First listed on: 10 May 2024

  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Apply your research administration skills to support to cancer researchers
  • Full time, continuing role (0.8 FTE may be considered)
  • Hybrid working environment, combining working from home and office located on 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.

The Cancer Epidemiology Division (CED) 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, data managers and support staff, committed to understanding how to improve our efforts at cancer control.

About your opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Senior Research Administration Officer to join the Cancer Epidemiology Division. Reporting to the Unit Leader, Research Operations your role is to:

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders including CCV legal counsel and CCV Risk and Compliance to prepare research agreements that comply with relevant legislative and operational requirements.
  • Assist with preparing research ethics and governance applications
  • Maintain research administration systems, including updating the CED EndNote library and loading contracts to the contract administration.
  • Assist with research impact reporting activities, such as collecting data and writing case studies that demonstrate the impact of CED research.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Advanced Diploma in a relevant field and/or demonstrated relevant industry experience
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing high-quality materials for a range of target audiences in a research environment
  • Strong organisation skills, with an ability to work autonomously and the proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Substantial experience maintaining administrative systems, preferably in a research environment

What we can offer you

  • Base salary of $69,090 - $76,464 p.a. (dependant 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 
  • 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 
  • A range of personal and professional development initiatives such as study support, in-house, external, and on-line learning options as well as the opportunity to apply for scholarships 
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by 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 Larissa Popowski on (03) 9514 6693 or  

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 (as required).

Applications close 24 May 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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