Genetic Pathology Fellow

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Sydney, Australia
02 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • One of Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment
  • Location Sydney NSW Australia

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The Prince of Wales Clinical School (POWCS) occupies the Edmund Blacket Building at the Prince of Wales Hospital and the Lowy Cancer Research Centre. Through its presence as part of the Biomedical Science precinct the School is able to fully support virtually all contemporary forms of biomedical research.

The Prince of Wales Genetics laboratory provides testing for a wide range of prenatal, constitutional and genomic disorders, using the technologies of classical cytogenetics, chromosomal microarray, molecular genetics and medical genomics.

The Genetic Pathology Fellow will be responsible for their training in Genetic Pathology / Laboratory Genetics leading to the Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) and will facilitate the timely testing of wide range of genomic disorders, perform and validate laboratory assays and coordinate patient presentation at established Molecular Tumour Boards (MoST and Zero Childhood Cancer Programs) and establish a satellite site at Prince of Wales Hospital and St George Hospital.

The role of Genetic Pathology Fellow reports to Head of the Prince of Wales Genetics Laboratory with a dotted line to the TCRN Director has nil direct reports. 

About the role

  • $103k - $121k p.a. plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 12 months Fixed Term position with possibility of renewal
  • Part Time (Pro-Rata)


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Develop knowledge and competencies in Genetic Pathology in relation to the training program for the FRCPA in order to contribute the provision of comprehensive genetic diagnostic services.
  • Participate in laboratory activities within NSW Health Pathology Genomics including clinical/laboratory liaison and inter-laboratory rotations.
  • Coordinate patient presentation at established Molecular Tumour Boards and establish a satellite site locally.
  • Liaise with clinicians and referring centres to facilitate appropriate and timely testing of wide range of prenatal, constitutional and genomic disorders.
  • Perform laboratory assays and validation of new assays to accredited standards as required
  • Perform secondary checks of primary results generated by scientific staff to ensure effective and efficient laboratory functions are fulfilled.
  • Write reports for clinical reports in relation to patient cases as required
  • Train and supervise postgraduate students, as required
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

Selection Criteria:

  • MBBS or equivalent qualification and current registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Demonstrated experience working in a clinical laboratory environment and performing and validating laboratory assays would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with experience in writing effective Clinical reports
  • Experience using standard software applications for data analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually, under supervision and as a team member within a clinical environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undertake training leading to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in Genetic Pathology.Preference will be given to trainees who are working towards Fellowship of the RCPA in genetic pathology, but trainees from other disciplines may also be considered (e.g. anatomical pathology, clinical genetics, medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology).
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

All candidates who wish to apply for the role must apply online


Stephanie Macmillan


Applications close: 11:00 pm 24th October 2018

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