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School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Cancer Community Reference Group

The Curtin University School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (the School) supported by the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) are forming a Cancer Community Reference Group. The Group will help guide research and inform the general public on cancer research activities at Curtin University.

About the project/vacancy

Curtin University are committed to research excellence and innovation, through collaborative links with:

  • Other research institutions nationally and internationally
  • The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • Healthcare providers and
  • Government

Curtin research staff are experienced in key areas of molecular biology, cancer genetics and clinical sciences.

The School and CHIRI have several cancer research projects investigating ovarian, melanoma, breast, liver and bladder cancer. The projects are focused on studying the start of cancer at the cell level, and the progression, diagnosis and treatment of cancers. This research is conducted using state-of-the-art research facilities and advanced technologies ensuring the work is of the highest standard.

About the position

The School and CHIRI are looking for eight people with experience in dealing with cancer related issues, such as those who have had a diagnosis of cancer or carers of people with cancer, to ensure their work remains relevant and meets the needs of patients living with cancer.

What am I expected to do?

As a Group member you will be asked to:

  • Provide feedback on current and potential research projects, including advice on what areas of cancer research should be targets as a matter of priority
  • Reviewing all publicity and presentations associated with the research
  • Commenting on grant applications

What skills or experience do I need?

The School and CHIRI are seeking individuals who have experience in dealing with cancer. Either as someone who has received a cancer diagnosis, or the carer of someone with cancer.

How long am I expected to be involved?

The meeting will be held every three months, starting in March 2020. Your involvement will be for a two year appointment, with the possibility of an extension.

Where will meetings be held?

Curtin University, Bentley campus

What support is offered?

$35/hr honorarium. Training and support is offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.

Applications close: 29 February 2020

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