First listed on: 14 May 2024

Research Assistant

  • Advance your career in our renowned behavioural research and evaluation team
  • Be part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Full time, 2 year position
  • Hybrid working environment combining working from home and in our new office located at 200 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

Within the Behavioural Science Division, the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer (CBRC) conducts applied behavioural research to inform the development and implementation of effective cancer prevention policies, programs and services. CBRC also leads the evaluation of priority cancer prevention and screening programs and services housed within Cancer Council Victoria, including Quit, SunSmart and LiveLighter.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join CBRC. Reporting to the Senior Research Officer, this role will assist the development, implementation and reporting of cancer prevention research and evaluation studies being undertaken by CBRC. You will:

  • Assist with protocol and questionnaire development, data collection and validation
  • Contribute to statistical analyses, report writing, reference library management and journal publications
  • Conduct literature reviews

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary qualification in psychology, health promotion, public health or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in a research role providing fieldwork support, data management and/or data analysis support
  • An understanding of major behaviour change theories and research methods relevant to studying behaviour change
  • Good working knowledge of SPSS or Stata and the ability to conduct data analysis
  • Effective time management skills and well developed written and interpersonal skills

What we can offer you

  • Base salary of $60,132 to $66,308 p.a. (dependent on experience, pro rata for part time) plus 11% superannuation
  • Salary packaging benefits of up to $15,900 plus meals/entertainment $2,650 p.a.
  • Novated car leasing
  • Salary sacrifice
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home options to support excellent work-life balance
  • Opportunities for career progression and professional development
  • Cultural leave of up to 5 days paid
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave and up to 12 months unpaid leave
  • A comprehensive employee assistance program
  • A range of wellness initiatives such as flu vaccination, mental and general well-being support, and discounted health insurance
  • The opportunity to make a positive contribution to the prevention of cancer

To apply and for more info

To apply for this opportunity, visit to download a Position Description and upload your Resume and Cover Letter. Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Tegan Nuss, Senior Research Officer, at

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Applications close: 02 June 2024 at 11:59pm

Cancer Council Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cancer Council Victoria is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment. We encourage all people to apply including people who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, identify as LGBTIQA+, have a disability, or are part of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.


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