Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Program Coordinator

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

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • World-class research
  • Convenient Randwick location, directly across from UNSW Lightrail Stop
  • Flexible working options

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 are striving to ensure that number of deaths resulting from a diagnosis of cancer is ZERO. We believe that It’s not a question of if, but when, we will be able to realize this vision.

The ZERO Childhood Cancer National Personalised Medicine Program (ZERO)

ZERO is Australia’s first and most comprehensive personalised medicine program for children and young people. A unique, multidisciplinary program bringing together cutting-edge science, the latest technology, and the brightest minds in research and clinical care, it is on a path to change the model of care for children with cancer today. Having already demonstrated significant impact in improving the lives of children faced with the most challenging prognosis, the program is now in preparation to expand and grow to include all Australian children and young people with cancer by 2023.

The Office of Audacious Endeavours (OAE)

The newly established Office of Audacious Endeavours recognises the audacity of CCI’s vision and in time will support the successful delivery of all CCIs endeavours (projects, programmes, and portfolio’s). The Office supports CCI by developing the capability of:

  1. the organisation by advancing our understanding of our endeavours, creating structures to resolve gaps between strategy and success, and reshaping our organisational context;
  2. our endeavours by supporting our teams to craft and implement their delivery approach; and,
  3. our people by understanding their aspirations, facilitating training and coaching, and identifying opportunities for their growth.

We have a nuanced approach to our endeavours emphasising a deep knowledge of project management and leadership, and dynamic capability building. We develop a tailored approach for each of our endeavours exapting leading practice with careful consideration of context. “Like a jazz musician [we’ll use] the notes on the page, but dancing around them, inventing combinations that are appropriate for the situation and the people at hand” Barry Schwartz.

This role will be embedded within the ZERO Core Management team, reporting to the ZERO Program Manager and working closely with the Program Specialist – Projects within the OAE in the execution, delivery and evaluation of the program.

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in bio/medical science or related life science field is required
  • Post graduate level studies in a relevant discipline. A prior understanding of genomics or precision medicine would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • Well-developed analytical skills and logical structuring of information
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a natural ability and love of working with a diverse groups of people
  • Proactive, with excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Effective communicator in all modes- be that written, verbal or non-verbal

We are ready to invest in you. To challenge you, and support your personal and professional growth. We are proud of our work environment. In addition to being inspired everyday by our ambitious and impactful targets, we also offer a friendly, professional and flexible work environment. 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 (mandatory) clearly addressing why you would be ideally suited to this opportunity.

Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process. Only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.