Applications close 4.30pm Monday 8 April 2013
Postdoctoral fellowships are offered to provide Victorian scientists who've recently submitted their PhD with support for an additional year of research based on their thesis work. The application must establish that the research will be greatly enhanced by having the candidate spend a further year with the same research group (where the recipient was a PhD candidate).
Cancer Council Victoria is an independent volunteer based charity which was established in 1936. Our mission is to lead the fight against cancer. Our core business is cancer control. We conduct and support research as well as delivering state-wide support and prevention programs and advocating regulation and other interventions to reduce the physical and emotional burden of cancer.
The fellowship funding will be paid to the host institute at the NHMRC Personnel Support Package (PSP) Level 3 rate of $69,891 pa. The PSP amount covers all salary and salary on-costs (e.g. payroll tax, workers compensation, leave loading, compulsory and contributory superannuation) as well as some minor operational support.
Fellowships will be awarded for a period of one year, commencing 1 July 2013.
Funds will be paid quarterly in advance to the host institute, which will make payments to the recipient according to its internal arrangements.
Selection will involve an assessment of applications against the following criteria:
At the conclusion of the Fellowship, holders must submit a report on their research. Cancer Council Victoria may specify special reporting requirements or formats.
The fellow must acknowledge the support of Cancer Council Victoria and (if applicable) any nominated fund, donation or bequest, in all publications, presentations and media announcements pertaining to the research for which the fellowship has been awarded. Cancer Council Victoria may specify from time to time a form of words to be used to acknowledge the support of Cancer Council Victoria and any nominated fund, donation or bequest.
The fellowship is provided for full-time research. The fellowship holder must not engage in other paid activity that materially diminishes his or her capacity to conduct the research full-time.
The fellowship holder can receive funding from other sources subject to the following provisos:
Compliance with the conditions of the fellowship is mandatory. Depending on its nature and severity, non-compliance may result in withdrawal of the fellowship.
If offered a fellowship, your Research Administrative Officer will need to certify that you have the relevant committee approvals (e.g. Human Research Ethics Committee, Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee, Biosafety Committee). The fellowship funding will not start until all approvals are provided.
Applications must be made on the official application form, which is available online for either MSOffice Word 97- 2003 or 2007-10 users. Please read Intructions for filling in the PdF form before completing the application.
Please read the form carefully and complete all sections. Please name the document SurnameInitial-PostDocApp (eg. SmithJ-PostDocApp.pdf) and email the completed and signed application form in pdf format to:
Mrs Maria Nuguid
Research Management Unit
Cancer Council Victoria
1 Rathdowne St
CARLTON VIC 3053
Tel: 03 9635 5213
The next round of postdoctoral fellowships will be for PhDs submitted between 29 March 2013 and 30 September 2013. Applications will close 7 October 2013.