QGHA Clinical Genomics Advisor

Brisbane, Australia
09 Nov 2017
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30 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Queensland Genomics Health Alliance

The integration of genomics into everyday healthcare has the capacity to transform the delivery of health services globally with faster diagnosis, new treatments, and more cost-effective service delivery.

QGHA aims to bring genomics into everyday healthcare in Queensland and is a collaboration involving Queensland hospital and health services, Queensland-based universities and research organisations, private health providers, and associated health organisations throughout the State.

The Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA) focuses on a number of Capability Building Workstreams and Clinical Demonstration Projects to support the use of genomics in the healthcare setting in Queensland.

Funded by the Queensland Government, with a charter to be patient-centred and clinically-led, The University of Queensland has been chosen to lead the QGHA, and QGHA is expanding its team to further support the implementation of genomics into everyday healthcare.

The role

The Clinical Genomics Advisor will provide ongoing strategic advice to the overall QGHA Program (including Clinical Demonstration Projects, Capability-building Workstreams, Community Representative Advisory Group project), in order to address the overall objectives and themes of the QGHA. Through active engagement with all projects, the Clinical Genomics Advisor will provide strategic recommendations to facilitate necessary project goals and structures, in order to support project implementation into clinical settings. This position will work closely with QGHA Program Manager and the wider Alliance community.

The successful applicant will work within a small dynamic team and will also work within the broader Alliance community.  This environment requires flexible and agile approaches to work and an ability to rapidly adapt to changing contexts as new information arises. This role presents an opportunity to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation and the successful applicant will be actively contributing to the advancement of healthcare delivery.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications and/or experience in clinical genetics/genomics or equivalent proven experience in the Queensland health system, particularly in clinical settings. You should also have highly developed communication skills including an ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels to influence the delivery of patient and community focused outcomes.  A strong understanding of the Queensland Health system and clinical service settings and a demonstrated ability to implement clinical projects/services within these settings is highly desirable.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: atsi_recruitment@uq.edu.au  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

Flexible working arrangements are encouraged within the QGHA team.


This is a part-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 8 for 12 months. The remuneration package will be in the range $37,125 - $41,686 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $40,652 - $45,646 p.a.).

Position Description

501453_3039545_QGHA Clinical Genomics Advisor PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dayna Williamson on +61 438 358 727 or dayna.williamson@qgha.org.

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