Senior Research Fellow/Program Manager in Health and Medical Sciences

Perth, Australia
21 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
UWA Medical School

  • Research only role based at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research South, Murdoch
  • Level C: $117,857 to $135,900 plus 17% superannuation
  • Five year fixed term, full-time appointment

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the Unit: The Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit, or CaPCREU, sits within the Division of Surgery in the Medical School. It was developed to increase cancer and palliative care research capacity in Western Australia. The Unit aims to promote collaboration within the state, nationally and internationally and to support high quality research, its dissemination and translation into practice. It is based at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research South, Murdoch and is under the leadership of Professor Christobel Saunders. Prof Saunders along with a highly talented multidisciplinary and cross-institutional group of researchers, from across WA and indeed nationally, was recently awarded long term funding for the ‘Continuous Improvement in Care - Cancer Project’ from a consortium of funders including the Cancer Research Trust. This project is working with researchers, consumers and public and private health providers to literally transform the way we deliver cancer care across a range of cancers.

About the opportunity: as the Program Manager of the ‘Continuous Improvement in Care - Cancer Project’ you will be responsible for ensuring scientific rigour of the program of work, meeting timelines and achieving milestones, communicating with funding bodies, the ethical conduct of the research and completing the project within budget. You will also oversee the development process for the IT platform, engage with key stakeholders, supervise the development of the ongoing research program, coordinate the day-to-day activities for the project and supervise the project staff in undertaking them. In addition, you will mentor junior staff, help develop the protocol for the overall project and individual components of the program, assist with the engagement of coinvestigators, collaborators and stakeholder, including clinicians and health services, engage with change management specialists to facilitate translation and assist with the dissemination of results, including through reports and papers.

About you: a highly experienced research academic with broad program management experience and a PhD or equivalent in health services or a clinical area, you will have substantial relevant research experience at an appropriate level (preferably in health services or cancer), excellent organisational skills and a demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines You will also have the ability to work independently, show initiative and coordinate a team.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Further enquiries regarding this opportunity can be directed to Dr Angela Ives on +61 8 6151 1124 or

Closing date: Monday 16th October 2017

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

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