First listed on: 21 June 2018

Senior Project Officer (CEID.169)

  • Work collaboratively with a leading research centre
  • Full time fixed term (12 months) position – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your environment

Cancer Council Victoria has been leading efforts against cancer since 1936 through world leading research, prevention, support and advocacy programs. The Cancer Epidemiology & Intelligence Division (CEID) conducts a broad range of research aimed at expanding our understanding of the factors that contribute to or protect against the development of cancer, or survival following a cancer diagnosis. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, dieticians and support staff, committed to understanding how to improve our health.

Research project overview

Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have established an ongoing collaboration that includes an established annual record linkage of data on Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) incident cancers to hospital inpatient and emergency department data and population-based radiotherapy data, as well as vital status information from the Victorian and national death registries. The analysis of the linked dataset will facilitate the provision of information relevant to important research and related questions that are central to policy and practice in the Victorian context, and allow these questions to be addressed in a timely and efficient manner. These analyses will also be important in measuring performance against the Victorian Cancer Plan and Victoria’s contribution to the National Cancer Work Plan.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Project Officer to join the the Cancer Epidemiology & Intelligence Division (CEID) team. Reporting to the Team Leader, Analysis of Linked Information on Cancer, your role is to:

  • Coordinate, prepare and deliver the Victorian Cancer Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Framework baseline report;
  • Develop detailed project plans to ensure key project objectives are met;
  • Liaise with key internal and external stakeholders to build mutually beneficial partnerships.

A fantastic opportunity to contribute to an ongoing research data collaboration. The Senior Project Officer will balance their time between Cancer Council Victoria and the Department offices.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline with extensive project management experience in a related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and deliver complex projects in accordance with budgets, deadlines and performance outcomes;
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills and a highly collaborative and cooperative approach;
  • Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to develop well-reasoned and innovative solutions and continuously improve practice.

What we can offer you

This full-time fixed term position for 12 months provides a salary within range $80,074 - $94,753 pa plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and a meal entertainment card. We also offer a flexible and friendly work environment, social and wellbeing activities and a location close to public transport.

To apply and for more info

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this opportunity visit to download a Position Description and the Key Selection Criteria and forward your full application (cover letter, resume and completed Key Selection Criteria document) to For more information contact Suzi Neumann on (03) 9514 6276.

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 and a National Police Check.

Applications close Sunday 8 July 2018

Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button below.

Recent Jobs