Current vacancies

A number of exciting opportunities are currently available across the country. Apply now, to work with Australian Genomics, or in roles with our partners.

Clinical Analyst (Medical Scientist)

An exciting opportunity is available for a Clinical Analyst to join the Clinical Genomics Group at Victorian Clinical Genetics Services to help find genetic diagnoses using ground-breaking technologies. 

The Clinical Analyst (Medical Scientist) will work as part of a collaborative team to analyse clinical cases based on genetic and genomic assays. Working with the Team Leader, Clinical Genomics and Head of Clinical Genomics, the Clinical Analyst will help deliver world-leading genetics and genomics services, including clinical exome analyses. The position covers all aspects of the testing procedure, from specimen reception and sample processing to variant data analysis and curation, data storage, report generation, LIMS integration, regulatory compliance, and quality management. The role focuses on the generation of data and collection of evidence used to derive interpretative clinical reports.

The role is full time, for 12 months. For a full position description, and to apply, visit the careers page of Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

Applications close 5pm on October 20.

PhD opportunities

Australian Genomics is an NHRMC-funded research collaboration of more than 70 organisations committed to integrating genomic medicine into healthcare in Australia. Our goals are to improve diagnostics, enable early intervention and support equitable access to genomic medicine.

Within Australian Genomics, Program 4 is conducting research around education and training needs of the genomic workforce, as well as ethical and patient perspectives on genomic medicine. The Program 4 working group consists of experts in genetics/genomics education, clinical practice, evaluation, mixed-methods research, genetic counselling, social science, science communication and ethics.

An opportunity exists for a PhD scholar to undertake a project aimed at investigating the patient experience of participants of the diagnostic Flagships of Australian Genomics.

This project would ideally suit a candidate with interest/experience in genetic counselling, ethics, psychology and/or social sciences. Desirable candidate attributes include: sensitivity to patients and families; an ability to work in a multidisciplinary team; an organised and inquiring mind; a flexible approach to data collection; and, strong written and verbal communication skills.

The project will utilise mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative). The candidate will work with the team to develop data collection tools including interview questions and surveys. These tools will be informed by existing literature, expert input and a small sample of initial interviews. Patients enrolled in the Flagships will be invited to participate in the project and may be interviewed or complete a survey to capture their experience and expectations. The outcomes from the project will inform future patient management in genomic medicine.

For more information and to apply, see the student section of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute website.

Or contact Belinda McClaren at belinda.mcclaren@mcri.edu.au