First listed on: 23 January 2020

Research and Evaluation Manager (BSD.01)

  • Make a significant contribution to tobacco control research and evaluation
  • Play a leadership role in Cancer Council’s Centre for Behavioural Research in Cance
  • Full-time fixed-term position to December 2023 – St Kilda Rd Melbourne location

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 prevention 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 active programs of research and evaluation underway in tobacco control, skin cancer prevention, obesity prevention, alcohol harm reduction and cancer screening.

Your opportunity

We seek an experienced research and evaluation manager to join the CBRC team. Reporting to the Principal Research Fellow, you will collaborate closely with Quit Victoria, housed in our Prevention Division, in order to:

  • Lead and manage the evaluation framework for the Quit Victoria program.

  • Conceive, design and implement evaluations of tobacco control media campaigns and smoking cessation services.

  • Provide expert research and evaluation advice to Quit Program managers and contribute to strategic planning.

  • Commission data collection and analyse, interpret, write up and present results

Take your next career step in leadership of behavioural research and evaluation, working in cancer prevention.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Master’s degree in behavioural science, public health or related discipline and substantial experience in an evaluation, research or population monitoring related environment.

  • Experience in supervising staff, managing and monitoring budgets.

  • Ability to conceive and formulate high quality evaluation and research studies, design survey instruments and conduct quantitative evaluation research.

  • Experience in conduct and interpretation of complex statistical analyses using SPSS or similar

  • Ability to draw conclusions from data to inform ongoing program development.

What we can offer you

  • Full time, fixed term position until December 2023

  • A base salary within range $95,000 to $110,000 pa plus superannuation and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free)

  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer

  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development

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 Associate Professor Sarah Durkin, Principal 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.

 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 9th February 2020

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