Business Development/Commercialisation Manager

Business Development/Commercialisation Manager

Part Time and Maximum Term

  • Exciting opportunity for an experienced, hands-on Business Development/Commercialisation professional
  • Highly collaborative environment, with a focus on fostering partnership with researchers, academia and industry
  • Part time, flexible hours and generous salary packaging benefits

About the position:

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (the Institute) is embarking on a visionary business transformation to capitalise on our well-regarded cancer research programs, genomic and single cell sequencing platforms, patient bio-banking and multi-platform capability. In strengthening our position as a leading translational focused cancer research institute, this exciting opportunity will focus on enhanced translation and commercialisation of the Institute’s research outputs, promoting the successful linking of research discoveries with commercial and translation outcomes.

This dynamic role will report to the Chief Operating Officer and work closely and collaboratively with our Researchers and our Legal Office.

You will be responsible for:

  • Development of business cases for commercialisation opportunities that align with the Institute’s purpose, strategic objectives and research strategy;
  • Proactively developing productive, professional relationships with key stakeholders with a focus on identifying commercial and clinical collaborations;
  • Assessing technology transfer opportunities from researchers and their collaborators to ensure intellectual property is appropriately captured, protected and commercialized;
  • Managing the negotiation and execution of material, data and reagent transfer agreements, collaboration agreements, confidentiality agreements, commercialisation, licensing and assignment agreements;
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities to secure development and industry funding;
  • Develop appropriate IP protection strategies together with researchers via invention disclosures, patents and trademarks to enhance IP capture, collaboration and licensing;
  • Ensuring pre-disclosure publication review (and appropriate IP protection), maintenance of publication records (Endnote) and publication dissemination/display;
  • Education of staff and students, and promotional awareness of IP capture, development, protection, management and commercialisation.

About you:

To succeed in this dynamic and interesting role you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate a culture of innovation and strategic thinking in commercialisation;
  • A proven record of developing strategic plans and business plans and delivering against agreed milestones with high scientific or research and development content;
  • A demonstrated track record in securing collaboration, licensing and technology agreements, including 2 years or more of biomedical industry experience in either biomedical product development, business development/commercialisation or technology transfer;
  • Proven agreement negotiation and drafting, including familiarity with IP related agreements and risk mitigation terms;
  • Strong understanding of technology discovery, development and commercialisation;
  • Experience in IP valuation methodologies and use in project and commercialisation decision making, including finance, costing and agreement negotiations;
  • Well-developed communication skills;
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (including Excel) and relevant customer relationship management platforms.

A PhD in a relevant biomedical discipline, with further research experience through post-doctoral or industry positions would be considered highly advantageous.

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We offer workplace benefits including a hybrid, flexible working model, generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

To Apply:

Please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae, including referee details of 3 referees, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-081/2022 to Dr. Khay-Lin Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 8 July 2022


Clinical Trial Data Manager/Monitor

Clinical Trial Data Manager/Monitor

Full time and Maximum Term

About the position

The Clinical Trial Data Manager/Monitor will provide key support to all clinical research projects undertaken by the Institute. The main responsibility will be directly supporting investigators and the Clinical Trials Team in all aspects of conduct and implementation of the clinical trial. This includes ensuring milestones are achieved allowing the engagement of future clinical trials. In addition, the Clinical Trial Data Manager/Monitor will be responsible for the data management and monitoring of patients recruited to the various trials and coordination of the data with participating study sites.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Data management and maintenance of clinical
  • Ongoing monitoring and support of the Institute’s clinical studies, including:
    • Site implementation of Protocols, Informed Consent forms and Investigator Brochures, Case Report
    • Monitoring of trial-related duties and responsibilities to trial-related
    • Data handling, record keeping, retrieval and clarification, and
    • Investigator meeting preparation/participation.
    • Safety reporting process for study
    • Study status tracking, study file maintenance and
  • Conduct/attend monitoring visits, including site initiation and close-out visits, as
  • Contribute to the development of trial specific monitoring procedures and standards and ensure consistent
  • Contribute to the preparation, review, updating and training of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Contribute to the preparation and review of all applicable ethics and regulatory documents, and manuals.
  • Undertake data analysis and data cleaning to ensure clinical and pathological data
  • Provide support in the establishment of clinical and laboratory
  • Assist researchers to utilise data for research

About you

Tertiary qualified (preferably in Biomedical, Health Sciences, RN or equivalent) you will have an outstanding ability to multitask with exceptional organisational and time management skills.  Your excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills ensure that all key stakeholder requirements are met and you will contribute significantly to the successful completion of the clinical studies in a timely manner.

In addition, you will have:

  • Solid understanding of clinical studies, including protocol development, monitoring, site management and data management.
  • Experience in oncology and/or nuclear medicine studies.
  • Experience with Remote Data Capture systems, preferably REDCap, Medidata RAVE or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated competency with database
  • Solid knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines provided by the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) and applicable regulatory requirements under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Australian
  • Ability to perform ICH-GCP and other regulatory compliant monitoring of clinical
  • Ability to multitask and work independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficient level of computer literacy in MS Office environment, particularly Excel.

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We offer workplace benefits including a hybrid, flexible working model, generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

To apply:

Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details (references of the preferred will only be contacted after interview), quoting the reference number ONJCRI-082/2022 to Dr. Jodie Palmer, Senior Manager Clinical Operations, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 8 July 2022


Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Molecular Immunology Lab

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Molecular Immunology Lab

Full time and maximum Term for 2 years

About the position

The Molecular Immunology Laboratory (MIL) is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow with an outstanding track record in immunology/molecular biology to work on a collaborative project with both pharmaceutical and academic partners.  The project aims to use cutting-edge screening approaches involving both CRISPR/Cas9 and high-throughput drug screens coupled to full transcriptomic readouts to understand the epigenetic control of anti-tumour immune responses and identification of novel epigenetic immunotherapy targets.  The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be involved in other projects in the laboratory, including identification and targeting  mechanisms of tumour immune evasion and development of single sell RNA-sequencing approaches to study cancer immunology.

This position reports to the head of Molecular Immunology Laboratory (MIL). There are no direct reports to this position although the Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved with supervision of junior staff and PhD students.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Carry out high quality basic and translational cancer immunology research.
  • Contribute intellectually to the project and experimental design.
  • Collaborate with other members of the team and external researchers.
  • Present data in internal/external meetings, and at national and international conferences.
  • Commitment to training and supervision of other group members, including staff and students (Honours/PhD).
  • Maintain knowledge of the relevant scientific literature and advancements in the field.
  • Seek competitive external funding and contribute to the writing of grant applications.
  • Meticulous record keeping.
  • Writing of successful application to the relevant OGTR and Animal Ethics Committee(s).
  • Participate and support engagement activities within the institute and the wider immunology community.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD in Immunology or other relevant streams of biology
  • Strong foundation in immunology or tumour immunology
  • Significant experience in cellular immunology and/or molecular biology
  • Experience with the CRISPR/Cas system would be desirable
  • Experience with next generation sequencing data would be desirable
  • Excellent publication record (first author papers)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong interpersonal, communication, and organisational skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to develop/learn new skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor / supervise junior research members
  • Ability to work to the highest ethical and professional standards

Salary range of $89,551 p.a. to $94,857 p.a. (dependent on years of postdoctoral experience)  plus 10.5% superannuation is on offer.

We offer workplace benefits including a hybrid, flexible working model, generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

To apply

Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-083/2022 to Dr Conor Kearney via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.


Communications and Marketing Manager

Communications and Marketing Manager

Full time and Fixed Term

  • Outstanding opportunity for an accomplished communications professional
  • Develop and lead the communications and marketing strategy for a global leader in game changing research
  • Full-time role, flexible working hours/hybrid work model
  • A generous salary packaging scheme up to $18,550 per FBT year

About the opportunity

The Communications and Marketing function sits within the wider Research Support team, providing expert, timely and efficient services to our cancer researchers to enable them to focus on and get the best out of their research.

This is an exciting and varied role which is responsible for refining and implementing the Institute’s communications strategy to drive reputational awareness, foster community engagement and to support major revenue and supporter growth for its research.

The successful incumbent will work with a range of internal and external stakeholders including the Executive, Program Leaders, researchers, fundraising staff, media outlets, the communications teams of our key partners (Austin Health and La Trobe University), and the broader community.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, with close working relations with the Senior Fundraising Manager and the Senior Project Manager – Strategy and Impact, key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement an external communications strategy to raise public awareness of the Institute in regard to its reputation, researchers and breakthrough medical research. This includes development and execution of a social media strategy;
  • Plan and implement an internal communications strategy to increase staff engagement and support effective disbursement of information throughout the institute;
  • Review and update the ONJCRI website structure and content;
  • Management, writing & editing of the Annual Report
  • Manage and respond to media and public relations enquiries including the preparation of media release as required.
  • Support the Senior Fundraising Manager through creation of a range of fundraising collateral;
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for internal and external communications; and
  • Develop and monitor an Institute Style Guide for all internal and external communications to ensure the integrity of our image and identity.

About you

To excel in this role, you will be an accomplished and impactful story teller with strong written skills and the ability to adapt writing to suit a diverse range of audiences.  You will be responsible for driving communication effectively through a variety of channels including; web, print, social and media relations.

Key to the success of the role your ability to develop and deliver value added marketing and communications initiatives to drive success and growth in fundraising income.

Tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism, marketing or public relations or an allied discipline together with subsequent relevant work experience; or extensive experience and management expertise in Internal and External Communications is required.

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae, including referee details of 3 referees, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-079/2022 to Dr. Khay-Lin Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 21 June 2022


Senior Fundraising Manager

Senior Fundraising Manager

Full time and Fixed Term

  • Lead the growth agenda for a global leader in game changing cancer research
  • Full-time role, flexible working hours/hybrid work model
  • Heidelberg location, close to public transport
  • A generous salary packaging scheme up to $18,550 per FBT year

About the opportunity

The Fundraising function sits within the wider Research Support team, providing expert, timely and efficient services to our cancer researchers to enable them to focus on and get the best out of their research.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to lead and implement the fundraising strategy of the Institute, focused on growing income from philanthropic sources to support ground-breaking cancer research that truly makes a positive impact on the lives of cancer patients.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, with close working relations with the Communication and Marketing Manager, Research Development Manager and the Senior Project Manager – Strategy and Impact, key responsibilities include:

  • Playing an integral part in the development of a culture of fundraising within the Institute, including engaging with and supporting researchers at all levels to understand the fundraising process;
  • Prospecting and identifying major grant opportunities with philanthropic organisations;
  • Proactively identifying potential donors, high net worth individuals, corporate partners and bequest donors with a view to developing long term relationships/partnerships and funding streams;
  • Implementing donor stewardship programs and campaigns;
  • Taking responsibility for donations, gifts, bequests and philanthropic grants from all sources whether in Australia or internationally;
  • Working with key internal stakeholders to develop project cases for support and develop the stakeholders’ awareness for how they can contribute to the donor journey;
  • Identifying and implementing any fundraising tools which will improve the donor experience and help donor acquisition. This includes managing the introduction and implementation of a donor database;
  • Work closely with the Communications and Marketing Manager and the Research Development Manager to grow relationships with philanthropists, trusts and foundations.

About you

This exciting challenge will be the perfect fit for a candidate with extensive experience, proven success with major gifts fundraising and a real appetite to deliver results for an organisation that makes a difference. Strategic ability, exceptional communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to build connections in any environment – from the boardroom to the local neighbourhood – are your strengths.

We are an organisation based on innovation and exploration, and you will need to be ready to innovate too. A combination of tried and true techniques and innovative approaches, built on an insightful assessment of Institute’s unique opportunity market will be required.

Tertiary qualifications in business, fundraising or an allied discipline together with subsequent relevant work experience; or extensive experience in donor development and fundraising is required.

The Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and workforce and we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae, including referee details of 3 referees, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-080/2022 to Dr. Khay-Lin Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 21 June 2022


IT Support Engineer

IT Support Engineer

Full time and Fixed Term

  • Fantastic opportunity to support the growth of the Institute
  • Provide solutions-based support to our researchers who are working towards better treatments and therapies for cancer patients
  • Generous salary packaging benefits up to $18,550

About the position

The IT team sits within the Professional Services team which provides timely and efficient research support services to our cancer researchers to enable them to focus on and get the best out of their research. Working alongside the IT Manager and the IT Systems Administrator, the IT Support Engineer will be responsible for providing 1st and 2nd tier support for desktops (PC and Macs), A/V equipment and computer-based laboratory platforms and equipment in a proactive, efficient and effective manner. This is a very hands-on, face-to face role with variety and exposure to a broad range of responsibilities, including the opportunity to identify process improvement and in collaboration with the IT team, facilitate necessary change in IT service delivery within the Institute.

You must have previous experience in a Service Desk capacity and have a demonstrable experience supporting users in an MS office, desktop applications and operating systems environment in addition to supporting a range of software applications such as Adobe Suite, Endnote, Corel Draw, Endpoint and Prism. Experience in core administration of Active Directory, servers, storage and networks using MS server operating systems is essential, combined with hands on experience in computer hardware installations and trouble shooting.  An added bonus would be your experience in supporting Linux/Mac systems, open source applications such as ImageJ, database administration, Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365 migration and administration.

About you

A true client service oriented professional, you are a hard-working and dedicated team player who thrives in a collaborative and supportive team environment. You relish in trouble shooting problems and providing durable solutions for your clients, and you rise to any challenges that are put before you.

Your ability to develop and build positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, to work independently and to think on your feet together with your genuine desire to work in a dynamic research environment will see you excel in this role.

We offer workplace benefits including generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

To apply:

Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details (referees will only be contacted after interview), addressing the key accountabilities and experience within the position description, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-076/2022 to Peter Lawry, IT Manager, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 20 May 2022