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Clinical Trial Fellow

  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Jul 10 2022

Calvary Mater Newcastle

Medical Oncology Clinical Trial Fellow for 2023

Department of Medical Oncology

Temporary Full-Time or Part –time (12 months)

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Classification: Senior Registrar
  • Remuneration: $74.01816 per hour

About the Role

As a Medical Oncology Clinical Fellow/s at the Calvary Mater Newcastle, you will be joining one of the busiest clinical trial units in New South Wales.  The unit currently has more than 50 actively recruiting clinical trials spanning Phase I to IV trials in numerous tumour streams, including breast, GI, GU, H&N, lung, CNS, skin and melanoma.  The role will primarily support the clinical trial activities of the Medical Oncology Department through close interaction with treating staff specialists, clinical trial coordinators, sponsor representatives, and nursing.  The unit prides itself on the provision of exemplary clinical research by a collaborative team, and has been involved in practice changing studies.  

Additional opportunities for the professional development of fellows include undertaking clinical research projects, preparation of publications, and participation in local and regional caner research committees. There are also local opportunities for post graduate studies, including PhD and Clinical Epidemiology through the Hunter Medical Research Institute and University of Newcastle. Fellows who have received RACP Fellowship may participate in the provision of independent general Medical Oncology services under the supervision of a clinical mentor as part of transitioning to unsupervised consultant practice.

Pay scale is as per the NSW Medical Officers Award with those candidates who have successfully obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians being paid as Senior Registrars.

Duties (include but not limited to)

  • Participate in innovative research, clinical trials and training programs.
  • Lead and execute investigator led research projects.
  • Establish, manage and maintain key internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Provide supervision and training to medical staff and nursing staff.
  • Operate in a multidisciplinary environment.

Skills and Experience (include but not limited to)

  • A primary medical degree registerable with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Eligibility for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and/or equivalent specialist recognition within the next 12 months.
  • Clinical inpatient and outpatient experience in Medical Oncology.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with sound time-management skills and good attention to detail.

The Calvary Mater Newcastle is an Affiliated Health Organisation providing services to both public and private patients primarily from the Hunter New England area. Current employees of NSW Health can request to have various leave entitlement balances transferred to Calvary Mater Newcastle on commencement. Leave types may include but not limited to Long Service Leave, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Convenor for further information.


Calvary is proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression and training and skills development. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading Catholic health care organisation.

About Us

Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas. Calvary employs over 11,000 employees.

Calvary Mater Newcastle (CMN) is a public hospital in Newcastle, NSW and is the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District. CMN provides an Emergency Department, an Intensive Care Unit, a range of medical and surgical services and extensive palliative care services. CMN is also home to our world renowned research facility. Our patients enjoy a redeveloped modern, light and airy environment, surrounded by well-maintained gardens. For more details visit

Newcastle is located 2 hours drive north of Sydney, with an international airport servicing the rest of the country 20minutes outside the city centre.  Newcastle offers the best of regional lifestyle with eye wateringly beautiful beaches on the doorstep and an easy drive to the renowned Hunter Valley vineyards, as well as the convenience of Metropolitan life being the largest non-capital city in Australia.

How to apply

For further information or to discuss further please contact:

Dr James Lynam

Head of Department – Medical Oncology

Ph: 02 401 43574



Calvary does not accept unsolicited resumes or appreciate unsolicited calls from recruitment agencies. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only Applicants who have provided written responses demonstrating ability to meet the selection criteria will be considered.

An Eligibility List for future vacancies (Permanent/Temporary Appointments) may be created.

Criminal Record Check for successful applicants in accordance with Calvary Policy.

Provision of documented evidence of protection against specified infectious diseases required.

Verification of Qualifications will be undertaken where appropriate

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.


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