Senior Research Officer in Precision Medicine

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide Mail Centre, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time, available for 12 months
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 6 or 7
Salary Range:
HEO6: $81,377 - $86,765 pa
HEO7: $88,384 - $97,837 pa
Reporting to:
Senior Research Fellow
The Senior Research Officer will contribute to research in the Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory as part of FHMRI Cancer. The Senior Research Officer will have a team-oriented focus and work will focus on the management, standardisation, and checking of data utilised in the group, applications for new data, and contributions to research projects. The Senior Research Officer will be competent in the use of the R data environment.
The Senior Research Officer will be involved with training of students and laboratory staff.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Senior Research Officer is accountable for:

  • Identifying opportunities for timely research and data formatting, and to bring these proposals forward for consideration.

  • Data management and checking including transforming trial data to a common data model for use in R (and similar environments) (e.g., standardising data across multiple files, including data transformation and derivation as required), checking that data has been converted to common data model correctly (e.g., by comparing against published data statistics for the study)

  • Data administration including preparing data access applications, liaising with sponsors to ascertain availability of data, managing data sharing agreements, document status of data availability and data setup.

  • Training placement, honours, and PhD students. Including helping track progress, teaching data management/checking, help troubleshoot problems, review data preparation, and review analysis plans/code.

  • Contribution to research administration tasks such as consumer engagement, manuscript preparation and submission, social media and community communications, and literature review.

  • Undertaking literature searches to ascertain status of a data availability, drafting data applications (including analysis plans)

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

  • Some out of hours work may be required (e.g., teleconferences with international collaborators).

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a degree in biostatistics, medical sciences, medicine, pharmacology, oncology or equivalent and relevant experience and/or education and/or training.

  • Demonstrated expertise in data management within the R data environment (or similar) – in particular, clinical trial and oncology data.

  • Demonstrated ability to upskill understanding of key principles of pharmacology and oncology practice.

  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and experience in collaborating and engaging within a research team.

  • Proof of excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, and to seek further guidance when required.

  • Demonstration of these skills will be essential to graduate, masters, or PhD applicant.

For application enquiries, please contact: Dr Ash Hopkins

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

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

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

06 Sep 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time, available for 12 months
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 6 or 7
Salary Range:
HEO6: $81,377 - $86,765 pa
HEO7: $88,384 - $97,837 pa
Reporting to:
Senior Research Fellow
The Senior Research Officer will contribute to research in the Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory as part of FHMRI Cancer. The Senior Research Officer will have a team-oriented focus and work will focus on the management, standardisation, and checking of data utilised in the group, applications for new data, and contributions to research projects. The Senior Research Officer will be competent in the use of the R data environment.
The Senior Research Officer will be involved with training of students and laboratory staff.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Senior Research Officer is accountable for:

  • Identifying opportunities for timely research and data formatting, and to bring these proposals forward for consideration.

  • Data management and checking including transforming trial data to a common data model for use in R (and similar environments) (e.g., standardising data across multiple files, including data transformation and derivation as required), checking that data has been converted to common data model correctly (e.g., by comparing against published data statistics for the study)

  • Data administration including preparing data access applications, liaising with sponsors to ascertain availability of data, managing data sharing agreements, document status of data availability and data setup.

  • Training placement, honours, and PhD students. Including helping track progress, teaching data management/checking, help troubleshoot problems, review data preparation, and review analysis plans/code.

  • Contribution to research administration tasks such as consumer engagement, manuscript preparation and submission, social media and community communications, and literature review.

  • Undertaking literature searches to ascertain status of a data availability, drafting data applications (including analysis plans)

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

  • Some out of hours work may be required (e.g., teleconferences with international collaborators).

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a degree in biostatistics, medical sciences, medicine, pharmacology, oncology or equivalent and relevant experience and/or education and/or training.

  • Demonstrated expertise in data management within the R data environment (or similar) – in particular, clinical trial and oncology data.

  • Demonstrated ability to upskill understanding of key principles of pharmacology and oncology practice.

  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and experience in collaborating and engaging within a research team.

  • Proof of excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, and to seek further guidance when required.

  • Demonstration of these skills will be essential to graduate, masters, or PhD applicant.

For application enquiries, please contact: Dr Ash Hopkins

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

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

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

06 Sep 2021
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