First listed on: 25 November 2020

Oncology Research Associate 

  • Join an organisation leading the design, conduct, and reporting of cancer clinical trials and novel precision oncology programs
  • Work with Australia’s leading cancer cooperative trials groups, the Genomic Cancer Clinical Trials Initiative (GCCTI), and/or the Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Centre (Omico)
  • Multiple 12-month, fixed-term opportunities; base salary from $76K for Level A position, $108K for Level B position p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. A clinical loading will also be paid where appropriate.


About the opportunity 

The Clinical Trials Centre is looking to recruit multiple Oncology Research Associates/Fellows (Academic A/B) to work in a number of programs. These opportunities are designed for individuals keen to develop their skills, expertise, and careers in cancer clinical trials research, molecular screening, and novel therapeutics.

The Oncology Research Associates/Fellows will work with the relevant partner organisations and contribute to their entire program, as required. This may include working with study chairs, co-investigators, statisticians, data managers and trial coordinators to develop trial concepts, protocols, grant applications, reports, meeting presentations, and journal articles. You will also provide day to day clinical support adjudicating and advising on eligibility, treatment, and adverse events.  The Oncology Research Associate/Fellow will participate in research advisory committees, operational executive committees, and other subcommittees of partner organisations.

These positions can either be full-time or part-time, for a fixed term of 12 months and are subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees, and with the possibility of further offers of employment dependent on funding and business need. 

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 for a Oncology Research Associate/ Fellow who has:

  • registration or eligible for registration with the NSW medical board
  • 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
  • level A applicants will have some training or shown interest in developing skills in clinical research
  • level B applicants will have demonstrated experience and interest in clinical research, and will have completed a higher degree (or equivalent, for example Fellowship of a relevant College)

Candidates must be qualified medical doctors with experience and expertise in oncology.

About the University of Sydney

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. The 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.

The CTC is the coordinating centre for:

  1. Five of Australia’s leading cancer cooperative trials groups, the:
                Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG),
                Australian New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG),
                Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP),
                Australian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG), and
                Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
  2. The Genomic Cancer Clinical Trials Initiative (GCCTI) funded by Cancer Australia to support the development of oncology trials including multiple cancer types and cooperative groups.
  3. The Omico flagship precision oncology Molecular Screening and Therapeutics program (MoST) for advanced cancers, especially rare or less common cancers.

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 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 1378/1120F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 8 December 2020

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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