Research Program Manager

Sydney, Australia
08 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG),

School of Psychology, Faculty of Science

  • Join Work within a collaborative, multi-institutional team
  • Be part of  one of the fastest developing and most exciting sciences
  • Full-time Fixed-term until 30 June 2018 with further offers possible subject to funding

About the opportunity 

The Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) is a national multidisciplinary cancer co-operative research group, based at the University of Sydney within the School of Psychology. PoCoG’s mission is to improve the outcomes for cancer patients, their families and carers through evaluation and implementation of psychosocial and supportive care interventions for patients, carers, health professionals and the health care system.

About you

PoCoG is seeking candidates with demonstrated ability to actively drive and manage the development of new research proposals, collaborations and grant applications in line with the groups’ strategic plans; and strategically plan, manage, undertake and evaluate research capacity building activities for the group. We are looking for a Research Program Manager who possesses the following expertise:

  • PhD or equivalent in Psychology, Behavioural Sciences, Medicine or a closely-related discipline.
  • Experience in the field of psycho-oncology
  • Demonstrated expertise in research design and methods across psychology, medicine and/or health sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing clinical research protocols from concept to full protocols
  • Demonstrated success in strategic planning and development of collaborative research grant applications
  • Experience and knowledge of Good Clinical Practice, regulatory, ethical, privacy and other relevant guidelines and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building of professional research staff and early career researchers
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Experience with and/or familiarity with the Australia health system, including electronic technology, operating systems and software, security and privacy restrictions

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30 pm 20 August 2017 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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