Position Details
Reference Number 18876
Position Title Research Assistant
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre only
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Cancer Research
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Research Technology (Allied Health Professionals)
Classification From: 1RA2 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR2
Classification To: 1RA5 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR5
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Your role in our future.


To assist with the day to day running of our Tissue Bank. The Peter Mac Tissue Bank is a member of the Victorian Cancer Biobank, providing researchers with ethically collected human biospecimens for research.


The successful candidate will be responsible for receipt, processing, storage and retrieval of biological material from consenting donors. You will also be required to gain written consent for tissue banking from donors, collect clinical information from medical records and enter details into our tissue bank database.


You will be enthusiastic, motivated and keen to learn.  Attention to detail is vitally important as is the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. Meticulous data entry skills are essential. Previous experience in a tissue banking environment would be highly desirable.


This role is fixed term, full time until mid 2021.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: The successful candidate will have a Med Lab Science or B.Sc. (or equivalent research experience)
Essential: Experience in the Medical/Health Industry, in particular experience with gathering clinical data, human tissue handling, histological techniques.
Essential: Proven ability to prioritise and carry out a number of tasks concurrently.
Essential: Demonstration of excellent time management skills
Essential: Meticulous Data Entry skills.
Desirable: An understanding of the principles and practice of research using human tissue samples would also be an advantage.
Contact Person Samantha Cauberg
Contact Number 8559 8464
Closing Date 25/05/2020
Position Description
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