First listed on: 30 January 2019

Biobank Officer 

  • Opportunity to be part of the Kolling Institute
  • Located at Northern Clinical School, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • 12 months fixed term with base salary of $73K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Laboratory Research Director, The Brain Cancer Group (TBCG) and Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory, the Biobank Officer provides essential technical support for the processing of Biobank / Tumour Bank specimens. This includes obtaining patient’s consent in the campus hospital, retrieving specimens following collection, processing specimens for storage in the laboratory and data entry. Data entry includes specimen details, patient demographics and clinical information as it becomes available. The position is newly created and will assist TBCG laboratory researchers with their translational research.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Biobank Officer who possess:

  • Relevant training and is certified to work in a laboratory or hospital environment, with a willingness to further develop their skills. Venepuncture experience / certification is desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate with all levels of health care team, researchers and respectfully with patients.
  • Keen attention to detail and confidentiality of clinical data.
  • Sound working knowledge and awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment.

About us

This position is funded by The Brain Cancer Group (TBCG; previously known as Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group), a charitable organisation based at North Shore Private Hospital that raises funds for brain cancer research as well as patient and carer support and education. TBCG was instrumental in establishing the collection of brain tissues for the Kolling Tumour Bank. It is the largest bank of frozen brain tumour tissue in Australia.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 016/0119F to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm 13 February 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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