First listed on: 10 March 2017

Research Officer 

Faculty of Science
Reference no. 412/0317

  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in working on research projects
  • Opportunity to provide technical knowledge and expertise to the research team
  • Full-time, fixed term for 3 years

About the opportunity 

The Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG) is one of 13 national cooperative cancer clinical trials groups, with a mandate from Cancer Australia to increase collaboration and innovation in psycho-oncology research. Its aim is to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by developing and facilitating high quality, collaborative and clinically relevant research focused on optimising psychosocial and supportive care.

The Research Officer (or PhD candidate) will be responsible for undertaking varied research activities mainly related to a NHMRC project grant concentrating on the assessment of patient responses to cancer genomic screening. It will include liaison with a number of stakeholders including researchers, hospital clinic staff, patients and their families, organising meetings, writing reports and literature reviews.

Position duties include:

  • contributing to the successful completion of the Project Grant research program
  • conducting data collection, data analysis and literature searches, aiding in preparing preliminary reports
  • conducting research work as part of the broader Research agenda
  • managing the development and submission of research publications for the Cancer Genomics study

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Research Officer (or PhD candidate) who possesses:

  • honours degree in a health related or clinical discipline e.g. Health Service Administration, Health informatics, Public Health, Allied Health or similar
  • extensive experience in working on research projects
  • experience in carrying out scientific literary searches, and preparing literary reviews for further analysis
  • ability to work in a complex and challenging environment.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 26 March 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.


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