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The Clinical Trials Centre is looking to recruit a Cancer Health Policy Senior Research Fellow to lead the cancer health policy stream of research, under the senior leadership of the Director – Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment. Drawing on your extensive expertise in health policy, you will lead translation of evidence into public health policy in melanoma and other cancers, including patient reported outcome and experience measures, health equity and informed decision-making. You will develop their own applied or methodological research interests, lead competitive grant applications, and write scholarly papers for publication in high quality medical or policy journals. There will be opportunities to teach in the Health Economics short courses and workshops. Working within a collaborative team, you will be responsible for leading health policy research projects alongside an NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Melanoma. As the Cancer Health Policy Senior Research Fellow, you will also contribute to the Health Economics program and research goals of the CTC, as required.  About you The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Cancer Health Policy Senior Research Fellow who demonstrates: 

  • considerable experience in cancer research including clinical trials
  • experience conducting policy roundtables, and writing government briefs
  • experience in health communications
  • collection and analysis of patient reported outcomes
  • experience preparing high quality written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles
  • contributing to or leading competitive grant applications
  • previous management of junior research staff
  • experience managing key stakeholder/client relationships.

About us The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a leader in clinical trials. Through excellence in research and trials, we improve practices, policy and health outcomes for patients globally. Since the CTCs establishment in 1988, we have worked with our partners to contribute major advances in clinical care. This includes running over 200 clinical trials involving more than 80,000 patients and 800 international collaborators. We service the full clinical trial spectrum — from assisting in establishing new groups by creating a research governance structure and terms of reference, identifying important questions related to public health, and concept and protocol development, through to randomisation, data collection, ethics and regulatory compliance, on-site monitoring and audit, and data analyses and manuscript preparation. Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students. We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.   

 The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.  How to apply For further information about the position or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application please contact Mariana Yousif on mariana.yousif@sydney.edu.auJob Reference No. 1452/1220F Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position. Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 24 January 2021 The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment. 

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