Manager - Registry-Derived Stage Project (VCR.159)

Tuesday 8 June, 2021


  • Lead research to improve the capture of important data by the Victorian Cancer Registry
  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Full-time, fixed term position for 1 year - St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) is a population-based cancer registry that provides comprehensive, accurate and timely information for cancer control by developing and maintaining a high quality, accessible information asset to support epidemiological, clinical, behavioral and health services research and evaluation.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Research Manager- Registry-derived Stage Project to join the VCR Division. Reporting to the Head, Quality Assurance and Innovation your role is to:

  • Lead a 12-month project aimed at using data already captured by the VCR to develop a population-based registry-derived stage for five cancers. 
  • You will work with clinicians and registry experts to develop business rules and, with the VCR Data Analytics team, assess whether cancer stage can be calculated using data transmitted to the VCR from hospital notifications and abstracted using artificial intelligence from pathology reports.
  • Be part of a dynamic and exciting team and play a lead role in this new project which has potential to improve the data available to researchers and reported by the VCR.   

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary degree in Health Information Management or health-related field
  • Substantial experience working with large health-related databases.
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, including the proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • An ability to resolve complex issues and show initiative

What we can offer you

To apply and for more info

To apply for this opportunity, download a Position Description and forward your Resume and Cover Letter to Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Kris Ivanova on    

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Applications close Tuesday 22 June 2021

Cancer Council Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cancer Council Victoria is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Cancer Council Victoria has a strong commitment to the safety, wellbeing and protection of children and youth. We therefore have robust screening procedures for people who are expected to have contact with children in their roles. This will include criminal record check, Working with Children Check and referee checks.