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 ceo@onjcri.org.au