Biobank Officer

Sydney, Australia
$78,077 - $82,743 + 17% superannuation
17 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time fixed term until December 2024
  • Opportunity to support the Nepean Cancer Research Biobank facility located at Nepean Precinct
  • Base Salary $78,077 - $82,743 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The opportunity is within the Nepean Clinical School, a network of teaching hospitals of the Sydney Medical School centred in the Nepean Hospital precinct. The Nepean Cancer Care Centre (NCCC) which is based at Nepean Hospital offers clinical specialties in medical oncology, radiation oncology, hematology, palliative care, psycho-oncology, familial cancer, and translational oncology. The Biobank Officer, funded by the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, will provide essential technical support in the day-to-day activities of the Nepean Cancer Research Biobank.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provides technical and administrative support to Biobank users in the day-to-day operations, including but not limited to the collection, processing and distribution of biospecimens
  • provides administrative support in reporting and documentation, including ethics reporting for the work area.
  • liaises with clinical staff and patients to ensure efficient and ethical collections, and to comply with best practice protocols and relevant guidelines and legislations
  • maintains the Biobank laboratory/facility workplace ensuring requirements for the operation are effectively met
  • trains users (where appropriate) in safety operation of the laboratory and equipment
  • ensures laboratory/ facility is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) requirements

About you

  • tertiary qualification or equivalent in biological or medical science with relevant experience in handling and processing of biological samples
  • knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws related to biobanking and Work Health and Safety legislation and relevant policies, guidelines and standards
  • sound knowledge and understanding of confidentiality of clinical data and data recording and reporting, and awareness of relevant ethics regulations and operating procedures
  • sound knowledge with cancer, biobanking, histopathology-based techniques including immunohistochemistry, clinical data collection, and database management
  • excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organise and priorities work and to work both independently and as part of a team
  • ability to travel on ad-hoc basis.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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