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  • Build a successful career in cancer control research
  • Join a world leading research centre making an impact on cancer control
  • Full time, 3 year fixed term opportunity, with possibility of extension, base salary range of $108 - 133K p.a., depending on experience, plus leave loading and 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 four Research Fellows or Senior Research Fellows to take up research-focused academic positions at the Daffodil Centre, each joining one of our four research hubs, outlined below. We would like to hear from established early and mid-career researchers with a public health or health-related background, demonstrated research excellence, and 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.

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 Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow who:

  • is an emerging authority in their discipline or field of expertise, nationally or internationally
  • demonstrates experience working with population level data
  • demonstrates a strong record of published research in leading, high impact journals
  • can show experience in leading and mentoring early career researchers and/or research students.

The positions will align strongly with the Centre’s existing research themes. Please include a cover letter with your application, outlining how your contribution to your field or discipline will complement and deepen the research of one or more of the following four research hubs. Please identify the hub you are expecting to work most closely with if appointed.

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 and search by the job requisition number 0079775 to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 26 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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