Research Associate, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 28 May 2023

9 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

28 May 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Part time (22.5 hours per week), 12 months fixed term. Located at the Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group, School of Psychology
  • Opportunity to join a dynamic national cancer clinical trials group
  • Base Salary, Level A $100,717 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

PoCoG is one of 14 national cooperative cancer clinical trials groups, with a mandate from Cancer Australia to increase collaboration and innovation in psycho-oncology research. Our aim is to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by developing and facilitating high quality, collaborative and clinically relevant research focused on optimising psychosocial and supportive care. PoCoG has a membership of over 2000 professionals from across Australia, New Zealand and internationally, working in the area of psycho-oncology.

PoCoG is a national body that serves a broad community of psycho-oncology researchers across Australia. PoCoG is a Centre of The University of Sydney operating within the Faculty of Science, School of Psychology.

PoCoG Is currently seeking a Research Associate to support the group's research activities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the development of PoCoG research studies
  • building collaborations and contributing to grant applications for the Psycho-oncology Co-operative Group (PoCoG) in line with the groups' strategic plans
  • provide research management support to the Group
  • strategically plan, manage, undertake and evaluate research capacity building activities for the group.

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 Research Associate who has:

  • PhD or equivalent in Psychology, Behavioural Sciences, Health Sciences or a closely related discipline
  • experience in the field of psycho-oncology or similar discipline and understanding of the Australian health system
  • demonstrated expertise in research design and methods across psychology, medicine and/or health sciences
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to liaise and engage with multi-disciplinary clinical and research investigators
  • demonstrated success in strategic planning and development of collaborative research grant applications
  • demonstrated research track record, including ability to publish research outcomes.

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Sponsorship / work rights forAustralia

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Pre-employment checks

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Sunday 28 May 2023 11:59 PM

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Camperdown, Australia

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