Research Fellow, Breast Cancer Programs

Camperdown, Australia
$113,184 - $134,403 (pro-rata for part time) + 17% superannuation
07 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Part time or Full time (0.6 - 1 FTE), fixed term 2-year contract
  • Lead the way in breast cancer prevention alongside a team of expert researchers at the Daffodil Centre
  • Base Salary $113,184 - $134,403 (pro-rata for part time) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Daffodil Centre is a world-leading research centre on cancer control and policy, contributing to policy decisions and real-world improvements in cancer control. The Daffodil Centre combines the complementary strengths of the University of Sydney and the Cancer Council NSW; this partnership has created an unparalleled centre of national and international research excellence where research results in real-world improvements in cancer control.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join the Breast Cancer Clinical & Population Health stream as a Research Fellow, to contribute to health services research with a focus on prevention. You will have the opportunity to support and co-lead existing public health research in breast cancer and have the chance to work autonomously to develop independent research areas in breast cancer screening and prevention.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Co-lead and potentially lead on research work in breast cancer prevention, including a cancer screening trial under plan in collaboration with Breast Screening Programs, or other, large, cohort studies
  • provide direction and mentorship to Level A researchers in the team and post-graduate students
  • design, partake, and undertake public health and epidemiological studies and breast cancer prevention research
  • seek out research synergies and network within and outside the Daffodil Centre research streams
  • actively contribute to research through clinical trial activities and real-world implementation studies.

About you

  • hold a PhD or equivalent post-graduate qualification (desirable to be in public health or epidemiology or related fields)
  • track-record in peer-reviewed publications (independently or as part of a team)
  • strong understanding of relevant research methods such as epidemiology, evidence-based cancer care or screening research
  • clinical trials or health services research with ability to work autonomously or in a team when needed
  • prevention research experience in relevant fields with skills in managing data sets, ethics applications, and coordination of project-specific tasks
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Wednesday 21 June 2023 11:59 PM