Psychosocial Research Assistant/Officer

Job No: GC201979
Location: Darlinghurst

Established by the Garvan Institute in 2012, the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) advances the use of genomic information in patient care. To do this KCCG employs experts in genomics including researchers, bioinformaticians, clinicians, educators and software engineers. We use world-leading OMICS based technology to enhance diagnosis and treatment for patients. 

KCCG is integrated with numerous state and nationwide flagship genomic research projects, and partners with many national and international collaborative organisations and funding bodies. 

The Clinical Translation Group is a multidisciplinary group within KCCG with backgrounds encompassing clinical genomics, clinical and research genetic counselling and community genetics. The Clinical Translation Group works closely with the KCCG Genomics Education and Communication Group. 

The Opportunity

This position will work closely with the Program Leader of the Clinical Translation Group to undertake psychosocial research, implementation science and evaluation in clinical genomics. Demonstrated relevant mixed methods research experience is required.

Key Responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Undertake research literature reviews and assist with manuscript preparation
  • Assist with grant applications, ethics applications and reports
  • Co-ordinate study recruitment including recruitment, survey mail outs and respondent follow up.
  • Data collection (interviews and/or survey) and data analysis.
  • Engage in professional practice and development.
  • Staying abreast of advances in clinical genomic research including genetic counselling, clinical genomic testing and personalised medicine.
  • All staff are required to comply with Garvan’s Work Health & Safety (WHS) Policy and work in accordance with the WHS management system at all times;

The position will be offered full-time for 2 years in the first instance.

About You

You will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree with at least 3 years of post-Master’s experience or PhD degree in a related area of psychology, behavioral/health sciences or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated relevant psychosocial and/or health implementation mixed methods research experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing psychosocial and/or health implementation research.
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis of psychosocial and/or health implementation research data.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation and submission of papers for publication and abstracts for conference presentations.
  • Experience in preparation and submission of grant applications.
  • Demonstrated, well developed computer skills including the use of software, such as Endnote, NVivo, Stata, RedCap or equivalent
  • Demonstrated involvement in professional development and activities.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Genetic counselling research experience would be an advantage

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the Garvan Careers site via the link below. Applications from other sites/channels will unfortunately not be considered.

Your application should include: 

  • A cover letter
  • Your resume including at least 2 referees
  • Copies of relevant qualifications / academic transcripts

Only applicants with working rights in Australia are eligible to apply for this role.

Closing Date

The position will remain open until filled. As we will be reviewing applications as they are received, we encourage you to submit yours as soon as possible.


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