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Data Officer – biomedical database and research resource

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support, Laboratory Technician

  • Customer service focus –work with varied Researchers and other stakeholders
  • 2-year fixed term contract, potential for extension
  • $88,782 – 105,395 + 17% super + leave loading

 The Opportunity

Reporting to the Head of the Biological Resources Imaging Lab (BRIL), you will facilitate timely and accurate biobank data-management in compliance with relevant privacy acts, UNSW data management and regulatory legislation, as well as provide support to Biorepository staff, contributing to the delivery of a comprehensive biorepository and biobanking service.

The Data Officer works with others in the UNSW Biorepository and Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC) to engage with a wider group of researchers within the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct and will also liaise with NSW Health, NSW Health Pathology and other stakeholders.

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.  We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

UNSW is providing a coordinated, centrally managed biobanking service for researchers across UNSW and its affiliated research institutes, ensuring a high level of standardised processes around all biobanking activities including patient consent, specimen collection, data linkage and research governance, ensuring that UNSW continues to function as a leader in research employing biospecimens. The project is a priority for the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct supporting translational researchers in diverse areas and  offers the opportunity to work with multiple stakeholders across the precinct.

About the successful applicant:

You have a relevant degree and or experience in data management in hospital, health or tertiary education sectors, as well as:

  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality, exercise good judgement in managing sensitive and confidential material such as patient health information.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with ability to meet predetermined targets and deadlines, whilst being flexible and adaptable to meet changing priorities.
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills, with proven attention to accuracy and detail with respect to preparing documentation.
  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to develop and sustain relationships and to work collaboratively and effectively with staff and stakeholders at all levels.
  • A strong work ethic and initiative, commitment to continuous improvement, openness to new ideas and creative approaches to problem solving in complex settings with a focus on delivering outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities particularly, in a biomedical environment, and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level 7 (in addition to Level 6)

  • Demonstrated high level competency in managing clinical and research databases and experience in their development and maintenance and validation and quality-control of associated data.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and advise on policies, systems and procedures relevant to biobanking and associated data management.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience of national and international biomedical and clinical data management standards and practices would be an advantage.

To apply:  If supporting world-class research is of interest to you, please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Responses to Skills and Experience (nominated in the Position Description).


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: 02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday 16th May 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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