External Employment Opportunities

Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator - National Centre for Indigenous Genomics

Position overview

The National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) was established in 2013 to manage an exceptional collection of biological samples obtained from approximately 7,000 Indigenous Australians. The samples were collected for research purposes from the 1960s to the early 1990s.

NCIG intends to become an internationally important resource "for high quality research with substantial beneficial outcomes for the Indigenous people of Australia" and "a model for the conduct of genetic research with Indigenous populations both in Australia and elsewhere in the world".

Engagement with Indigenous communities is central to NCIG's operations.

NCIG is seeking to appoint an Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator to manage the community engagement program commencing with communities in Western Australia and, over time to be extended to other Indigenous communities in the Nothern Territory and Queensland.

The position will be based in Canberra, and will involve extensive travel to remote locations. If you have experience and/ or a demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, the ability to manage digital and document archives we would welcome an application from you. Familiarity with genetics and genome science, and/or Indigenous health will be highly regarded.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For more information contact Michael Dobbie on (02) 6125 9117 or michael.dobbie@anu.edu.au

For more information see the job advertisement here.