First listed on: 29 May 2024

Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Quit

  • Lead research and evaluation projects to support our world-leading tobacco and vaping control programs
  • Full time, fixed-term position until end September 2027
  • Hybrid working environment combining working from home and in our new office located at 200 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.

Within the Behavioural Science Division, the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer’s (CBRC) mission is to conduct high quality applied behavioural research to inform and influence cancer prevention policies, programs and services, in order to reduce the impact of cancer on the Victorian community. CBRC also leads the research and evaluation activities of the Quit Program, including for the “QuitHub” national digital smoking and vaping cessation platform.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Quit to join CBRC. Reporting to the Senior Research and Evaluation Manager, Quit your role is to:

  • Define research and evaluation questions and select appropriate data collection methods
  • Create UX research artifacts, such as recommended user journey maps and personas
  • Draw conclusions from quantitative and qualitative data to support ongoing product development and learning, and development of recommendations for the planning of future initiatives, including product enhancements relevant to the “QuitHub”
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to help translate research and evaluation insights into practice

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, public health, evaluation, cognitive science, behavioural science, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience designing and conducting UX research studies
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods and issues in behavioural research or evaluation
  • Effective stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to get buy-in from stakeholders on the work being done, and explain research and evaluation findings

What we can offer you

  • Base salary of $81,536 to $91,674 p.a. (dependant on experience, pro rata for part time) plus 11% superannuation
  • Salary packaging benefits of up to $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
  • 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 Dr Eve Mitsopoulos, Senior Research and Evaluation Manager, Quit at  

Cancer Council will only contact 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: 11 June 2024 at 11:59pm 

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. We encourage all people to apply including people who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, identify as LGBTIQA+, have a disability, or are part of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.


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