Genomics Project Officer

Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Job Location
384 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Competitive Salary + 10% Super + NFP Salary Packaging

You’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary, 10% Superannuation and attractive salary packaging options to increase your take home pay, Full time hours for a 3 year fixed term contract. Not to mention working with a pioneering supportive Manager, fun and friendly work environment in state of the art modern building and facilities, on-site café, social club and close to restaurants, cafes and public transport.

Job Description

The Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) was established by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research to deliver and interpret genome sequences for clinical use and to translate the benefits of genome sequencing into routine healthcare. KCCG was among the first three sites in the world to acquire the Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing platform, capable of sequencing 150 whole human genomes every three days. KCCG aims to be a clinically-accredited provider of whole human genomes in 2015.

In July, the NSW Health Minister announced the Sydney Genomics Collaborative, which aims to sequence thousands of human genomes at KCCG over the next four years. As its research and clinical projects continue to grow, the Centre has a vacancy for a dedicated Genomics Project Officer to manage the projects and relationships of KCCG.

The Genomics Project Officer will be responsible for development, conduct and completion of research and clinical projects in KCCG. This senior position represents an exciting opportunity to engage across all levels in the implementation of clinical genomics in the Australian healthcare system.


The successful candidate will possess the following key skills and attributes:

  • A MSc or PhD degree in a relevant area of science and experience in genomics
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated success in a similar previous role
  • Ability to develop, manage and maintain internal and external relationships
  • Highly developed meeting facilitation skills and written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills and strategic thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work flexibly in
small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Proficient in use of the Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint


The following experience is highly desirable:

  • Working with clinical pathology services
  • Writing and reporting on human ethics applications
  • Leading and managing teams and mentoring staff
About Our Organization

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, with over 600 scientists, students and support staff.  We pioneer study into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today, including cancer, neurodegenerative and mental diseases, disorders of the immune system, diabetes and obesity, osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders.

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