Contract, Sydney

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to reducing the impact of melanoma through research, treatment, and education. MIA is a national network of melanoma researchers and clinicians primarily based in Sydney at the Poche Centre – the world’s largest melanoma research and treatment facility – with offices also in Perth, WA, Wagga Wagga, NSW and Hobart, Tasmania.

We’re looking for a passionate Medical Writer to join our Research Team.

The Medical Writer will contribute to melanoma research at MIA, aligning with the Institute’s research strategy. The role will involve working closely with Professor Georgina Long and her world-leading melanoma research team to draft, edit and submit journal articles, protocols and grants. This position will also provide material for oral and poster presentations, perform literature searches and collaborate with researchers in collecting and organising data, preparing figures and illustrations, and liaising between authors and publishers.

About you:

  • Manages the preparation of documentation for publications and presentations aligned to the research program objectives
  • Oversees the consolidation of data/information for inclusion in publications and presentations.
  • Source information, research and prepare drafts for research publications and presentations including preparing literary reviews and carrying out theoretical research to support the overall research objectives
  • Review and summarise academic literature complementing the research work
  • Assist in drafting grants
  • Assist fellows, registrars and research students with the preparation of articles for publication, and of oral and poster conference presentations
  • Data entry and review of spreadsheets of oncology patient data
  • Liaise with data team, statistical team, lab scientists, co-medical directors EAs, translational Lab manager and clinicians

Nice to have, but not essential:

  • You have a passion for health or medicine
  • Your strong written communication skills are matched with excellent attention to detail
  • You have strong administrative skills, including a basic understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Your excellent interpersonal skills enable you to work comfortably with a variety of stakeholders, including senior clinicians, sponsors, patients and vendors.
  • You take initiative and can work with minimal supervision
  • You are highly organised and have a perfectionist ethic

This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your career and skills in a globally recognised medical research institute that is making a real difference to lives of patients with melanoma. Knowing your role is contributing to improving outcomes for cancer patients is deeply satisfying.

This role is a full-time fixed term role, but we are open to a 4 day a week part time fixed term role, dependent on the candidate.

Only applicants with full working rights within Australia should apply. As this role is based in a medical facility, applicants will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

If this role sounds like a good fit for you, please email your CV and a cover letter addressing your experience as per the criteria listed in the “About you” section, using the link below.

Role may be open until 3 June 2022 unless a suitable candidate is found before then.

Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please no recruitment agencies.

Please send your resume and cover letter using the link below.

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