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The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research brings together leading cancer teams from across the University to drive collaboration and achieve improved outcomes.

Are you interested in playing a part in the development of life-changing discoveries for cancer patients? Browse our career, research, education and scholarship opportunities, or contact us for more information.

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Career Opportunities

RESEARCH FELLOW – HEALTH ECONOMICS OF CANCER GENOMICS
Cancer Health Services Research,  Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Work in an exciting environment on the cutting edge of science and cancer management, supporting the development of a data-driven Health Economics platform for translating cancer genomics into health services. The ideal candidate would hold postgraduate qualifications in health economics and have a demonstrated track record in quantitative methods and healthcare financing.

Applications close: 14 Dec 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Cancer in Primary Care, Department of General Practice 

The Research Assistant will provide support for two new genomic randomised controlled trials (RCT) within the Primary Care Cancer Research Group, The SCRIPT Trial and The PRESIDE Trial. The new position would involve the recruitment and ongoing engagement of participating general practices as well as the implementation of the trial protocols including patient recruitment. 

Applicants should have an honours qualification in nursing, science, health science or related discipline with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or research experience. Additionally, relevant experience in primary care or clinical research including demonstrated knowledge of research trial methodology and GCP.

Applications close: 14 Dec 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
Department of Clinical Pathology and  University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

This 12-month maternity leave cover is responsible for the provision of high-quality administrative support to the professional staff, academics and students of our research groups, undertaking a wide range of administrative tasks including reception duties, database maintenance, academic program support, financial duties and general administrative support.

Applications close: 22 Dec 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


SENIOR BIOINFORMATICIAN (2 POSITIONS)
Genomics Platform Group, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

Co-lead the development of bioinformatic workflows to help with the diagnosis of cancer patients in a rapid clinical whole genome/transcriptome sequencing environment. You will be working in close collaboration with a team of research engineers, curators, clinicians and other bioinformaticians as part of the University of Melbourne's new Genomic Hub in partnership with Illumina.

Applications close: 07 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


JUNIOR BIOINFORMATICIAN
Genomics Platform Group, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

Be responsible for the processing and initial analysis of clinical whole genome/transcriptome sequencing data from cancer patients. You will be working in close collaboration with a team of research engineers, curators, clinicians and other bioinformaticians as part of the University of Melbourne's new Genomic Hub in partnership with Illumina, and will learn to analyze data in a modern cloud computing environment.

Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time


GENOMICS DATA MANAGER
Genomics Platform Group, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

The candidate will organise, curate and share genomic cancer data with the scientific community. You will work closely with our collaborators at Australian Genomics, Australian BioCommons, ZERO Childhood Cancer and Illumina as part of a new Genomics Hub at the University of Melbourne.

Applications close: 07 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


CURATION SCIENTIST
Precision Oncology, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

Centre for Cancer Research is seeking a motivated cancer biologist or geneticist to join our team as a Curation Scientist. This new role will contribute to the University of Melbourne's partnership with international genomics company Illumina, the establishment of the Illumina-University of Melbourne Genomics Hub and the development of three core platforms in clinical genomics, bioinformatics, and health economics. The role will be responsible for interpretation and clinical reporting of cancer genomic analyses generated by the UMCCR.

Applications close: 24 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


CURATION SCIENTIST
Rare Disease Oncogenomics, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

The Centre for Cancer Research is seeking a motivated cancer biologist or geneticist to join our team as a Curation Scientist. The role will contribute to the SUPER-NEXT study involving the use of whole-genome analysis for cancers of unknown primary. SUPER-NEXT aims to evaluate complete genome sequencing and the use of liquid biopsies in a group of diagnostically challenging cancers, collectively known as cancers of unknown primary (CUP).

Applications close: 24 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


View our research groups and the University of Melbourne Careers website for more information on careers.

Any advertised positions with University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research teams will be advertised on this page.

Cancer is a key research theme in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), with opportunities for honours, graduate research and short course programs within a number of departments, for leaders and future leaders in cancer.

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Research Opportunities

Any specific research project opportunities available with University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research Research Groups will be advertised on this page.


2021 Masters and Honours Projects

Department of Medicine and Radiology

Professor Jennifer Philip's Palliative Care Nexus group, with the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research and Department of Medicine and Radiology, have four research projects available in 2021 for Honours, Masters or PhD.

Department of Clinical Pathology

The Department of Clinical Pathology has a number of opportunities with supervisors based in the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research, for masters and honours students in 2021. See details of our current project opportunities below, or view all on the Department website.

The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) offers two scholarships exclusively to graduate research students undertaking projects relevant to cancer, with a principal supervisor affiliated with the UMCCR.

  • Margaret and Irene Stewardson Fund Scholarship – Providing a student, with a minimum academic achievement of first-class honours or equivalent, with a fortnightly allowance totalling approximately $42,000 pa, for up to 3.5 years.
  • W. P. Greene Scholarship – Providing an outstanding applicant commencing a graduate research degree, or currently enrolled in a graduate research degree, with a fortnightly allowance totalling approximately $3,500 pa, for up to 3.5 years.

Any open scholarships specific to the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research will be listed here.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences also offers an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.

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