Medical Oncologist - QIMR Berghofer
21 February 2017
The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, located in Brisbane, Australia, has an international reputation for excellence in medical research and translation. Our research is conducted across four program areas covering Infectious Diseases, Chronic Disorders, Mental Health and Cancer, and through four departments: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Computational Biology, Immunology, and Population Health.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified professionals for a newly created joint research-driven position of ‘Medical Oncologist’. The successful applicant will be a dynamic and internationally recognised clinician-scientist who shares our vision of better health through outstanding discovery and translational research.
This exciting opportunity will take the form of a joint appointment between QIMR Berghofer and the Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH). The successful applicant will spend the majority of their time leading a multidisciplinary research group focusing on one or more solid tumours with a strong emphasis on translation. Day to day, this will involve the supervision of staff and/or students, lodgement of grant applications for external research funding (e.g. through the National Health & Medical Research Council), writing and submission of publications in peer reviewed journals, presentations at national and/or international conferences, and significant levels of professional engagement in order to advance both internal and external collaborations with key stakeholders (including other scientists and trialists).
The remaining time will be undertaking clinical duties within a Metro North Hospital and Health Service facility (e.g. RBWH). The successful candidate will work with the Director of Clinical Oncology, Director of Medical Oncology and colleagues in the Medical Oncology Group to facilitate and further build research capacity with the Division.
- Establish and lead an internationally recognised research group in the Cancer research program encompassing some or all of the following:
- Investigator driven research within relevant pre-clinical sciences and/or translational medicine
- Australasian and international specialist trials groups
- Pharma trials
- Translational research
- Developing new therapies
- Mentoring/ training/ supervision of staff and/or students
- Build and maintain an international reputation as a leading researcher in the area of medical oncology, as evidenced by invitations to speak at national/ international meetings and conferences
- Work collaboratively with the key stakeholders to develop intra and inter-institutional collaboration opportunities which are relevant to the research outcomes at QIMR Berghofer and MNHHS
- Seek and maintain research and salary funding through applications for competitive grants fellowships, industry sponsored research and/ or philanthropic activities;
The successful candidate will be a specialist medical oncologist who is registered (or eligible to be registered) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Additionally, he/ she will hold a research higher degree with equivalent research record and a national and international research profile in a relevant stream of medical oncology.
QIMR Berghofer Offers:
- State of the art research facilities with a critical mass of outstanding researchers
- Translational research potential including onsite TGA licensed GMP manufacturing facility (Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics)
- Clinical trial support and linkage to the QIMR Berghofer owned clinical trial company (Q-Pharm Pty Ltd)
- Access to the newly developed ‘Herston Imaging Research Facility’ (HIRF)- a partnership with MNHSS, University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology- that includes three key instruments: PRISMA MRI, fully integrated PET-MRI, and PET-CT
- Co-location with the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH) on the Herston campus with close proximity to two university campuses (UQ and QUT) and excellent transport links
- Extensive scientific support services, including large animal house and statistical experience
- Personalised support (e.g. grants administration)
- In-house business development and commercialisation expertise
- Family friendly workplace and policies
- Highly attractive salary packaging options
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate and will be commensurate with experience.
NB: The successful candidate is expected to undertake clinical duties up to 12 hrs per week (via a formal clinical appointment in Cancer Care Services, RBWH, role to be negotiated with CCS Director).
How do I apply?
To apply please send a full curriculum vitae and a one page statement summarising your research interests to Professor Frank Gannon, QIMR Director and CEO at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of Interest will be accepted up to 5pm on Wednesday, 15 March 2017.
Any queries, please contact the Chief Human Resources Officer on (07) 3362 0196
Breast Oncology Fellow
07 December 2016
Reporting to Professor Arlene Chan MB BS FRACP MMed (Palliative Care), this position is to support Prof Chan as the senior medical oncologist in the care of breast cancer patients and includes the associated research activities undertaken at BCRC-WA.
BCRC-WA is a research group and it aims to conduct research into the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer and to enhance multidisciplinary care to individuals with breast cancer by providing greater support and improving a quality of life.
Our Breast Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) is part of BCRC-WA. It undertakes clinical trials for breast cancer patients. Women and men with breast cancer are able to access cutting edge treatment through participation in clinical trials subject to their suitability. To find out more about the organisation please go to bcrc-wa.com.au
About the position:
- Open to applicants with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery or equivalent MD. It is also open to an Advanced trainee or Specialist status in Medical Oncology.
- Based in Perth, Western Australia at Hollywood Private Hospital (free on-site parking available)
- Full time positon
Applications close Friday 31 March 2017
For queries about the position, please email Mr Carmelo Arto (CEO BCRC-WA) on email@example.com
Medical Oncology Clinical Research Fellow 2016
23 June 2015
Medical Oncology Clinical Research Fellow
As a Clinical Research Fellow, you will be responsible for managing the care of all patients allocated to Medical Oncology/Clinical Research Unit in consultation with the responsible Director of Clinical Research, Medical Oncology Consultants, Research Coordinators, Nurses and Allied Health professionals. You will be expected to develop experience in all facets of clinical trials from protocol development, ethics submissions, adverse event reporting, conduct of studies and writing manuscripts. You will be involved in studies ranging from Phase I to large international phase III studies, and will actively contribute to continuous quality improvement and in continuing education activities. Located in the new Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, this is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to publications and work with a dynamic research team. You will also have the opportunity to attend and participate in scientific meetings. The Flinders Medical Centre has an international reputation as one of Australia's finest public teaching hospitals and as a centre for research excellence.
The position is open to advanced trainees in Medical Oncology. You will need to be registrable with the Medical Board of South Australia. A demonstrated interest in clinical research is essential. This will include sound knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice, Declaration of Helsinki and the NHMRC National Statement.
Applicants should contact Alison Richards, Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Fellow in Survivorship
06 December 2013
Fellow in Survivorship
Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide
An opportunity exists for a highly motivated medical practitioner to undertake a PhD in Cancer Survivorship at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. The position offers an opportunity to develop research skills in areas of clinical research relevant to cancer survivorship including cancer and chronic illness, late effects, cancer rehabilitation, cancer and behaviour, fertility, menopause and related areas.
The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer has outstanding track record for innovation in care delivery and research in survivorship in Australia.The Flinders Medical Centre Survivorship Service was established in 2009 as one of the first dedicated survivorship programs in Australia. The Inaugural Survivorship Conference was held in 2013 which brought together clinicians, researchers, policy makers and survivors interested in survivorship care and research in this field. The conference was an outstanding opportunity to foster interdisciplinary collaborations in survivorship care and research and is now established as an ongoing biennial event.
The Conference led to the development and signing of the Flinders Charter which serves as a framework of approach for survivorship care and research. The team at Flinders have established multidisciplinary collaborations in the area of lifestyle interventions, work rehabilitation, self-management and chronic disease management both nationally and internationally.
The position is suitable for either a junior specialist in a cancer discipline, such as medical oncology, or a general practitioner with the interest in cancer.
Salary support: $40,000 pa (which can be used in addition to any other research funding/support).
For further information contact: Professor Bogda Koczwara on Bogda.email@example.com or on 08-82048997.