First listed on: 15 October 2018

Research Fellow (CEID.173)

  • Oversee a research project aiming to synthesise key mechanistic pathways underlying the association of physical in activity and breast cancer risk
  • Part time (0.8 FTE) fixed term position until 31 December 2021- St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people. The Cancer Epidemiology and 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. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, dieticians and support staff, committed to understanding how to improve our health.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Research Fellow to oversee a three year research project. The project will use the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International/University of Bristol framework to synthesise key putative mechanistic pathways underlying the association of physical inactivity and breast cancer risk.

Working within the Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division team and reporting to the Principal Research Fellow, your role is to:

  • Oversee research project management, preparing study protocols and undertaking literature searches using the text mining tool TeMMPo, developed by the University of Bristol.
  • Undertake systematic reviews of the mechanistic literature, prepare manuscripts and deliver presentations at conferences and meetings.
  • Oversee reporting to the project funding body and assist with preparation of funding applications.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of research outcomes.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and extensive experience in statistical data analysis and interpretation. Developed understanding of cancer biology would be an advantage.
  • Exceptional understanding of systematic review methods
  • Proven ability to write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and present findings at meetings and conferences
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships

What we can offer you

This part-time (0.8 FTE) fixed term position to 31 December 2021 provides a salary within range $80,074 - $94,753 pa ($64,060 - $75,802 pro rata for part-time) 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 For more information contact Suzi Neumann on (03) 9514 6276.

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 4 November 2018

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