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View our research groups and the University of Melbourne Careers website for more information on careers.

Any advertised positions with University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research teams will be advertised on this page.


Research Assistant, Palliative Medicine Research Group

The Palliative Medicine Research Group has a new opening for a Research Assistant to support the conduct of projects being undertaken as part of our Public Health and Health Services Research Programs. This unique role would suit a dynamic person seeking opportunities for career development who wants to make a difference through equitable access to quality care at the end of life. You will hold a tertiary research qualification or substantive experience in psychology, social science, public health, or a related health discipline; and expertise in one or more of the following research areas: palliative care, cancer, health services research, or community engagement.

Applications are open until 1 November 2019 via UniMelb Jobs.

Cancer is a key research theme in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), with opportunities for honours, graduate research and short course programs within a number of departments, for leaders and future leaders in cancer.

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Research Opportunities

Any specific research project opportunities available with University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research Research Groups will be advertised on this page.


Joint PhD scholarship with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

A new opportunity to work on 'Characterising the role of netrin-1 and its dependence receptors in drug tolerance and treatment-induced plasticity of metastatic human CRC' is now available with Associate Professor Frederic Hollande, as an exciting joint scholarship with CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France.

The successful student will spend at least a year at each of the University of Melbourne and CNRS over the course of their candidature, and be eligible to graduate with a jointly awarded PhD recognised with a testamur from each University. Those interested are invited to submit their application ASAP – successful candidates for these positions are expected to accept their scholarship by December 11, 2019.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offers an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. Any open scholarships specific to the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research will be listed here.

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Joint PhD scholarship with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

A new opportunity to work on 'Characterising the role of netrin-1 and its dependence receptors in drug tolerance and treatment-induced plasticity of metastatic human CRC' is now available with Associate Professor Frederic Hollande, as an exciting joint scholarship with CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France.

The successful student will spend at least a year at each of the University of Melbourne and CNRS over the course of their candidature, and be eligible to graduate with a jointly awarded PhD recognised with a testamur from each University. Those interested are invited to submit their application ASAP – successful candidates for these positions are expected to accept their scholarship by December 11, 2019.