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Indigenous Project Coordinator
  • Working for a Brisbane based medical research institute
  • Part time position, involving travel throughout Australia
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options

About QIMR Berghofer: 

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff. 

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute provides world class facilities for histology, flow cytometry, Imaging and animal experiments. 

About the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Program: 

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Program, provide support and leadership to research involving Indigenous Australians. The program supports researchers explore the capacity for their work to benefit the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The program is principally responsible for coordination of a suite of workforce development, research, communication and governance strategies. Consultation and engagement with stakeholders and regional champions, forms a large part of the programs work.

Role Purpose / Responsibilities: 

This position reports to the Mental Health Program Coordinator and is supported by the Manager for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research. This position is principally responsible for planning, coordination, implementation, evaluation and reporting of activities relating to the “Australian Pharmacogenomics Diversity Project”.

This position is part time (0.6FTE) for 12 months with the possibility of extension annually, for a total of 2 years employment. The successful candidate is required to:

  • Identify, engage, consult, meet and communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders from the community, health service, research and policy sectors of Australia;
  • Serve as secretariat for meetings of stakeholders to discuss and articulate preferences for the consenting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to genomic research;
  • Prepare project reports and track milestones. 

About you:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The successful applicant will possess: 

  • Highly developed project management skills;
  • A tertiary qualification in health sciences;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience working in a collaborative manner with the Indigenous community, health service, research and policy sector;
  • An ability to work autonomously to deliver outputs on time and to an agreed standard;
  • Experience in ethics or regulatory affairs is desirable;
  • A work history that demonstrates an ability to work in a supportive manner as part of a small team who respect and appreciate diversity, individuality and integrity and who share responsibility for program success. 

Remuneration: Salary range is $79,337 to $88,549 p.a. (FTE) plus super and salary packaging. This is a part-time appointment for 12 months at 3 days per week (0.6 FTE). Salary range will be pro-rated accordingly.

For further information: 
Contact Greg Pratt on (07) 3845 3952 or 

To submit an application: use the APPLY button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Resume and Cover letter addressing the criteria. 

Closing Date:  14 May 2021 

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment  
Job Ref: JB000042

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