Research Assistant (SA Neurological Tumour Bank)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: PartTime

Position Details 

  • Fixed term until Dec 2024 | Part-Time at 0.7FTE 

  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $74,270 - $81,966 

  • Location: Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park

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About the College of Medicine and Public Health 

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Click here to find out more!

About the Role

In this role you will assist the Coordinator of the South Australian Neurological Tumour Bank (SANTB) with the ongoing operational activities of the SANTB located within Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park.

The role will principally involve the coordination, collection, processing, and management of biospecimens and clinical data and will involve liaising with clinicians and nursing staff; as well as the University research community, including students, academic and professional staff. More specifically, you will:

  • Collect and document donor consents, collect and catalogue specimens from surgery or pathology and process specimens for storage.

  • Ensure that tissues are processed and stored under optimal conditions for use in research.

  • Maintain the SANTB database supporting biospecimen and clinical annotation of stored tissue samples.

  • Maintain liquid nitrogen Dewars located in the Flinders Medical Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital operating theatres

About You 

You will be diligent and proactive to ensure the support you provide meets the requirements of the role. You will bring a collegial and collaborative work ethic to contribute effectively as part of a team whilst demonstrating an ability to work independently. You will have strong interpersonal and communication to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Please note, to be successful in this role a current driver’s license is required.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?  

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 

  • Flexible working arrangements 

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services , gym  and childcare centre        (Bedford Park Campus, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy   

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Rebecca Ormsby


Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 

Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible.  

Applications to be submitted before 11.59pm:

04 Dec 2022

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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