Research / Senior Research Fellow in Cancer Genomics and Health Services Research

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super
06 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job no: 0059561
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time;  Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of General Practice and Primary Care
Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
Level C - $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Unique opportunity for a postdoc to lead cancer genomics research with prestigious institutions.
  • Collaborate on cutting-edge projects in health services and genomics, shaping the future of cancer care.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

This is a re-advertised role; previous applicants need not apply.

About the Role

This role, co-funded by the University of Melbourne, is part of a collaborative effort with the MyBRISK Centre of Research Excellence and Genomics Technologies Limited. It seeks a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in health services research, implementation science, or epidemiology, focusing on cancer and genomics. As a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, you'll contribute to primary care, cancer genomics, and population health research while collaborating with diverse teams across these institutions.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide expertise and leadership to help achieve implementation trials of multi-cancer polygenic risk scores in primary care.
  • Play a major role in developing and implementing a multi-cancer risk-assessment approach to clinical risk stratification for breast, colorectal, prostate and melanoma screening in the general population, liaising with our industry partner to establish routes to commercial implementation.
  • Produce high quality research outputs with a focus on clinical utility of genomic-based risk assessment in general practice and elsewhere.

Who We Are Looking For

You will possess a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a research team to achieve project goals, meet deadlines, and manage time effectively. You will bring a demonstrated ability to work independently and lead research teams.

You will also have:

  • You have a PhD or other post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., medicine, psychology, genetic counselling, nursing, epidemiology) or public health, with research experience in a relevant field.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research experience including conducting studies in clinical settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate research through presentations in public forums including conferences.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of General Practice and Primary Care 

The Department of General Practice and Primary care originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977 and is now the largest and most successful department in Australia. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006.
The Department has a successful Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit with a practice-based research and education network (VicREN), which comprises our community-based general practices and other primary care providers who contribute to and drive teaching and research.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara Amini via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

Position Description:  

0059561_Research Fellow_Level B.pdf

0059561_Research Fellow_Level C.pdf

Applications close: 27 Sep 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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