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Bianca Pho, 8 August 2016

Data Manager/Programmer

Cancer Council Victoria

Data Manager/Programmer
Cancer Epidemiology Centre (Ref. EPI.27)

  • Manage data, systems and software for cancer research
  • Join a large and dedicated research team
  • Full-time fixed term position - St Kilda Road, Melbourne

    Seek / Ethical Jobs Search Summary: Gain satisfaction from producing reliable and accurate data for epidemiological research in cancer.

    About your environment

    Cancer Council Victoria has been leading efforts against cancer since 1936 through world leading research, prevention, support and advocacy programs. The Cancer Epidemiology Centre (CEC) develops and maintains high quality resources for epidemiological research and evaluation. The CEC runs five research programs including the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (Health 2020) and the Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study as well as programs for prostate cancer, diet & nutrition and rare and under-researched cancers.

    About your opportunity

    We are seeking a Data Manager/Programmer to join the CEC. Your role is to:

  • Implement, review and maintain systems to manage the collection, storage, manipulation and retrieval of participant contact, scientific and biorepository data.
  • Work in a dedicated team of Data Managers, to validate and manipulate data and ensure storage and release protocols are followed.
  • Assist with the specification, allocation, completion and reporting of data requests.
  • Prepare study data files to facilitate record linkage with external databases.

    All about you

    We are looking for someone with:

  • Tertiary-qualifications in research, science, statistics, mathematics, dietetics, psychology, biomedicine, health information management, information technology or other related field
  • Demonstrated experience in data management, preferably, within an epidemiology or public health research environment
  • Demonstrated experience in data manipulation and extraction, the design and development of databases, as well as a working knowledge of database and statistical software such as STATA, SAS or R
  • The capacity to gain satisfaction from cleaning datasets and dealing with the in-depth processes involved in designing and adapting databases to suit the evolving needs of the organisation
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • An understanding of ethics, confidentiality and privacy as they relate to research.

    What we can offer you

    This full-time fixed term position for 12 months provides a salary within range $54,944 - $60,808 pa plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and a meal entertainment card. We also offer a flexible and friendly work environment, social and wellbeing activities and a location close to public transport.

    To apply and for more info

    To apply for this opportunity visit http://www.cancervic.org.au/about/careers to download a Position Description and the Key Selection Criteria and forward your full application (resume, cover letter and completed Key Selection Criteria document) to hr@cancervic.org.au. For more information contact Alison Hopkins on (03) 9514 6247.

    Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries. All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, a National Police Check.

    Applications close Sunday 21 August 2016

    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.


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