First listed on: 15 August 2019

Senior Research Officer (BSD.141)

  • Implement two innovative health communication research projects
  • Play a role in Australia’s most trusted Not-for-Profit organisation 
  • Full time fixed term position for 2 years – St Kilda Road, 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 high quality applied behavioural research and evaluation to inform and influence cancer control policies, programs and services. Under the leadership of Professor Melanie Wakefield AO, the Centre has an international reputation as a key provider of cancer prevention evidence, with research underway in tobacco control, skin cancer prevention, obesity prevention, alcohol harm reduction and cancer screening.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a talented Senior Research Officer. Working closely with senior researchers in the Centre and a team that includes communications staff, you will play a key role in the implementation of two innovative cancer prevention communication projects. One will evaluate a new mass media campaign focused on the link between alcohol and cancer; the other will examine the impact of online channels and message length on the reach and effectiveness of smoking cessation video advertisements. You will plan and implement the projects, and coordinate resources, team members, contracted fieldwork agencies, and local, interstate and overseas collaborators. You will analyse and interpret the collected data, prepare reports and manuscripts, and present findings.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary degree in psychology, social sciences, public health or related discipline AND experience working in a research or evaluation environment

  • Experience in coordinating quantitative research or evaluation studies, designing questionnaires and contracted fieldwork agencies

  • Experience in conducting multivariate statistical analysis using Stata or SPSS

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

What we can offer you

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 Dr Emily Brennan, Senior Research Fellow, at

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


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Applications close Sunday September 1st 2019

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