First listed on: 30 April 2017

Senior Research Assistant/Research Officer 


Temporary Full Time 

The Children's Cancer Research Unit, within the Kids Research Institute at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, is seeking a self-motivated Senior Research Assistant/Research Officer to join our team as an active member, contributing towards the high quality diagnostic and research activity in the following areas:

  1. Development, validation and application of molecular diagnostic techniques to identify targets for liquid biopsies in tumour, blood samples from paediatric oncology patients.
  2. Preparation for a prospective clinical trial for liquid biopsies as a mechanism to detect minimal residual disease in paediatric oncology patients with solid tumours using each patient as their own control.
  3. Other molecular diagnostic activities relevant to paediatric oncology patients at the CHW, as requested.

This position of Senior Research Assistant/Research Officer, classified as a Health Manager, Level 1,  is a temporary full-time position for a period of 1 year, renewable subject to review.  

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead participates in the Western Child Health Network. This involves collaboration regarding service improvements and sharing of resources, such as education and expertise. Staff rotations and secondments may occur to support networking outcomes.

The referred applicant will be considered for the award of a conjoint academic title in the Faculty of Medicine of The University of Sydney at a level commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. The award of the academic title will also confer membership upon the appointee of the Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health. The academic title will be held for the duration of Kids Research Institute at The Children's Hospital at Westmead appointment. No remuneration is attached to the University appointment. The appointee will be responsible to the University for academic matters and to Kids Research Institute at The Children's Hospital at Westmead for research and clinical matters.

This position is Temporary Full Time up to 27/05/2018 and is classified as a Health Manager Level 1.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

Enquiries: Jonathan Karpelowsky, Ph: 0298453341
Applications Close: 20/05/2017

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