Programme Manager - Rakeiora Pathfinder Programme
Closing Date : 08 Dec 2019
DEPARTMENT of WOMEN'S and CHILDREN'S HEALTH
DUNEDIN SCHOOL of MEDICINE
About the Programme
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is funding a Genomics Aotearoa programme entitled 'Rakeiora - A pathfinder for genomic medicine in Aotearoa'. This programme is led by research partners - the University of Otago, the University of Auckland, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) and Ngāti Porou Hauora. The aim is to explore, through participatory action research methodology, protocols and processes which will develop and deliver a platform that enables research into genomics-informed precision medicine in the primary healthcare and hospital based healthcase sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The programme is divided into two major streams of activity - a tertiary care based project led out of Auckland that focuses on genomic precision medicine in oncology, and a primary care-based set of projects in the Tairawhiti district - that are supported by scientists based in Wellington, Dunedin and Tairawhiti. The role of Programme Manager will interface with both streams of Action Learning. Ideally the appointee will be based in Dunedin, although this is open to discussion, and availability to travel at times will be important.
We are seeking a Programme Manager to manage a Genomics Aotearoa research programme entitled 'Rakeiora - A Pathfinder for Genomic Medicine in Aotearoa'. This offers an exciting opportunity to provide oversight and direction to a new, high profile and cutting-edge area of research which will benefit New Zealand
This role will lead the coordination of the research strategy for the programme by identifying factors that promote cohesion between participating scientific and community teams, including liaison with key stakeholders, in particular Māori partners and collaborators. The breadth of activity in this scientific programme (encompassing tertiary and primary healthcare, genomics, IT and a heavy emphasis on congruence with Te Ao Māori), offers an exciting opportunity for the Programme Manager to provide oversight and direction to a new, high profile and cutting-edge area of research which will benefit New Zealand.
The Successful applicant will interface with both streams of Action Learning. Ideally the appointee will be based in Dunedin, although this is open to discussion, and availability to travel at times will be important.
Your Skills and Experience
It is essential that applicants have experience in a clinical research environment and a demonstrated understanding of the tertiary and primary care healthcare environment together with experience of working positively and effectively with Māori organisations. They must also be highly motivated, capable of independent work, as well as performing well in a team.
Applicants must have:
- A postgraduate qualification (MSc, PhD or equivalent) or significant experience in a similar capacity in a relevant health or science-related research speciality.
- Familiarity and expertise with the principles, culture and tikanga within Te Ao Māori.
- Track record of successful management of medium to large multidisciplinary projects or programmes.
- Experience in a clinical research environment or a demonstrated understanding of the teritary and primary care healthcare environment.
- Demonstrated experience of working positively and effectively with Māori organisations.
This is a full-time (1FTE), fixed-term position from 1 February 2020 until 31 December 2021.
Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Stephen Robertson, Clinical Genetics Group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago.
Ideally, this role will be based in Dunedin, however, we are open to an appointment in another New Zealand city by negotiation.
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
- Curriculum vitae.
- Cover letter.
- Three referee contact details.
To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1902240 will close on Sunday, 8th December 2019.
To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1902240
Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
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