Job no: 0049704

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Other

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic – Full time – 17% super

Salary: An attractive salary package will be negotiated, including a start up support package

Help us lead the way towards better treatments and cures for childhood cancers

We are recruiting a Children’s Cancer Foundation Chair who will shape Australia’s leadership of research and clinical practice in paediatric cancer, towards better treatments, cures and more support for families.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work in partnership with world-leading organisations to drive research, teaching and training, and clinical care delivery.

The Children’s Cancer Foundation Chair is a new leadership position made possible by generous funding from the Children’s Cancer Foundation in collaboration with key Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) partners: The University of Melbourne, The Royal Children’s Hospital, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI).

Highest quality research and clinical facilities and support will be provided to ensure that you are able to drive and deliver productive, ground-breaking collaborations across the world-leading Melbourne Biomedical Precinct as well as with paediatric clinical and research groups nationally and internationally.

About you

You will possess:

  • A medical qualification registrable with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Paediatric fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians or equivalent qualification
  • A research doctorate
  • A distinguished career of international standing in the field of paediatric oncology
  • Demonstrated leadership in research, scholarship, education and clinical care in paediatric oncology
  • Demonstrated ability to foster academic achievement and clinical innovation in others
  • Demonstrated ability to provide family-centred care
  • Ability to identify and exploit new opportunities in education, research and the provision of services to the benefit of the Department of Paediatrics and key partnering Institutions
  • A strong record of success in obtaining external peer reviewed research grants
  • A strong record in paediatric research, as evidenced by a superior publication record
  • Recognised clinical expertise in the field of paediatrics
  • Ability to provide advocacy for children and adolescent health and wellbeing

About Us

Established in 1862, Melbourne Medical School (MMS) is Australia’s top medical school, located within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) at the University of Melbourne. We work with communities to improve health and advance healthcare, through our teaching, learning, research, clinical care and advocacy. We are ranked 9th in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (THE World University Rankings) and 17th in Medicine (QS).

Employee Benefits

We offer a number of employee benefits to maximise your work life at University of Melbourne (UOM). Benefits include a salary packaging scheme and flexible, family-friendly policies that provide generous leave and working conditions. This is an opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment with substantial discounts for eligible staff and their immediate families to undertake further studies at UOM.

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How to apply

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Your application should include a CV along with your responses to the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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This is a re-advertised position; previous applicants need not re-apply.

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