Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel

Part time and Maximum Term

  • Newly created position to join a leader in translational cancer research
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per annum
  • Flexible working hours, hybrid working model
  • Rare part-time role, 2-3 days per week, maximum term

 

About the position

The Office of the General Counsel sits within the wider Research Support Services team, providing expert, timely and efficient services to our cancer researchers to enable them to focus on and get the best out of their research.

We are seeking a mid -level or more senior Legal Counsel with a minimum of about 3 years post qualification experience to work in our legal team. The Legal Counsel will work closely with scientific, research and research support staff in the provision of and in the preparation, negotiation and execution of agreements and in the provision of legal advice on a range of legal matters in supporting the Institute’s research activities.

This position works closely with other members of the legal team, researchers, and other units including Innovation & Commercialisation, Grants and the Clinical Trials unit to ensure agreements entered into by the Institute are appropriately risk managed and consistent with research objectives.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Negotiating, preparing and managing a range of commercial agreements including confidentiality agreements, licenses, services agreements and procurement agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements to facilitate research and related activities including research agreements, agreements for the transfer of materials and data, funding and grant agreements with government, philanthropic funding bodies and commercial organisations and also agreements related to intellectual property management, ownership and protection
  • Appropriately triage and action matters received via the Legal helpdesk
  • Monitoring changes in legislation and assessing their impact on the Institute
  • Managing the contract management system and provide continuous improvement
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of an internal training program for all staff

 

About You

This opportunity will suit applicants with around 3 to 6 years PQE, or possibly more senior applicants, with legal qualifications, such as a Bachelor or Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent qualification, and experience in commercial contracts with good drafting skills.

In addition, you will have:

  • Excellent rapport building skills and the ability to maintain solid working relationships with internal (researchers, support team) and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise, manage expectations, deadlines and deliver within an appropriate timeframe
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Good influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

 

A technical background or tertiary qualifications in science would be highly regarded, as would some experience in research or collaboration contracting or other intellectual property-related agreements.

We offer workplace benefits including a hybrid working model, generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

Please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-093/2022 to Marnie Manning, General Counsel, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Applications close 5 December 2022


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Full time and Maximum Term

  • Exciting postdoctoral research opportunity with newly established lab
  • Full time and fixed term for 12 months
  • Generous staff benefits including salary packaging to $18,550

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (the Institute) is a leader in the development of experimental and breakthrough cancer treatments. We investigate and develop treatments for cancers of the breast, bowel, lung, melanoma, prostate, liver, gastrointestinal tract and brain.

 

Our priority is to outsmart cancer.

Our vision is to help people live better with cancer and defeat it.

Our mission is to discover and develop breakthrough cancer therapies to provide the best health outcomes for patients.

 

About the position

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is based within the Tumour Progression and Heterogeneity Laboratory of the  Cancer Biology and Therapy Program. The laboratory aims to understand the biological properties of cancer clones, to prevent their dissemination and design new combination therapies for the treatment of advanced disease.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Lab’s aim at identifying the mechanisms associated with tumour progression and drug resistance
  • Laboratory research, including but not limited to:
    • Track the cellular and molecular events associated with tumour expansion in metastatic disease, taking into consideration the impact of the tumour microenvironment
    • Develop new pre-clinical models of breast cancer for drug discoveries
  • Be able to work on a suite of projects which investigate the cellular and molecular basis of cancer progression and drug resistance using cancer cell lines, patient samples and mouse models. In brief, the work will involve a range of emerging technologies such as single cell sequencing, cellular barcoding and imaging
  • Develop an innovative research program based on these themes, publish the work in a timely manner, secure ongoing funding and initiate experiments and collaborations necessary to achieve the successful completion of this project
  • Collaborate with other members of the team and external researchers.
  • Present data in internal/external meetings, and at national and international conferences.
  • Commitment to training and supervision of other group members, including staff and students (Honours/PhD).
  • Seek competitive external funding and contribute to the writing of grant applications.
  • Writing of successful application to the relevant OGTR and Animal Ethics Committee(s).
  • Participate and support engagement activities within the institute and the wider cancer biology community.

 

About you

The successful candidate must be self-motivated and independent, possess an enquiring mind with exceptional organisational and time management skills,. You hold yourself to a high standard and expect optimal performance of yourself and your team.

In addition, you must have the following:

  • A PhD in cellular or molecular biology
  • Flow cytometry (staining and analysis)
  • Working with mouse models
  • Microscopy and in vivo imaging
  • Tissue culture (cell culture, virus production, transfection, and infection)
  • Molecular biology (Cloning / western blot analysis / immunohistochemistry / RT-PCR / DNA and RNA sequencing)
  • Computer skills (Word processing, PowerPoint, Excel, database use, EndNote, Illustrator, Prism) and data analysis skills (optional)
  • Excellent publication record (first author papers)
  • Experience with writing grants and ethics applications
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and a demanding schedule
  • Good interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor / supervise junior research members
  • Ability to work to the highest ethical and professional standards

We offer workplace benefits including generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

 

To Apply:

Please forward your completed application, quoting reference number ONJCRI-092/2022 to Associate Professor Delphine Merino, Tumour Progression and Heterogeneity Lab, at jobs@onjcri.org.au, with the following information:

  • Your cover letter, stating why you would be a good fit for the role;
  • Your CV;
  • 3 referee details (referees will only be contacted after interview).

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Closing date: 5 December 2022


IT Systems Administrator

IT Systems Administrator

Full time and Maximum Term

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (the Institute) is a leader in the development of experimental and breakthrough cancer treatments. We investigate and develop treatments for cancers of the breast, bowel, lung, melanoma, prostate, liver, gastrointestinal tract and brain.

Our priority is to outsmart cancer.

Our vision is to help people live better with cancer and defeat it.

Our mission is to discover and develop breakthrough cancer therapies to provide the best health outcomes for patients.

 

About the position

The IT team sits within the Research Support team which provides timely and efficient research support services to our cancer researchers to enable them to focus on and get the best out of their research. Working alongside the IT Manager and the IT Support Engineer, The IT Systems Administrator will be primarily responsible for maintaining the operational effectiveness of the ONJCRI’s infrastructure systems and service. This ranges across the whole of infrastructure including physical and virtual servers, desktop environments, networks, firewalls and cloud based services.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Perform daily system and network monitoring, verifying the availability and security of all hardware, servers, systems and key processes
  • Install, maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot hardware and software across the IT infrastructure
  • Administration and monitoring of Exchange, Active Directory, Azure AD, Group Policy, Intune, Storage, Servers, Patching, Databases, Scripts, Security (Firewall, System, Endpoint), Network, VPN, DNS, DHCP
  • Support the design and building of O365 solutions covering Exchange Online, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams
  • Troubleshoot network and applications issues end to end
  • Assist in the successful implementation of IT improvement projects

 

About you

A true client service oriented professional, you are a hard-working and dedicated team player who thrives in a collaborative and supportive team environment. You relish in independently trouble shooting problems in a proactive, efficient and effective manner and providing durable solutions for your clients. This role will suit a self-motivated, people-orientated, collaborative and friendly individual with excellent problem solving and root cause analysis abilities.

Your essential experience will include:

  • Strong knowledge of implementing, operating and developing IT operations best practices, including security, storage, data protection and disaster recovery
  • Administration of Microsoft Active Directory, servers, storage (SAN, DAS), networks, patch deployment and backup/archive/recovery
  • Hyper V Microsoft virtualisation platform
  • Microsoft 365 environment administration
  • Firewall, VPN and network administration
  • Managing Endpoint Protection policies
  • Installing, supporting and troubleshooting PC and Apple Mac based hardware and operating systems
  • Supporting a range of software applications, including Microsoft Office, Endnote, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/Acrobat, PRISM and administration and accounting packages.
  • Responding Endpoint Protection security events and identifying suspicious email

We offer workplace benefits including generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

 

To apply:

 

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details (referees will only be contacted after interview), addressing the key accountabilities and experience within the position description, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-091/2022 to Peter Lawry, IT Manager, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au


Clinical Project Manager

Clinical Project Manager

Full time and Maximum Term

  • Exciting role within Australia’s premiere site for clinical trials
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Full time – onsite role

About the position

The Clinical Project Manager will facilitate the implementation, conduct, completion and reporting of clinical studies sponsored by the ONJCRI. This includes trial monitoring, ongoing trial administrative support, and maintaining positive and transparent relationships with key stakeholders including sponsors, contract research organisations, clinicians and government/regulatory bodies.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Ongoing monitoring and support of the Institute’s clinical studies, including:
    • Site implementation of Protocols, Informed Consent forms and Investigator Brochures, Case Report Forms.
    • Human research ethics and governance submissions for applicable studies (including laboratory based studies).
    • Monitoring of trial-related duties and responsibilities to trial-related staff.
    • Study registration, site initiation, monitoring and management.
    • Establish and maintain Trial Master File and Investigator Site File.
    • Data handling, record keeping, retrieval and clarification, and archiving.
    • Investigator meeting preparation/participation.
    • Safety reporting process for study sites.
    • Study status tracking, study file maintenance and archiving.
  • Conduct/attend monitoring visits, including site initiation and close-out visits, as required.
  • Contribute to the development of trial specific monitoring procedures and standards and ensure consistent implementation.
  • Contribute to the preparation, review, updating and training of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Contribute to the preparation and review of all applicable ethics and regulatory documents, and manuals.

About you

Tertiary qualified (preferably in Biomedical, Health Sciences, RN or equivalent) you will have an outstanding ability to multitask with exceptional organisational and time management skills.  Your excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills ensure that all key stakeholder requirements are met and you will contribute significantly to the successful completion of the clinical studies in a timely manner.

In addition, you will have:

  • Prior experience in time/project/budget/management.
  • Solid understanding of clinical studies, including protocol development, monitoring, site management and data management.
  • Experience in oncology and/or nuclear medicine studies.
  • Experience with Remote Data Capture systems, preferably REDCap, Medidata RAVE or equivalent.
  • Expert knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines provided by the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) and applicable regulatory requirements under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Australian guridelines.
  • Expert knowledge of national ethics submission systems and essential documents.
  • Ability to perform ICH-GCP and other regulatory compliant monitoring of clinical studies.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient level of computer literacy in MS Office environment, particularly Excel.

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We offer workplace benefits including generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

To apply:

Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details (references of the preferred will only be contacted after interview), quoting the reference number ONJCRI-090/2022 to Dr. Jodie Palmer, Senior Manager Clinical Operations, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 21 October 2022


Grants Officer

Grants Officer

Full time and Maximum Term

  • Truly collaborative, hands-on role
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible hours/ Hybrid work

About the position

The Grants Officer will lead all aspects of the grant management process throughout the lifecycle (from pre to post award), collaborating with researchers in the preparation of high-quality written applications for grants and fellowships. Through your passion and understanding of the medical research sector or academia, you will be responsible for developing the strategy which will support our researchers in identifying and applying for grants aligned to the Institute’s strategic objectives and in support of the Institute’s growth agenda.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to focus on value contribution and to apply diverse skills to enhance research outcomes and sustainability.

About you

Applicants should be tertiary qualified in biological or medical sciences, preferably with a higher degree qualification and combined with relevant experience working in the medical research or university sector in a grants administration/management role. You will have extensive knowledge of the research sector and apply a ‘strategic lens’ on how you approach philanthropic and Australian competitive granting schemes to grow the research capacity of the Institute.

You will possess exceptional writing and editing skills, enabling you to present complex scientific content in a clear and concise manner. Also essential are demonstrated research facilitation skills, and a proven ability to form close working relationships with key stakeholders and implement effective engagement strategies to raise awareness and support the development and understanding of external funding and partnership considerations.

We offer workplace benefits including a hybrid, flexible working model, generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

To Apply:

Please forward your completed application, quoting reference number ONJCRI-089/2022 to Dr. Khay-Lin Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, at jobs@onjcri.org.au, with the following information:

  • Your cover letter, stating why you would be a good fit for the role;
  • Your CV;
  • 3 referee details (referees will only be contacted after interview).

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.