Position Details
Reference Number 16439
Position Title Research Assistant
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Radiation Oncology & Cancer Imaging
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Research Technology (Allied Health Professionals)
Classification From: 1RA1 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR1
Classification To: 1RA4 - RESRCH ASST LV A YR4
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.


We are looking for a Research Assistant to provide laboratory support and specimen processing for a clinical trial within the Division of Radiation Oncology, Parkville. Tasks include specimen planning, workflow preparation, handling of patient blood samples, preparation and storage of microscope slides and record-keeping. This role is perfectly suited to individuals wanting to gain experience in clinical trial work working alongside the Cancer Research Division, with extensive training in laboratory skills, project management and data-entry provided. 


Minimum Honours degree in biological or medical science (or equivalent) and prior experience in laboratory research is essential, along with experience with blood handling or a strong background in cell culture.


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: Minimum Honours degree in biological or medical science (or equivalent)
Essential: Prior experience in laboratory research
Essential: Prior experience with blood handling or research background in cell culture (please explain)
Essential: Ability to work flexible hours when required.
Desirable: Prior experience with clinical trials
Desirable: Prior experience with project management
Contact Person Benjamin Blyth
Contact Number 0385597115
Contact Email benjamin.blyth@petermac.org
Closing Date 21/03/2019
Position Description
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