An exciting opportunity to make a difference and contribute to a variety of research projects related to the Youth Cancer Services.
About Canteen & Youth Cancer Services
We get it. Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything. Canteen is the game changer.
Canteen is a national support organisation for 12 - 25-year old's who cope with cancer in their family. Through Canteen, they learn to explore and deal with feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they have been diagnosed themselves, we also provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.
Working for Canteen is a chance to support young people rebuilding the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their world upside down.
Youth Cancer Services: Canteen has entered into Funding Agreements with the Commonwealth Government from 2020 - 2024 to manage five dedicated hospital-based Youth Cancer Services (YCS) for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, conduct national priority projects focused on improving AYA cancer care, and improve access to clinical trials for young cancer patients.
As the Research Officer (YCS), you will contribute to a variety of research projects related to the YCS including national priority projects. Specifically, you will be responsible for providing assistance to the Research and Evaluation Managers/Senior Researchers on projects which explore young people’s experience of care during their cancer treatment and exploring young people’s experience of life after cancer (i.e. survivorship).
The Research Officer will be responsible for managing ethics on existing projects, developing project protocols and submitting ethics and governance documents for new projects, recruiting participants, collating data summary reports, preparing conference presentations for the team on these projects. This role gives you the opportunity to have a job where you can work with purpose and contribute to the translation of research into practice.
This is a full-time position, maximum term until 30 June 2024.