Applications for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowships are now open
Closing date: 7 April 2017
Postdoctoral fellowships are offered to provide Victorian scientists who have recently completed a 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 administering institution at the NHMRC Personnel Support Package (PSP) Level 3 rate of $74,692 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 2017.
Funds will be paid quarterly in advance to the administering institution, 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.
Recognition of Cancer Council Victoria
The fellowship holder 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.
Limitation of other paid activity
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.
Other funding sources
The fellowship holder may 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 have been provided.
Download the application form, certification page, guide to applicants and instructions below. Please read the instructions before starting. Read the form carefully and complete all sections. Name the completed document - [Surname][First name Initial]-PostdocApp (eg. SmithJ-PostdocApp).
Upon reading your completed application form, your supervisor and RAO should affix their signatures in the certification page provided. Name the completed document - [Surname][First name Initial]-Certify (e.g. SmithA-Certify).
Please email the completed and signed application form, and certification page to Rebecca.Peart@cancervic.org.au. For queries, please contact Rebecca Peart on 03 9514 6330.
The next round of postdoctoral fellowships will be for PhDs submitted between 1 April 2017 and 30 September 2017. Applications will close in October 2017.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
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