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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


LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN CLINICAL / GENERAL PATHOLOGY
Department of Clinical Pathology, Melbourne Medical School

The Department of Clinical Pathology at the University of Melbourne is seeking a medical graduate with a passion for teaching to help coordinate and deliver the pathology component of the four-year graduate medical (MD) program with a focus on coordinating and delivering the pathology component and some histology in year one.

You will contribute to the development and delivery of innovative and engaging learning resources that present pathology in a clinically relevant way and that promote active learning, problem solving and critical thinking. Applicants should have knowledge of clinical and general/anatomical pathology and ideally should be a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia or have had some post-graduate training in general or anatomical pathology.

Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time


LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY
Department of Clinical Pathology, Melbourne Medical School

The Department of Clinical Pathology at the University of Melbourne is seeking a medical graduate with a passion for teaching to help coordinate and deliver the pathology component of the four-year graduate medical (MD) program with a focus on coordinating and delivering the pathology component and some histology in year one.

You will contribute to the development and delivery of innovative and engaging learning resources that present pathology in a clinically relevant way and that promote active learning, problem solving and critical thinking. Applicants should have knowledge of histology and anatomical pathology and ideally should be a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia or have had some post-graduate training in anatomical pathology.

Applications close: 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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