First listed on: 15 January 2019

Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) Data Coordinator 

  • Be part of the Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) research team based at Sydney Vital
  • Located at Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Full time, 12-month Fixed Term position with the possibility of extensions and base salary $73k p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The data coordinator will be part of the Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) research team based at Sydney Vital, located at the Royal North Shore Hospital. The main purpose of the position is the maintenance of the NET Registry to a high standard of accuracy and completeness.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a NET (Neuroendocrine Tumour) Data Coordinator who has:

  • Life Sciences/Information Technology graduate (or equivalent) or, relevant experience working in a hospital/pharmaceutical/research environment
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic patient information management systems, preferably within a hospital environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well within a team of diverse staff and to work autonomously, using initiative and judgement
  • Familiarity with a wide range of medical terminology
  • Extensive data entry skills and ability to manage a high workload
  • Proven experience in the use of Microsoft Office based applications, including Excel spreadsheets and Word processing
  • Highly developed skills in prioritisation, organisation and effective time management with the ability to self-manage many concurrent activities of a diverse nature
  • Knowledge of privacy and confidentiality legislative requirements and the ability to work confidentially whilst exercising discretion and adhering to relevant organisational policies.

About us

Sydney Vital (the Northern Translational Cancer Research Centre) is situated on the campus of Royal North Shore Hospital. The Centre has been jointly funded by Cancer Institute NSW (CINSW) and the University of Sydney. Current Sydney Vital partner institutions include: University of Sydney, Macquarie University, Kolling Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) and Mater Hospital.

The goal of Sydney Vital is to develop a rich multi-disciplinary environment for translational cancer research from bench-top to bedside.

Our objectives are to:

  • Build a supportive research governance structure to facilitate research collaborations;
  • Standardise processes for identifying the right questions that align with the NSW Health priorities;
  • Develop, maintain and add to essential research infrastructure;
  • Facilitate comprehensive research training and educational programs and community engagement;
  • Integrate cancer researchers and clinicians from multiple sites and disciplines into translational research programs ultimately directed towards cancer control;
  • Facilitate the collection of data from clinicians and research groups;
  • Expand the tumour banking capacity of sites associated with the centre;
  • Develop a self-sustaining funding model for the future via leveraged funding strategies and philanthropy.

Sydney Vital brings together a highly motivated group of experienced cancer researchers, both pre-clinical and clinical, along with surgeons, physicians, allied health and oncologists to undertake translational cancer research which will ultimately lead to improved survival and quality of life for cancer patients. It aims to develop a pipeline of preclinical and clinical research activities to achieve this. Sydney Vital is in need of a Data Coordinator to assist with our NET programme.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2291/1118F-1 to apply.

Closing date: 28 January 11.30pm

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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