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  • University of Melbourne
18 Aug 2020

Master of Cancer Sciences online tutor: Cancer Therapeutics Term 4

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant, Level A, for a casual role for 13 weeks during the Term 4 teaching period with an estimated workload of around 5-7 hours per week.

This opportunity requires an enthusiastic scientist with educational experience to take on the support of an online community of clinicians and researchers.

Master of Cancer Sciences course

This role will introduce you to a professional and dynamic team supporting the delivery of the Master of Cancer Sciences program. Join the team helping to shape and deliver Australia's first cancer specific, multidisciplinary, flexible, wholly online program; 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.The position reports to the Cancer Therapeutics Subject Coordinator, and indirectly to the Master of Cancer Sciences Course Conveners and Project Lead.

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 4 teaching period. The dates that the tutor is required are Monday 28 September to Monday 28 December 2020.

The individual will need to be available for all four tutorials scheduled on:
Thursday 15 October 7.00-8.00pm 
Thursday 29 October 7.00-8.00pm 
Thursday 12 November 7.00-8.00pm 
Thursday 26 November 7.00-8.00pm

The subject will also be rolling out in Term 4 2021, so there is an opportunity to teach into that, dependent on student numbers.

About the subject – Cancer Therapeutics

The Cancer Therapeutics subject aims to examine the benefits and limitations of various treatment modalities available for patients with cancer. Case studies will be used to integrate this information to understand and evaluate the modern era of integrated cancer care and the role of multi-disciplinary team-based patient management. The subject aims to provide breadth of knowledge and perspective with regards to cancer treatment and patient centred care.

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.

How to apply

Download a copy of the position description.

Send a cover letter, statement of claims addressing the key selection criteria, and CV to Dr Sathana Dushyanthen, Graduate Programs Lead, Master of Cancer Sciences sathana.dushyanthen@unimelb.edu.au by 11.59pm Sunday 6 September 2020.

For further information

Dr David Kok, course convener, Master of Cancer Sciences. Please do not send your application to this contact.