Full time, Wagga Wagga

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to melanoma research, care and education with offices in Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Perth and Hobart. MIA is strongly supportive of the provision of skin cancer detection and care services in regional Australia.

The Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID) is a cohort study investigating the provision of a national network of cutting-edge skin imaging technology to advance the detection and management of melanoma.

MIA is already a partner on the ACEMID cohort study with one of the 3D Total Body Photography machines located at its main patient facility in Sydney. We were one of the first sites to open and to date have enrolled more than 900 participants to the study.

MIA has been at the forefront of trying to improve and increase the availability of melanoma services in regional centres. MIA merged with Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust in Wagga Wagga in 2020. Since the merger, MIA has increased the capacity of melanoma nursing services, furthered education of the public and school students, undertaken various clinical symposiums in the region and opened melanoma clinical trials. MIA has now also established a new clinical site at Suite 15, 2 Docker Street, Wagga Wagga NSW. It is at this site that its second ACEMID machine is located.

MIA is seeking a committed clinical research assistant/melanographer to run the ACEMID project in Wagga Wagga. They will be supported locally by an administration manager and by the experienced and dedicated dermatology team based at MIA in Sydney. As part of this role, the research assistant will see patients, check eligibility and obtain consent for projects, organise appointments, obtain medical photography including total body photography, lesion selection for clinical and dermoscopic photography as advised by the supervising clinician, updating clinicians of any findings, updating study documents and research databases. They will work closely with the MIA team based at Wagga Wagga, visiting general practitioners and liaise with MIA’s ACEMID study team and dermatologists based in Sydney.

Key Selection Criteria

-Tertiary qualifications in a health-related field (including junior medical officer, nursing background, science graduates)
-Team player with strong organisational skills
-High-level communication skills, with excellent attention to detail
-Excellent time management skills

Desirable Criteria

-Postgraduate qualification and experience in melanography
-Experience in a dermatology practice using dermoscopy
-Prior experience in melanography and lesion selection
-Experience in clinical trials or health research projects
-Proficiency in understanding histopathology reports related to skin cancer and skin lesions

This is a permanent full time role. 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.

Applications are open until 5 June 2024 unless a suitable candidate is found in the meantime.

Due to the overwhelming response we are currently having to advertising our roles, we will only be contacting candidates we wish to interview. Please no recruitment agencies.

If this role sounds like a suitable fit for you, please send us your CV and a cover letter addressing your experience via the Seek link below.

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