First listed on: 21 December 2018

Oncology Clinical Research Fellow & Oncology Clinical Lead

  • Join a leading organisation in the design, conduct, and reporting of cancer clinical trials
  • Work with 5 of Australia’s leading cancer cooperative groups
  • 12 month fixed term academic appointments at Level A/B or Level C/D; base salary $73K - $169K plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and is a research centre within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

CTC is a leader in the design, conduct, and reporting of large-scale clinical trials in cancer and other diseases. It also researches trial methods and conducts systematic reviews. It is the coordinating centre for 5 of Australia’s leading cooperative oncology trials groups: the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG), the Australian New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG), the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP), the Australian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG), and the Cooperative Oncology Group for Neuro-oncology (COGNO); and, the statistical centre for the Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG). These groups are non-profit organisations dedicated to the conduct of national and international trials in their respective areas.

The CTC is offering positions at levels A/B & C/D to commence in 2019. Candidates must be qualified medical doctors with experience and expertise in oncology.

These positions are either full-time or part-time, for a fixed term of 12 months, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees, and with the possibility of further offers of employment. Applicants should be registered or eligible to register with the NSW medical board. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking to recruit the following positions:

Oncology Clinical Lead positions (Academic C/D) are designed for a dynamic and motivated clinician-researchers with trials expertise and training. Clinical Leads direct and support the CTC’s collaborations with one or more of its partner cancer cooperative groups, supervise clinical research fellows, work with clinical investigators, and support the CTC’s Oncology Trials Operations Staff. Clinical Leads are involved at a high level in all aspects and stages of clinical trial design and conduct. Clinical Leads provide strategic guidance and operational expertise to the groups’ research advisory committees, and play a major role in developing protocols, grant applications, trial reports, and other publications. Clinical Leads are expected to develop and lead clinical trial initiatives and methodological research of their own.

Oncology Clinical Research Fellowship positions (Academic A/B) are designed for individuals keen to develop skills, expertise and careers in cancer clinical trials research. Candidates should have recently completed all or most of their training in a clinical oncologic specialty (surgical, medical or radiation). Past research, publications and presentations are desirable but not essential. Oncology Clinical Research Fellows work with one or more of partner cooperative groups and contribute to their entire program, as required. This may include working with co-investigators, statisticians, data managers and trial coordinators to develop trial concepts, protocols, grant applications, reports, meeting presentations and journal articles. They also provide day to day clinical support adjudicating on eligibility, treatment, and adverse events.  Oncology Clinical Research Fellows participate in research advisory committees, operational executive committees, and other subcommittees of these groups.

About the University of Sydney

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 our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

How to apply

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 2156/1118F - 1 to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 20 January 2019

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.

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