Cancer Research Careers – Head of National Research

Website Cancer Australia

Job Description:

The Head of National Research and Data leads a division in providing policy and program advice, and developing and delivering a range of strategic research and data initiatives. Key schemes include the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme; funding Australia’s national Multi-site Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Groups; implementing the Australian Brain Cancer Mission; strengthening national data capacity; and overseeing the development of evidence-based cancer information, resources and data for cancer consumers, health professionals and the community. The role works in close collaboration with other divisions in the Agency, other APS agencies and external stakeholders to deliver on government policy and Agency outcomes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • An exceptional results orientation with the ability to build and motivate a high performing team to achieve best practice standards in a dynamic environment
  • Significant technical, professional, and specialist knowledge and experience in cancer research and data
  • An outstanding, forward-looking leader with professional authority and credibility who can contribute at specialist and strategic levels to the overall direction of the organisation
  • Excellent communication and representational skills with the ability to engender trust and respect
  • Keen intelligence and sound judgement with the ability to resolve complex issues, including by winning support, marshalling resources and leveraging relationships and the ability to successfully influence and negotiate
  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement abilities and adept at building relationships and working collaboratively in partnership to deliver professional and efficient outcomes
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and recommendations within the framework of broad policy parameters and required standards of professionalism and objectivity

Job Details:

Company: Cancer Australia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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