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Careers at GenV

Ready to work in one of the world’s most exciting children’s research projects? In a dynamic collaborative space, where you can grasp new opportunities.

GenV is the largest children’s cohort ever to be planned in Australia, with the aim of solving complex problems facing children today. It hopes to lead to new discoveries, new ways to predict and treat problems, and better or safer care for children. GenV is led from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, one of the top five children’s research institutes internationally.

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), based at the Melbourne Children’s Campus, is the largest child health research organisation in Australia. It includes Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute. Its Vision and Mission is to be a major global contributor to the creation of knowledge and to obtain knowledge to improve the health of children.

Through GenV, we hope to reveal how genes, biology, adversity, social systems and services together shape a child’s life, and — through embedding and testing interventions — how to set the best possible path. No other initiative has achieved this at scale.

Are you ready to join us?


Current vacancies at GenV

  • GenV Recruiters [multiple opportunities AVAILABLE, closing date 15/01/2021]

GenV Recruiters are “the face” of GenV in the hospital community and will be instrumental in the success of the project. Your role focuses on visiting parents or guardians of newborn babies, inviting them to participate in GenV. Visits with families are mostly conducted face-to-face and will occur shortly after babies are born in hospital. Successful recruitment of participants is a key component of this whole-of-state study and requires effective communication skills and detailed knowledge of the study design and outcome measures.

Our GenV Recruiters are highly motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills and an approachable, enthusiastic manner, to enable successful recruitment of families. You will be sensitive to complex and stressful situations, and comfortable in hospital settings with newborn babies. As part of the recruitment team, GenV Recruiters will report to the local GenV Area Manager and work as part of a team in the hospital environment. GenV Recruiters will engage and work closely with members of the clinical ward staff and the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) teams.

This opportunity is well suited to people with experience in midwifery, nursing, allied health, or as carers. There are multiple vacancies of role based in clinical settings across Melbourne and Victoria. The position is offered part-time (0.4 – 0.8EFT), with flexible hours over a 7 day roster.

You can find more information and apply here.