First listed on: 13 September 2023

Data Manager

  • $66,293 - $73,368 + super + NFP benefits
  • Manage data which contributes to cancer research across Australia and internationally
  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Flexible, supportive environment
  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Hybrid working environment combining working from home and in brand new CBD office located on Victoria Parade, East 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 Division (CED) conducts a broad range of research aimed at expanding our understanding of the factors that contribute to or protect against the development of cancer, or survival following a cancer diagnosis. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, dieticians, data managers and support staff, committed to understanding how to improve our efforts at cancer control.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Data Manager to join the Cancer Epidemiology Division. Reporting to the Team Leader, Data Management your role is to:

  • Prepare scientific data for release to internal and external researchers, and work with requestors to ensure the data meets their needs
  • Generate study data files to facilitate record linkage with external databases
  • Support the collection, storage and retrieval of contact, scientific and biorepository data
  • Create and maintain documentation, protocols and procedures to ensure data consistency and integrity

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in research, mathematics, science or related field; and demonstrated experience in data management, preferably within an epidemiology or public health research environment
  • Demonstrated experience in data manipulation and extraction using Stata or T-SQL
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a team
  • An understanding of ethics, confidentiality and privacy as they relate to research

What we can offer you

  • Base salary of $66,293 to $73,368 p.a. (dependant on experience, pro rata for part time) plus 11% superannuation
  • Salary packaging benefits of $15,900 plus meals/entertainment $2,650 p.a.
  • Novated car leasing
  • Salary sacrifice
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home options to support excellent work-life balance
  • Cultural leave of up to 5 days paid
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave and up to 12 months unpaid leave
  • A comprehensive employee assistance program
  • A range of wellness initiatives such as flu vaccination, mental and general well-being support, and discounted health insurance
  • A range of personal and professional development initiatives such as study support, in-house, external, and on-line learning options as well as the opportunity to apply for scholarships
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer

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 Beth Gilham at

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 and a Working with Children Check (as required).

Applications close 27 September 2023

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 inclusive 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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