Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Cancer Modelling) - Level A - 3 year contract
Cancer Council NSW
WoolloomoolooClosing date: 27th September 2016
Celebrating over 60 years, Cancer Council NSW is a community funded, community focused not for profit. Cancer Council NSW (CCNSW) is the largest cancer charity in NSW and its point of difference is that it works across all stages of the cancer journey from research right through to support.
With an increasing number of grant approvals, and collaborations both nationally and internationally, we now have the need for a new Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to join the team in a 3 year contract, with strong potential for extension to a permanent position.
Based in the Woolloomooloo office, you will be part of a group that has developed detailed novel models of screening for several different cancers which can be used to evaluate various prevention strategies in different settings. The group emphasises an epidemiological and mathematical approach to modelling and has developed strong local and international collaborations in the settings in which they work. These models have been used to inform policy in Australia, New Zealand, England and the United States, and the group has produced a range of high impact publications.
You will also contribute to the new VISION 2040 research program, which has an overall objective to determine which optimal cancer control interventions and programs can effectively and cost-effectively reduce the number of people dying from cancer by the year 2040. This will involve developing models to predict cancer related outcomes in Australia, out to the year 2040, and evaluate the impacts of different cancer control strategies. The research findings will inform the process of policy prioritisation to support the efficient and effective use of cancer control programs in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer at a population level.
You will participate in the development of the simulation platform used in evaluations of cancer screening programs. In summary? It's helping to provide coding to health research, to help develop screening processes for cancers.
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