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Senior Neuroscience Biobank and Database Manager

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 6 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 42360
  • Category: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Full Time, 38 hours per week. 12 month Contract
  • Scientist Grade 2/3
  • The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne.

The Department

The Department of Neuroscience was established in 2017, in strong partnership with the Alfred Health, as the first dedicated University academic department of neuroscience in Australia. The mission of the Department is to undertake high quality, internationally significant, research, research training and teaching across a broad range of basic and clinical neuroscience fields, and to translate these to improve treatment and outcomes of patients with neurological diseases. It has grown to now have 24 research groups, over 200 staff and students (including >40 PhD students), >$20M in research income in 2020 with an additional >$3.5 M in clinical trials income. The Department undertakes basic/fundamental and clinical neuroscience research and research training relevant to a broad range of neurological and related disciplines, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory conditions, neuroophthalmology, headache and pain, neuroimaging, neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, dementing disorders, neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain tumours, stroke and traumatic brain injury/spinal cord injury.

The Role

The Senior Biobank and Database Manager is an opportunity to lead a growing infrastructure of biobanking and clinical research databases/registries in the Department, including responsibility for leading a team of two junior scientists. This includes Biobanks and clinical databases collected from patients treated by the Alfred Brain Units (Neurosurgery, Neurology, Epilepsy, MSNI and MAPrc), and samples/data from collaborators of researchers in the Department of Neuroscience. The Senior Biobank and Database Manager will take overall responsibility for the efficient and quality operations of the neuroscience biobanks and databases/registries, ensure appropriate ethical approval for the sample and data collection and use of the samples, assist with relevant HREC applications, assist with clinical data collection and sample processing, and supervise the junior biobank and database scientists in the team.


  • Strong commitment to neurological research
  • Experience in processing and biobanking biological specimens
  • Experience in clinical databases/registries
  • Experience in writing applications to Human Ethics & Research Committees for human biosamples.
  • Appreciation of multidisciplinary team working
  • A conciliatory approach to solving problems
  • Resilience and confidence
  • Accurate information and advice
  • Unquestionable ethics and honesty
  • Values consistent with Alfred Health’s Beliefs


An attractive salary, and opportunity to have leadership role in a dynamic, world leading, clinical trials team.

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

All enquiries to Prof. Terence O’Brien, Head, Central Clinical School and Director Alfred Brain (; Prof. Helmut Butzkueven, Director of Neurology, Alfred Brain, and Head, Department of Neuroscience Monash University (, and Professor Patrick Kwan, Director of Epilepsy, Alfred Brain, and Professor of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience Monash University (

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closed 6 days ago - 19 Oct 2021