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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.

The University of Melbourne is home to some of the best thinkers in the world, adding to the stock of human knowledge and addressing the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

Our academics lead brilliant, globally recognised research, teaching and collaboration. Our professional, administrative and support staff create a world-class working environment and enable academics to continue achieving internationally renowned excellence in research and teaching.

Career Opportunities

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

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

Strategic Partnerships Specialist 

The UMCCR’s Strategic Partnership Specialist supports the Centre’s Director and Business Manager in commercial and philanthropic partnership management and reporting, consumer engagement program, internal and external communications and media, research seminar and marketing events, and provides support and coordination for various research and partnership projects. The UMCCR Communications Officer reports to this position.

This role suits a highly motivated person with exceptional skills in relationship management, communication, strategy development and implementation, philanthropic stakeholder management and reporting, events management, online communications and media.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee strategic communications and reporting for the UMCCR’s key cancer partnerships, including philanthropic, industry, government and research partners.
  • Develop and manage the UMCCR’s cancer research consumer engagement program, to develop meaningful partnerships which inform and advancing our cancer research.
  • Develop and manage the UMCCR communications and marketing strategy, liaising with internal and external media outlets, writing media releases and promoting the UMCCR on social media.

Applications close 8 January 2023. Position description and application details on the UniMelb jobs website.

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.

The application of a patient centred service design approach to improve patients experience of breast cancer care

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

This project aims to develop understanding of how people receiving care and their care providers can collaborate in a shared goal-setting and decision-making process to align care to outcome goals and care preferences, with a focus on improving patients experience of breast cancer care. See details here.


2023 Masters and Honours Projects

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 2023. See details of our current project opportunities 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. This opportunity is offered every three to four 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. This opportunity is offered every year.

Application details for open opportunities to apply for 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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