First listed on: 14 January 2020

Senior Research Fellow - PCOR

Senior Research Fellow – Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry

Job No.: 600957

Location: The Alfred Centre

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $119,072 - $137,298 pa Level C (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry (PCOR) within the Cancer Research Program incorporates the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry-Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ), the TrueNTH Global Prostate Cancer Registry (TNGR), PCOR-Vic and is the country lead site for the IRONMAN Registry. It leads numerous prostate cancer survivorship research programs. The prostate cancer research program has a very active clinician and researcher community.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in Australia and the PCOR provides key research opportunities to both improve service delivery, and the quality of life for men living with the disease. It provides unique insights into the natural history and clinical management of prostate cancer. The PCOR collects data on men diagnosed with prostate cancer in sites across Australia and internationally, analyses, and distributes information from the registry to its stakeholders. In addition, the PCOR currently manages many research projects aimed at improving the lives of men diagnosed with prostate cancer and as such this research program is anticipated to grow rapidly as the registry reaches population coverage across Australia and New Zealand. The PCOR generates academic research activity through grants and through funding provided by the Movember Foundation.

The Role

The Senior Research Fellow will lead the PCOR as well as be responsible for mentoring students and other researchers who will be undertaking projects using the registry data. You will also be responsible for generating academic output from the registry, writing grant submissions to funding agencies, and managing staff (whose responsibilities include infrastructure management and developing, testing and generating innovative registry output reports to hospitals and clinicians). You will also be responsible for ensuring that projects undertaken by the PCOR are managed effectively, delivered to a high standard, on time and within budget. You will stay abreast of new clinical developments in the field and advise on the need to add or remove data fields in the registries.

You will work closely with the Movember Foundation, members of the TrueNTH Global Registry Executive Committee, the PCOR-ANZ Steering Committee, and the PCOR-ANZ jurisdictional coordinators. In doing that, you will ensure optimal operation of the registries to achieve their goals, and contribute to implementing initiatives that lead to the reduction of unwarranted variation of treatment and care—thus improving outcomes for patients with prostate cancer. You will have a significant role in research projects, including where appropriate, leadership of research teams or management of projects, and ensuring that each of the registries you work on operates in accordance with ethical and legal obligations.

About You

You will hold a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline area and have a demonstrated strong record of relevant publications, a proven track record of obtaining significant external grants for research, and possess high level organisational skills and statistical skills (including experience working with large data sets and analysing data).

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. 

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Tom Smith, Administrative Assistant - Prostate Cancer Outcome Registry, +61 3 9903 0891 email:

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Closing Date

Friday 24 January 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT

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