• Ref EPI.50C
  • Work collaboratively with a leading research centre
  • Full time fixed term position for 4 years – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your environment
Cancer Council Victoria has been leading efforts against cancer since 1936 through world leading research, prevention, support and advocacy programs. The Cancer Epidemiology & Intelligence Division (CEID) conducts a broad range of research aimed at expanding our understanding of the factors that contribute to or protect against the development of cancer, or survival following a cancer diagnosis. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, dieticians and support staff, committed to understanding how to improve our health.

Research project overview

Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have established on ongoing collaboration that includes an established annual record linkage of data from Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR), on all incident cancers diagnosed in the state, to hospital inpatient and emergency department data and population-based radiotherapy data, as well as vital status information from the Victorian and national death registries. As part of an NHMRC-funded Partnership Grant we plan to utilise and extend these linked population-based health-related datasets to quantify, using mediation analysis, the extent to which health care pathways, and patient- and service-related factors contribute to observed inequalities in cancer survival in Victoria. This project has the potential to achieve long-term and sustainable improvements in cancer survival for Victorians, in the first instance, and for all Australians in the medium term.

About your opportunity
We are seeking a Research Fellow to join the The Cancer Epidemiology & Intelligence Division (CEID) team. Reporting to the Division Head, your role is to:

  • Formulate analysis plans and carry out statistical analyses to address agreed research questions
  • Write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at research meetings and conferences
  • Contribute to research management including preparation of applications for funding and documentation for ethics approvals
  • Supervise Students and research support staff as required
  • Progress your career as an independent epidemiologist or biostatistician, making a significant contribution to long-term and sustainable improvements in cancer survival.

All about you
We are looking for someone with:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline, and demonstrated experience working with large datasets in a research-related role
  • Sound understanding of statistical methods with experience in statistical data analysis and the interpretation of results, including the ability to write analysis plans
  • Demonstrated experience writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting research findings at meetings and conferences
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team

What we can offer you
This full-time fixed term position for 4 years provides a salary within range $80,074 - $94,753 pa plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and a meal entertainment card. We also offer a flexible and friendly work environment, social and wellbeing activities and a location close to public transport.

To apply and for more info
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
Culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this opportunity visit to download a Position Description and the Key Selection Criteria and forward your full application (cover letter, resume and completed Key Selection Criteria document) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information contact Roger Milne on (03) 9514 6293.

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, and a National Police Check.

Applications close Sunday 25 February 2018