Women's Cancer Fellowship

Perth, Western Australia
$121,829 - $140,416 + 17% Super & 17.5% Leave Loading
October 16 2019
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Job Reference: 204877

Play a pivotal role in designing and implementing a research program targeting Women's Cancers.

  • Bentley, Perth Location
  • 5 year, Fixed-Term Contract
  • $121,829 - $140,416 + 17% Super & 17.5% Leave Loading

Curtin University, in partnership with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (Perkins) is seeking to recruit an up-and-coming academic in the field of Women’s Cancer. The position will be based at the Perkins on the QEII campus in Nedlands.

About us

The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (Perkins) is a leading Western Australian medical research institute focused on the major diseases affecting the community: cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.  With a foundation of over twenty years of scientific discovery and a collaborative team of over 450, the Perkins vision is to be a world-leader in innovative medical research that delivers global health improvements.  To facilitate this, we bring together exceptional multidisciplinary world-class scientists and clinicians in state-of-the-art facilities to foster excellence in discovery and translational collaborative research.
Curtin University, a global university with four international campuses and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide by ARWA 2019, has a standing strategic alliance with Perkins that aligns the two entities for the purpose of developing, executing and promoting mutually beneficial research and collaborative projects.  As part of these collaborations, we are planning to establish a research program targeting Women’s Cancers.
Your new role

As the recipient of the Women’s Cancer Fellowship you will be a dynamic, up-and-coming academic, who is responsible for the design and establishment of a research program targeting Women’s Cancers, breast and/or ovarian. 
Recognised nationally and internationally as a strong researcher in the discipline, you will develop research proposals for the program, establish a funding plan, and be responsible for becoming financially independent through successful awards of NHMRC funding and/or other funding sources.
Using your outstanding leadership skills you will create a team of high quality investigators focused on internationally recognised research. 
You will shape strategic thinking, and translate new research discoveries into clinical practice, communicating your findings through high impact publications in academic journals. Providing outstanding academic and strategic leadership, you will nurture and expand collaborative relationships with research groups, institutes and other collaborators.
This rare opportunity will allow you provide innovative, research-led mentoring to undergraduate and post graduate research students, helping to develop their knowledge and practical real-world skills to make tomorrow better.

You will bring to the role

As the Women’s Cancer Fellow, you will be an emerging research leader with an outstanding portfolio of research outputs, evidence of an established national reputation and growing international profile. You will have a demonstrated capacity to provide research leadership and build multidisciplinary collaborations, and the ability to shape strategic thinking and actively seek translation of research discoveries into clinical practice.
It is essential that you show a history of successful competitive grant applications and record of obtaining research income, together with demonstrated success in doctoral student supervision.
Both Curtin University and Perkins are values-led organizations and we are looking for someone with high-level communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to developing a collegial and supportive working environment.

What we offer you

  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance
  • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation
  • Extensive learning and development available

For further information on Curtin’s employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

Next steps

Please attach a document outlining your suitability for the role against the selection criteria which can be found in the position description (copy and paste the link below into your web browser to view the document).


Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin and the Perkins, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Name: Natalie Munro, Talent Acquisition Consultant
Phone: +61 8 9266 2280
Email: Natalie.Munro1@curtin.edu.au

Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact.

Once you have applied, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received by us.  If you do not receive confirmation via email, please email our team at curtincareers@curtin.edu. Please ensure you check your spam folders for this email before contacting the team.

Applications close: 9:00pm (AWST), Tuesday 29 October 2019


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.