Research Manager – Blood Cancer Partnerships

  • Do you want to lead discussion on patient’s needs?
  • Be part of shaping research for blood cancer patients
  • Build a research agenda aimed at supporting advances in the standard of care for patients
  • Location: Any office

The Opportunity

The Leukaemia Foundation is on an exciting transformation journey to deliver greater impact our key stakeholders and the Australian community.

The Blood Cancer Partnerships team will focus primarily on research and advocacy strategies to shape Australia’s public market, so that patients gain access to new and better diagnostics, therapies and clinical practices in a timely manner.

This role will complement the team’s advocacy efforts by supporting the Foundation’s research agenda which fosters research and collaboration to reach the goal of zero lives lost to blood cancers by 2035.  This role will seek and harness research efforts in blood cancer areas to meet the Foundation’s goals.

Snapshot of key responsibilities

  • Undertaking account management and implementation of the Leukaemia Foundation’s research agenda aimed at supporting advances in standard of care for patients.
  • Researching, analysing and advising on a range of research related matters
  • Effectively represent the Leukaemia Foundation with some external parties especially research focused institutions
  • Proactively build collaborative relationships internally and externally which are productive and meaningful.  This includes supporting advances of existing therapies and accelerated introduction of new therapies
  • Preparing and implementing – with relevant internal teams – plans for engaging with relevant internal and external stakeholders to support engagement of research organisations and partners
  • Support the operations of the Scientific Advisory Panel
  • Work with the Blood Cancer Partnerships team to strengthen public affairs systems, process and in-market capabilities across the Foundation

Selection Criteria

Essential Requirements

  • Highly developed analytical, written and verbal communication skills, including formal presentation techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working in complex relationships, whilst having an ability to influence others
  • Demonstrated ability to project manage work with  competing priorities in a complex environment, often with broad direction
  • Deep understanding of the global health policy landscape and how this this relates to our research agenda
  • Demonstrated experience in development and implementation of a research agenda
  • An ability to source and interpret complex political and other external environment intelligence which drives better research outcomes
  • An ability to source and interpret complex research, scientific and other external environment intelligence and  develop research plans
  • An ability to travel domestically and if necessary internationally

Highly desirable

  • Account management of existing and future networks and relationship building efforts with key stakeholders and decision makers
  • Awareness of being an “outsider-inside” and managing the complexity of translating external intelligence into the organisation and working to shape internal responses
  • Experience in the Health Care sector


Submit your application on-line via SEEK by attaching 1 document only containing both these items within:

1. A covering letter with specific evidence and examples of your interest and suitability against the essential requirements

2. Your fully up to date CV/resume

3. Please click the “Apply for this job” (button).

If you would like to find out more about this career opportunity prior to applying, please call Tim Murphy General Manager – Blood Cancer Partnerships M: 0435 969 037 or email


Leukaemia Foundation is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that continues to reflect the community we support.

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