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03 Oct 2019

VCCC Nurse-led Research Partnership Post

The VCCC Nurse-led Research Hub is offering eight places to nurses from VCCC member organisations to complete a 12-week research training program. In this Nurse-led Research Partnership Post, you will be taught how to develop a research question; search and critique literature; understand broad research designs; design a project and get ready for ethics.

Undertaking this professional development opportunity will enable you to develop up a project that applies to your workplace. 

Who can apply?

Any nurse who works with patients affected by cancer who:

  • is employed at least 0.6 EFT at Austin Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital St Vincent's Hospital and Western Health (Note EMR implementation will mean other hospitals will not have capacity to participate in 2020)

  • has not undertaken a two-year full-time research post-graduate degree (eg. MPhil or PhD)
  • has a passion for becoming a research enabler for other nurses in your organisation.

What is the selection criteria?

  • Ability to put forward a great clinical problem that needs an evidence base
  • Ability to tell us why it’s important
  • Passion for encouraging and supporting other nurses to take part in nurse-led research.

What is the time commitment?

The program will run two days a week (Thursdays and Fridays) for 12 weeks, starting 6 February 2020. 

Will I be paid?

Your time will be backfilled.


The program will be held at the VCCC building in Parkville.

To apply, please complete the online application form - read/download a copy of this sample guideline before completing your application online as some questions require preparation.

VCCC Nurse-led Research Hub Partnership Post - Apply Online

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. 

Applications close 9am Monday 4 November 2019.

Please contact Natasha Moloczij, Program Manager if you have any questions.