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Early Career Research Fellow

Cancer Council Queensland

About us

Our mission is reducing the burden of cancer.

Cancer Council Queensland raises funds that are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer, through research, patient care, prevention and early detection. We are dynamic, outcome-focused and responsive to community needs, committed to voluntarism and the pursuit of excellence in all activities. All employees and volunteers from CCQ, through their work, are actively involved in cancer control.

Our research team is dedicated to understanding how to prevent cancer, how to diagnose cancer earlier, how to help patients achieve the best possible quality of life after a cancer diagnosis, and how to best support cancer patients and their families.

About the role

Cancer Council Queensland is offering a unique and exciting opportunity for a talented early career researcher to join our Health Systems and Behavioural Research team. The successful candidate will be involved in the development, conduct and dissemination of a research project or projects focusing on cancer prevention, early detection and/or survivorship.

This role involves supporting the ongoing strategic advancement of CCQ research programs under the supervision of the Manager of the Health Systems and Behavioural Research team.

This is a 4-year full-time position.

About you

Essential requirements:

  • Have a Masters or PhD in a health-related discipline received within last 5 years (applications from high achieving Honours graduates will also be considered)
  • Have experience in the conduct of research into health systems, health psychology, behavioural science, health promotion and/or a similar area. (Applicants with qualifications and experience exclusively in biomedical research, engineering or statistics/computational science will not be suitable for the role)
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the principles of academic research
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment is essential.
  • Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a positive, focused and timely manner and the ability to address issues as they arise.
  • Highly developed time management skills and the ability to prioritise multiple tasks.

Desirable requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience publishing research in high-quality peer-reviewed journals
  • Data analysis skills with demonstrated experience in using statistical software packages including SPSS, R, Stata and/or Mplus is desirable.


Cancer Council Queensland is a growing community-based organisation offering staff flexible work arrangements, salary packaging opportunities, and a supportive team environment where healthy lifestyle balance is encouraged.

How to apply

Applications including a current resume and cover letter should be addressed to:

Manager, Health Systems and Behavioural Research
Cancer Council Queensland

For your application to be considered, it is recommended that the following documentation is attached with your application:

  • Cover letter – Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position you are applying for and give a brief summary of your motivations for applying and your relevant skills and experience.
  • Current Resume – Your resume should include your contact details, work experience, educational background and professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible as Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found.

With integrity, agility and a deep sense of belonging – we are committed to supporting the cancer community.

Cancer Council Queensland is a smoke-free workplace.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Clearance

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