reports to team members and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to troubleshooting and developing various aspects of the project.
  • Who We Are Looking For The ideal candidate will possess familiarity with clinical research and trials, knowledge of research guidelines and regulations, experience in managing large databases and performing data analysis. Familiarity with genetic or ocular diseases is preferred, with training provided if needed.

    You will also have:

  • Relevant qualification in phlebotomy and specimen collection.
  • Experience with coordinating research and/or project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • 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 School of Health Sciences The Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) provides qualifying and postgraduate courses in the disciplines of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Audiology and Speech Pathology, and Optometry and Vision Sciences. As a candidate, joining our team means being part of a dynamic and impactful community dedicated to advancing healthcare education and practice. You will have the opportunity to shape the learning experiences of our students and make a positive impact on their future careers.

    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 out our 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 Kim Groizard at [email protected], 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.
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity 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 Jan 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 13 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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