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  • Launch your career in cancer control research
  • Join a world leading cancer research centre, making an impact in cancer control
  • Full time or part time, 2 year fixed term opportunity (with a possible 1 year extension) offering a base salary range of $96 - 128K p.a., (pro rata for part time) plus leave loading and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation


About the opportunity  

The Daffodil Centre is a world-leading research centre on cancer control and policy, directly influencing near-term policy decisions and real-world improvements in cancer control.  The Daffodil Centre combines the complementary strengths of Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney to accelerate the realisation of a cancer-free future. The partnership has created an unparalleled centre of national and international research excellence where research results in real-world improvements in cancer control.

We are seeking two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the team at the Daffodil Centre. For these career-launching roles, we would like to hear from early career researchers with a public health or health-related background and a strong research track record relative to opportunity. We are interested in candidates with disciplinary expertise in any of the following fields; advanced epidemiology, applied mathematics, biostatistics, cancer nursing, computational sciences, consumer engagement research, epidemiological modelling, health economics, health services research, implementation and behavioural science, public health, or supportive care research, with applicants from these fields bringing expertise at a general population level or with a specific focus on cancer, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Indigenous research, or on global health.

Mentoring and career development opportunities will be provided.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who:

  • has submitted or been awarded their PhD within the past 3 years (accounting for career disruption) in one of the above-mentioned disciplines
  • demonstrates experience working with population level data
  • is seeking to develop their career as an independent researcher and obtain research funding.

Please include a cover letter with your application, outlining how you will contribute to the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of high-quality, real world-impact cancer control research with multi-disciplinary academics, clinicians, policymakers, consumers and other stakeholders aligned to one of the following four research hubs.

Research Hubs

Optimising prevention, screening and early detection of cancer 
Aims to determine or develop the most effective cancer control interventions, public health programs, and optimal care pathways.

Improving outcomes for people at high risk of cancer  
Aims to strengthen approaches to cancer control and improve management in people of higher risk of cancer via prevention, detection, and surveillance. 

Strengthening quality of life for people with cancer  
Aims to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by developing evidence for and enabling the translation of better approaches to the management of cancer outcomes, survivorship, and psychosocial support. 

Advancing research and modelling methods 
Aims to strengthen modelling, epidemiological, biostatistical, and other research methods via strong methodological skills in study design and observational studies, and strong analytical skills, including handling confounding variables etc.

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. If you have any additional questions, please contact Andria Bingham on andria,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.
Visit https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the job requisition number 0079772 to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 25 April 2021

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.

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