Principal Scientist - Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics

Organization
Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics
Job Location
384 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Australia
Salary
$150,000
Benefits

14% superannuation (pension) contribuition

Tax free benefits

Salary packaging

Job Description


The Garvan Institute is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutions with approximately 500 scientists, students and support staff working in research programs in Cancer, Diabetes & Obesity, Immunology & Inflammation, Genome Informatics, Osteoporosis, and Neuroscience.

 

The Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics is the largest genome sequencing facility in the Southern Hemisphere. It features state-of-the-art sequencing, laboratory automation and high performance computing infrastructure, including the Illumina HiSeq X-Ten. With capacity to sequence up to 18,000 whole human genomes per year, KCCG is Australia’s premium provider of whole genome sequencing. The primary focus of KCCG is to produce and market a state-of-the-art genomic pathology service

With the exponential growth of KCCG, there is now a need for a Principal Scientist to provide supervision and leadership of the sequencing laboratory and production informatics group. The Principal Scientist will play a critical role in the introduction of whole-genome-sequencing based genomic pathology into the Australian market and planned expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.

Key accountabilities of this role entail supervision of all laboratory activities, including sample reception, quality control, sequencing, load management, regulatory compliance, automation, LIMS, and bioinformatics. In addition, the Principal Scientist will have responsibility for the professional, scientific, organisational, and administrative matters relating to the services offered by the laboratory.

 

 

 

Requirements

To be considered for this position candidates will possess the following keys skills and experience:

 

  • A Masters or PhD in Medical Sciences or Medical Doctor, preferably with specialist training in pathology or genetics through recognised qualification by the RCPA or HGSA (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated prior experience in genomics, biotechnology or similar research field in any leadership capacity.
  • Strong skills in managing a multi-disciplinary team, recruitment and team building, preferably in life science or pathology.
  • Experience in clinical product development, ideally in pathology
  • Experience in business development and client relationship management
  • Experience in overseeing quality control in a regulated (ISO) environment
  • Ability to develop, manage and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communications skills.
  • Acute technical analytic skills.
  • Highly developed skills in meeting facilitation and leadership.
  • Strong project management skills
How to Apply

Remuneration for this position is competitive and commensurate on experience with additional salary packaging benefits. The position is based at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, a joint initiative of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent’s Hospital, located in inner-city Darlinghurst.

http://kinghorncancercentre.com. The Kinghorn is rapidly developing expertise and large capacity in cancer genomics and informatics and will provide a supportive and collaborative working environment.

For further details, please contact Prof Marcel Dinger by email: [email protected]

How to apply

Please submit your application by visiting our career site: www.garvan.org.au/careers

In addition to your CV and cover letter please also attach relevant qualifications.

About Our Organization


The Garvan Institute is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutions with approximately 500 scientists, students and support staff working in research programs in Cancer, Diabetes & Obesity, Immunology & Inflammation, Genome Informatics, Osteoporosis, and Neuroscience.

 

The Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics is the largest genome sequencing facility in the Southern Hemisphere. It features state-of-the-art sequencing, laboratory automation and high performance computing infrastructure, including the Illumina HiSeq X-Ten. With capacity to sequence up to 18,000 whole human genomes per year, KCCG is Australia’s premium provider of whole genome sequencing. The primary focus of KCCG is to produce and market a state-of-the-art genomic pathology service

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