Unit Leader, Research Coordination (CED.194)
- Join an internationally renowned cancer research group aiming to identify the causes of cancer, to inform prevention
- Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
- Flexible, supportive environment
- Full time, continuing position – St Kilda Road, Melbourne
About your environment
Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.
The Cancer Epidemiology Division (CED) conducts a broad range of research aimed at expanding our understanding of the factors that contribute to or protect against the development of cancer, or survival following a cancer diagnosis. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, dieticians, data managers and support staff, committed to understanding how to improve our efforts at cancer control. CED research is based on several research platforms and programs including the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (Health 2020) and the Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study.
About your opportunity
We are seeking a Unit Leader, Research Coordination to join the Leadership Team of the Cancer Epidemiology Division (CED). Reporting to the Manager position your role is to:
- Oversee the conduct of CED’s research platforms, including the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (Health 2020) and the Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study
- Inspire and empower the Research Coordination Unit, comprising the ABC Study Team and Cohort Maintenance Team, by developing capability in leadership, project management, innovation and study participant engagement
- Support compliance with Australian privacy legislation and the ethical conduct of human research, including ethical considerations involving human biospecimens and genomic data
- Manage financial activities relevant to the ABC Study and Cohort Maintenance
- Liaise with external stakeholders, including data custodians, biorepository staff, potential funding body representatives and research collaborators
All about you
We are looking for someone with:
- A tertiary degree in a relevant field
- Substantial experience in a research or public health environment, including managing research studies involving human participants
- Demonstrated experience leading and managing staff
- Demonstrated understanding of Australian privacy legislation and ethical considerations that underpin the responsible conduct of epidemiological research
What we can offer you
- A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development
- The opportunity to make a positive impact on the prevention of cancer
- A base salary within range $91,393 - $108,147 pa plus superannuation and not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free) https://www.accesspay.com.au/employee/what-is-salary-packaging/
- A range of wellness initiatives such as an employee assistance programs, flu vaccination, mental and general well-being support, and discounted health insurance.
To apply and for more info
To apply for this opportunity, download a Position Description and upload your Resume and Cover Letter. Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Professor Roger Milne on (03) 9514 6293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.
All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check (as required).
Applications close 31 January 2023
Cancer Council Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting and retaining employees who reflect the rich diversity of our community. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.