Position Details
Reference Number 16943
Position Title Scientific Administration Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Division Cancer Research
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Managers & Administrative Officers
Classification From: HS2 - Managers / Administrative Workers Grade 2
Classification To: HS2 - Managers / Administrative Workers Grade 2
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Your role in our future.


We are seeking an experienced Administrator to join our Professional Services Team within Cancer Research.


To be successful in this role you will be a highly organised and motivated individual who has a track record of managing competing priorities and has demonstrated expertise in dealing with a wide range of clients. In addition to this you will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to be professional, tactful, diplomatic and courteous at all times.
  • Highly developed administrative skills including the ability to organise and prioritise tasks to meet tight deadlines.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.
  • Demonstrated integrity and ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially as part of a team.
  • High level skills in a range of computer applications.
  • Ability to work independently and to use initiative and problem solving skills to take responsibility for following through enquiries, correspondence and activities.
  • Capacity and confidence to deal with a wide range of clients internally and externally, including professional staff, senior academics students.

Having experience working in a research or health care environment would be an advantage but is not essential.


Applicants must also address all essential criteria as listed within the position description in a separate attachment.


Previous applicants need not apply.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: Customer focused and able to develop effective relationships with key contacts
Essential: Able to work calmly and effectively under pressure with a high volume of work and within given time constraints.
Essential: Able to prioritise effectively and manage competing deadlines.
Essential: Ability to contribute and communicate effectively as a participative and supportive team member.
Essential: Demonstrated ability to apply initiative and work independently
Desirable: Understanding of medical terminology
Desirable: Qualifications in a health related discipline
Contact Person Zoë Gordon
Contact Number 0385595934
Closing Date 15/07/2019
Position Description
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