Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.Your role in our future. As a Research Assistant you will assist with the day-to-day running of the Tissue Bank at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Tissue Bank is a member of the Victorian Cancer Biobank providing researchers with ethically collected human biospecimens for research.The successful candidate will be responsible for receipt, processing, storage and retrieval of biological material from consenting donors. You will also be required to gain written consent for tissue banking from prospective donors, collect clinical information from patient medical records and enter details into our tissue bank data base. While primarily based at Peter Mac, you may also be required to travel to other hospitals in the Melbourne metropolitan area.You will be enthusiastic, motivated and keen to learn. Attention to detail and excellent communication skills are vitally important as is the ability to work well in a team environment. Meticulous data entry skills are essential, and an understanding of the ethical principles underpinning research using human tissue are desirable.This position is Fixed Term for a 12 month period. Given the duration of this vacancy, experience working in a Tissuebank will be highly regarded.Please address how you fit each of the selection criteria in your application.For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:Salary PackagingEmployee Assistance ProgramCentral City LocationTraining and Development Program
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