Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Program Manager - Zero Childhood Cancer

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Personalised Medicine (PM)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it, and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive in, with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

The Zero Childhood Cancer Personalised Medicine Program is currently seeking to appoint a Program Manager. The ideal candidate will be looking for challenge and diversity in their role, with the opportunity to take the initiative, and integrate their experience within a highly complex and fast-paced translational research program.

The Zero Childhood Cancer Program Manager will report to the Program Leader supporting the expansion and delivery of the national program which will integrate, harmonise and build upon the existing research, translational and clinical activity of Children’s Cancer Institute and its partners at Sydney Children’s Hospital, all major paediatric centres nationally and partner medical laboratory research institutions. The objective of the program is to prolong survival, reduce treatment side effects and elucidate novel undiscovered biology.

Under guidance of the Program Leader, the Program Manager will provide daily operational support, particularly in the development and maintenance of accurate program plans, budgets and documentation, identify and help resolve program issues, support ad-hoc cross functional task forces, and help facilitate alignment across functions, campuses, and national clinical sites. The position will play a key role in ensuring the program meets milestones and successfully expands a sustainable National Zero Childhood Cancer Precision Program and partner network.

This role suits a friendly personality who can work with people openly across all components of an organisation. Critical to the role is a clinically orientated and organised approach, strong people and project management skills, and the ability to act as a key liaison between Children’s Cancer Institute and our collaborating partners.

Key Skills required:

  • Confidentiality, sound judgement
  • A team player with energy and enthusiasm
  • Broad strategic program perspective and strong attention to tactical details.
  • Exceptional organisational capability with strong time management and the ability to work on multiple initiatives concurrently
  • Expert planning and tracking skills, with the ability to capture details and summarize in an integrated cross-functional plan
  • Strong solutions focussed analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with proven ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders with varied skill sets and knowledge bases
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, meet strict deadlines, demonstrate initiative, and respond and adapt rapidly to changes in priorities and the environment

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.