Bedside-to-Bench-to-Bedside: Improve Outcomes for Cancer Patients

Position: Chief Clinical Research Officer
Location: Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Heidelberg, Victoria
Employment Type: Part-time, 0.2 FTE with Flexible Working Options

Exciting Opportunity in Cancer Research

We’re on the lookout for a visionary and skilled Chief Clinical Research Officer (CCRO) to join the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute. This crucial role will spearhead our clinical research initiatives, seamlessly aligning them with our mission to advance cancer research for better patient outcomes.

Your role:

  • As ONJCRI’s senior clinician, you will be the driving force aligning our clinical research with the strategic priorities outlined in the Victorian Cancer Plan and the Australian Cancer Plan.
  • Reporting directly to the CEO and as a key member of the Executive Committee, you will oversee the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), leading the clinical staff, and fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Your leadership will enhance our capability to conduct ground-breaking research, leveraging impactful partnerships with key stakeholders, including Austin Health.
  • Championing our Consumer Engagement Program, you ensure our research is patient-centred, meeting the real-world needs of those we serve.

Who we’re looking for:

  • A leader with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Significant experience in clinical research leadership, preferably in oncology, with a proven track record of strategic planning and execution in clinical research.
  • Significant experience managing clinical trials, including the design, execution, and management of trial protocols, and a deep understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Deep understanding of clinical research methodologies and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the demonstrated ability to foster collaboration and innovation in clinical research.
  • Experience in patient and consumer engagement strategies.
  • Knowledge of state and national cancer care priorities and strategic plans.

We Value:

  • Integrity, accountability, and a results-driven mindset
  • Collaboration, adaptability, and a focus on innovation
  • Self-confidence, assertiveness, and a commitment to fighting cancer

Why join us?

  • Be part of a leading institute renowned for its significant contributions to cancer research and patient care.
  • Collaborate with a dedicated team of professionals passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of cancer patients.
  • Contribute to shaping the future of cancer research and treatment, leveraging your expertise to lead innovative projects and clinical trials.

Our Dedication to Diversity: At the ONJCRI, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, offering a supportive community where you can grow professionally and make a lasting impact. If you’re driven by a desire to improve patient care through cutting-edge research, we encourage you to apply for this transformative role.

Be a Part of a Supportive and Empowering Work Environment

Apply Now and Make a Difference in Cancer Research!

Please forward your cover letter and CV, addressing the key accountabilities and experience within the position description to the Office of the CEO, via email at