Position Details
Reference Number 20219
Position Title Clinical Trials Assistant - Samples Lab
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Division Cancer Research
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Managers & Administrative Officers
Classification From: HS1 - Managers / Administrative Workers Grade 1
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.

The Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit (PCCTU) co-ordinates Cancer trials across the 3 institutions of the Parkville Precinct: the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. We have our own small central samples processing lab and we are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team part time (6 hrs a day Mon-Thurs -0.6EFT)


This is not a diagnostic lab or a research lab, so the lab duties are limited to receipt, processing and shipping of samples, with the occasional involvement in more complex activities. The lab is busy and communicates with all the staff in the PCCTU as well as external stakeholders such as sponsors and courier companies.


The successful applicant will preferably have worked in a specimen reception of diagnostic lab setting before (although previous experienced is not mandated), have the ability to learn quickly, work hard with attention to detail and enjoy working both in a small team and communicating with a much wider group. This position will suit someone wanting to return to work in a part time capacity. Please see the position description for further details.


This opportunity is for a fixed term period of two years.


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: Tertiary degree in science, health care or related field
Essential: excellent communication skills
Essential: excellent problem solving skills
Essential: ability to work independently and in a team
Desirable: Previous specimen reception or diagnostic pathology experience
Contact Person Marian Lieschke
Contact Number 03 85597140
Contact Email marian.lieschke@petermac.org
Alternate Contact Person Kylie shackleton
Alternate Contact Number 03 85596208
Closing Date 21/09/2021
Position Description
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