Position Details
Reference Number 19848
Position Title Senior Pharmacist, Research Pharmacy Manager
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Pharmacists
Classification From: SX6 - PHARMACIST GR 3 YR1
Classification To: TA22 - PHARMACIST GR 4 YR5
Position Summary

Research Pharmacy Manager, Grade 3 or 4 Pharmacist

Fixed Term – 5 years  (0.5 EFT with option to increase up to 1.0 EFT)

Melbourne location


Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for a Grade 3/4 Pharmacist Manager position to support the Peter Mac Pharmacy Research Program and Peter Mac Research Strategy 2021-25. This is an important role to help deliver a number of research priorities for the Peter Mac pharmacy department leading up to 2025. 


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.


Your role in our future.


The Peter Mac Pharmacy Research Program is aimed at enabling Peter Mac pharmacists to participate in and lead local, state, national and international collaborative health services research to optimise safe and effective use of medicines for cancer patients. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated pharmacist to join our Pharmacy management team to help build research capability and deliver research priorities for the department. Areas of interest include (not limited to):

  • Development, implementation and evaluation of clinical/consensus guidelines
  • Implementation and evaluation of precision medicine
  • Pharmacy practice research including evaluation of pharmacist led programs and new technologies  


In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop your own research portfolio, influence strategic direction of research for the department, and support pharmacy staff involved in research projects.


The Research Pharmacy Manager substantive role is 0.5EFT however, there may be flexibility to increase hours up to 1.0 EFT in the first two years to work with the Pharmacy leadership team on additional programs to bridge evidence-practice gaps, translate research in to clinical practice and develop implementation and education programs.


You should have a broad background in hospital or clinical pharmacy experience in cancer care. You must be registered, or be eligible for registration, with AHPRA, and doctoral or post-doctoral research experience in a relevant discipline is highly desirable.


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


Applications must be lodged electronically by the closing date and address the following:

  1. Give an outline of your previous experience in clinical pharmacy and research including any management experience
  2. Summarise your post-graduate qualifications
  3. Provide your publication record, with no. of citations, and highlight your top 5 publications (by citations or impact factor)



Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: Must be registered pharmacist with AHPRA
Desirable: Completed doctorate or undertaking post-doctoral research in a relevant discipline
Desirable: Clinical pharmacy experience in oncology/haematology
Contact Person Senthil Lingaratnam
Contact Number 8559 5205
Alternate Contact Person Marliese Alexander
Alternate Contact Number 8559 6137
Closing Date 20/04/2021
Position Description
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