First listed on: 04 January 2022

Business Development Manager (VCB.08)

  • Play a vital role in business development for the Victorian Cancer Biobank, one of the largest cancer biobanks in Australia
  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Flexible, supportive environment
  • Part time (0.6 FTE), fixed term position until 30 June 2024 – 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 Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) is a not-for-profit consortium, funded by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency. The current consortium members include Cancer Council Victoria as the lead agency, Austin Health, Eastern Health, Melbourne Health, Monash Health and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The purpose is to provide high quality, ethically obtained biospecimens and biospecimen related services to support research that will lead to improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. The central operations of VCB is part of Victorian Cancer Registry Division within Cancer Council Victoria.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Business Development Manager to join the Victorian Cancer Biobank. Reporting to the General Manager, Victorian Cancer Biobank your role is to:

  • Lead the business growth of Victorian Cancer Biobank for provision of biospecimens and related services to facilitate medical research and innovation
  • Identify new business opportunities and establish new projects
  • Oversee the delivery of projects in provision of high quality biospecimens
  • Maintain relationships with clients

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary qualification in health or sciences or substantial experience of business development in medical research or biotechnology sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ethical and logistical issues related to the use of human tissues in research
  • High level relationship management and negotiation skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer
  • A base salary within range $87,988 - $104,118 pa (pro-rata for part time) plus superannuation and not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free)

What we can offer you

To apply and for more info

To apply for this opportunity visit to download a Position Description and upload your Resume and Cover Letter. Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Wayne Ng on (03) 9514 6179 or

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, a National Police Check.

Applications close Sunday 23 January 2022

Cancer Council Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cancer Council Victoria is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


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