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Australian Red Cross Blood Service


Sydney, NSW

Wage Range

Closing Date

7/07/2016 12:00 PM

Contact Name

Dr June Lee or Dr Hung-Sing Yang


Sydney Processing Centre, NSW


(08) 6213 5907 or (02) 9234 2298


Australian Red Cross Blood Service - Project Coordinator

Job |

  • ​​​​Part time one year contract – 22.8 hours per week – Sydney
  • Clinical Service and Research
  • Sydney Processing Centre

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service​ is entrusted with the supply of blood in Australia. We collect and process life-saving blood products for patients in need.

Within a professional and close-knit team, you will be responsible for a comprehensive review of the deferral policy in relation to transgender donors.

Your challenge is to provide scientific support, assemble facts and evidence to be presented to the DPU and the Review Committee.

Primary Purpose of Role
​A comprehensive review of the deferral policy in relation to transgender donors is being conducted, with a stronger and clearer rationale and evidence basis. This will improve the organisation’s service to gender diverse donors while protecting blood recipients, and facilitate appropriate responses to the regular correspondence the Blood Service receives on this issue.

This comprehensive review will reassure the public, including the transgender community that the Blood Service’s donor deferral policy is based on evidence of transfusion transmissible infection risks and has taken into account state and commonwealth legislation and the views of relevant support organisations.

The Project Coordinator will provide scientific support; assemble facts and evidence to be presented to the DPU and the Review Committee. The person will also compile agenda papers, facilitate and coordinate internal and external meetings.

You will have:

  • Tertiary Scientific qualification
  • Knowledge of transgender behaviours
  • Knowledge of the epidemiology of blood borne infectious disease pathogens particularly HIV, hepatitis B and C
  • Scientific analytical skills including but not limited to undertaking comprehensive literature searches High standard of written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

You will also be:

  • Statistical training or high level expertise
  • Experienced in design/development/application of health based risk modelling
  • A proven research background
  • ​Able to deliver within expected timeframes
  • Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with:
  • Pride that your work will impact lives for the better
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Corporate rates for private health insurance

As part of the recruitment process, you may be required to participate in relevant National Police, Employment History and/or Professional Membership and Qualification checks and validation of Australian Work Rights, prior to offer of employment at the Blood Service.

The Blood Service is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

For further details on this position please contact Dr June Lee (08) 62135907 or Dr Hung-Sing Yang (02) 9234 2298

​Applications for this role close 7 July 2016


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