Research Fellow in Cancer Genomics and Health Services Research

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0059561
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of General Practice and Primary Care
Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
Level C - $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in health services research and epidemiology to join the Department of General Practice and Primary Care's Cancer in Primary Care Research Group at the University of Melbourne. As part of a collaboration with the MyBRISK Centre of Research Excellence and Genomics Technologies Limited, you will contribute to clinical implementation studies focusing on the use of polygenic risk scores for tailored cancer screening and prevention. This role offers a unique chance to develop an academic career in primary care, cancer genomics, and population health, working alongside a team of experienced researchers and collaborating with industry partners. You will be based at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building and will have the opportunity to engage with various stakeholders and contribute to cutting-edge research in the field.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You are a highly collaborative and organized individual with a demonstrated ability to work effectively within a research team, meet deadlines, and manage your time efficiently. You also possess strong leadership skills, enabling you to work independently and lead small research teams. Additionally, your excellent verbal and written communication skills make you adept at engaging in research collaboration and effectively conveying your findings.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “Department of General Practice and Primary Care “
The Department of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Melbourne is a leading organization in primary care research, training, and knowledge exchange. With a focus on community-based medical education, postgraduate training, and research, we offer unique opportunities for candidates to make a difference. Our extensive network of practitioners and research units enable us to drive innovation in primary care through initiatives such as the academic registrar program and the Data for Decisions program. We are committed to understanding the patient and practitioner experience, utilizing clinical data analytics, and implementing digital technologies to improve primary care outcomes. Join us in transforming primary care practices and making a positive impact on healthcare.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

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