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Cancer Council Tasmania Joy and Robert Coghlan/College of Health and Medicine Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Sydney
Categories: Research Focused

Cancer Council Tasmania Joy and Robert Coghlan/College of Health and Medicine Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

  • Fixed-term, full time for 2 years.
  • Based in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie or Sydney Campus.
  • Undertake high-quality strategically aligned and impactful research, within the stated priority areas.

The College of Health and Medicine is responsible for delivering health professional education in Tasmania and aspire to create transformative health and medical research solutions that meet the healthcare needs of our State.

The Cancer Council Tasmania seeks to support behavioural / translational Cancer research that provides positive patient outcomes across the areas of prevention, detection and supportive care.

The Opportunity

The Research Fellow will be required to undertake a high-quality strategically aligned and impactful research program that aligns with the research themes of the College and the principles and research themes of the Cancer Council Tasmania (CCT). The Fellowship is open to cancer researchers across all disciplines conducting research across the continuum of cancer care, including clinicians, health professionals, biomedical scientists, health economists, behavioural scientists, statisticians, bioinformaticians, epidemiologists, psychological and social scientists. Multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches are particularly encouraged.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Secure external competitive and other funding; publish research findings in quality journals; and contribute to the successful supervision and mentoring of research higher degree research students to completion.
  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University and the Cancer Council Tasmania in achieving strategic objectives and fulfilling operational responsibilities.
  • Advocate on behalf of Cancer Council Tasmania and deliver public presentations to promote the work of Cancer Council Tasmania.
  • Contribute to productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.
  • Increasingly provide academic leadership, particularly in building teams and fostering outstanding research and increasingly support the career development of more junior staff.
  • Comply with the UTAS Framework for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • A strong record in, and continuing commitment to, impactful research achieving national and international recognition, making contributions to the field of cancer research, a record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences and success in securing funding relative to career stage and opportunity.
  • An understanding of the work of the Cancer Council Tasmania.
  • A record of effectively maintaining productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community.
  • Experience in providing research leadership in a multi-disciplinary team environment and achieving a high level of HDR completions relative to career stage and opportunity.
  • Proven ability to mentor and develop staff, and to manage project budgets relative to career stage and opportunity.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B or C and will have a total remuneration package of up to $161,207 comprising base salary within the range of $100,508 to $116,683 for Level B and $121,325 to $137,784 for Level C plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Professor Tracey Dickson, Associate Dean Research Performance, OR Dr Kate Brettingham-Moore, Senior Lecturer in Pathology,
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Sunday, 30 January 2022, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Cancer Council Tasmania Joy and Robert Coghlan - College of Health and Medicine Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Senior Research Fellow.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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