Program Manager, VCCC Data-Driven Research Hub

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 4, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of General Practice

The Department of General Practice originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006. The Department has 68 (full time equivalent) staff supported by an operating budget of $7 million and research income of approximately $11 million annually.

Further information on the Department of General Practice can be found here:

About the Role
The University of Melbourne is a member of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance (VCCC). As part of its investment in clinical informatics, the VCCC and University of Melbourne have co-developed a data-driven research hub that enables better use of existing health data for research.

This platform is underpinned by the BioGrid Australia federated data-sharing infrastructure. The research hub supports the growth of health services research and data-driven cancer research. As part of the data-driven research hub, we are seeking an experienced leader and operational specialist to develop a research program utilising linked data sources to analyse the delivery of cancer services, with an emphasis on early detection, cancer survivorship and the efficient use of hospital resources to improve the quality and access to cancer services.

This position may be required to travel locally, and internationally (pending travel restrictions) in the course of its duties.

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You
You will be an experienced manager with expertise in program coordination, able to work collaboratively with others to achieve project goals and meet deadlines while delivering a high quality of work. Your outstanding written and verbal communication skills allow you to articulate complex research programs in an easy to understand way through public forums, such as conferences. You will have experience in complex healthcare and research environments, along with experience in building new collaborative research and an understanding of health service administrative and clinical data.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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