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  • University of Melbourne
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
12 Jun 2019

Master of Cancer Sciences online tutor: Cancer in Society

Teaching Assistant, Level A casual role for 13 weeks during the Term 3 teaching period at an approximate time commitment of around 5-7 hours per week.

This opportunity requires an enthusiastic public health practitioner, scientist or clinician with educational experience to take on the support of an online community of clinicians and researchers.

The role will be part of a professional and dynamic team supporting the roll out of the Master of Cancer Sciences program. Join the team and help to shape Australia's first cancer specific, multidisciplinary, flexible, wholly online program; and one of only two such programs in the world.


The role will involve familiarisation around content, announcements, online invigilation of the student discussion fora, consultation and monitoring of student engagement, preparation, set up and delivery of webinars, assessment grading and evaluation and quality improvement activities.

Required availability

This will be a casual position, on an as required basis, with an estimated workload of 5-7 hours per week for 13 weeks during the Term 3 teaching period. The available dates that the tutor is required are Monday 8 July to Friday 4 October 2019. The individual will need to be available for all four tutorials scheduled on: Wednesday 24 July at 7-8pm; Wednesday 7 August at 7-8pm; Wednesday 21 August at 7-8pm and Wednesday 4 September at 7-8pm.

About the subject – Cancer in Society

Students will gain a holistic understanding of the cancer burden in modern society by exploring the social, political and financial considerations of cancer care. In this subject, students will learn about the attitudes, behaviours and risk factors that influence cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality. Students will also examine the influence of the commercial sector, law and public policy and how these factors are reflected in international cancer epidemiology

About the course – Master of Cancer Sciences

The Master of Cancer Sciences is a comprehensive, in-depth course of study into the oncological sciences. This innovative program will equip students with the cutting-edge, evidence-based specialist knowledge required to be at the forefront of the rapidly evolving fields of clinical care and cancer research. Students will also complete a research project in an emerging field of cancer research. Completion of the Masters will enable students to pursue higher research degree pathways, should they choose to do so.

Equity and inclusion

The VCCC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment, free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation.

How to apply

Download a copy of the position description.

Applications to be sent to Sathana Dushyanthen, VCCC Lead of Graduate Programs by Sunday 30 June midnight addressing all essential selection criteria and appending your CV.

For further information

Associate Professor Brigid Lynch