Develop and lead a program of high-quality research of international standing and make a significant contribution to the Menzies research profile.

In the role you will:

  • Undertake high-quality research of national and international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research by higher degree students to completion.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally within the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.
  • Supervise and mentor research by higher degree and honours students and staff.
  • Contribute to internal development at Menzies through involvement in Institute planning activities and active membership of selected Institute committees and community engagement activities.
  • Contribute to the strategic development of the Tasmanian Cancer Register and associated services, resources and affiliations.

You will be employed on a Full Time, Fixed Term (5 year) basis.


To be considered, you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a field relevant to cancer research with demonstrated academic merit in the field appropriate to a level D/E.
  • Strong evidence of sustained, high quality research output relevant to cancer including the publication of scholarly papers in high quality peer reviewed journals.
  • Substantial success in achieving competitive grant funding, commercial consultancies and other sources of research funding.
  • Outstanding experience in providing research leadership, including recruiting, supervising and developing research staff and students and achieving a high level of research higher degree completions.
  • Proven experience in managing ethical issues, project budgeting and WHS as a research leader.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level D or E and will have a total remuneration package of up to $205,204 comprising base salary within the range of either $136,010 to $150,784 for level D, or $173,651 to $175,388 for level E, plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Alison Venn, Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 03 6226 7706 or visit

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria.

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Job no. 493006

Applications close Thursday, 31 January 2019, 11.55pm.