Research Academic (Level B)
Screening and Test Evaluation Program (Breast Cancer Research)
School of Public Health
Reference No. 146352
The University’s Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP) is expanding
its research in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and prognostication. We
are looking for a research academic with interest and expertise in clinical
epidemiology and/or cancer research and epidemiology.
STEP is a NHMRC Program grant-funded multidisciplinary research team, and
will offer support and mentoring in the design, implementation and reporting
of projects. The role is available as a fixed-term contract for 12 months in
a part-time capacity of 0.4FTE.
The successful candidate will have a MPH or equivalent training in Public
Health or Epidemiology, with a demonstrated ability to conduct original
research and/or systematic reviews. Equally important will be research
experience in one or more of the following areas: evaluation of screening or
diagnostic tests; systematic reviews and critical appraisal; or cancer
epidemiology. An ability to summarise and interpret data analyses and to
write manuscripts is also required.
Experience in a collaborative research environment and a demonstrable
ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a research team and
with external collaborators will be essential. Consideration will be given
to applicants with clinical expertise or qualifications relevant to breast
cancer screening/diagnosis, provided they can demonstrate some evidence of
published research. Experience in publishing research and a proven ability
to conceptualise new research and/or in coordinating research projects will
The position is part-time (0.4 FTE) fixed term for 12 months, subject to the
completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.
Remuneration package: up to $78,289 - $84,037 pro rata (which includes a
base salary Level A $66,155 - $71,012 p.a., leave loading and up to 17%
employer’s contribution to superannuation).
For more information and to apply, please visit
Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Dr Nehmat Houssami on
0419 273 510. General enquiries can be directed to Nichol Hildebrand on (02)
Closing Date: 14 December 2008