Help us make a real difference to improve the lives of people with breast cancer.

Why Work for Breast Cancer Trials?

Breast Cancer Trials is committed to exploring and finding better treatments for people affected by breast cancer through clinical trials research. We are a group of world-leading breast cancer researchers based in Australia and New Zealand, supported by a team of professional staff who manage our clinical trials and raise the money we need to do the work we do.

Our research has improved the treatment of breast cancer, led to changes in the way breast cancer is managed, and saved the lives of millions of people affected by breast cancer since our inception in 1978. Our goal is for breast cancer patients to live better, to live longer, and to never die from breast cancer.

Our values – We before Me, Curiosity, Empathy and Greatness – are not just words, they are the simple behaviours of how we work on a daily basis. And “For good and for great”, is the energy and driving force behind everything we do.

The work we do and the decisions we make serve the common good of all people who are affected with breast cancer, as we strive every day to make the world a better place.

Organisations don’t make things happen; people do. Are you one of these people?

What We Do

Our office is located in Newcastle, NSW. Our dedicated team of 50 staff work across the three main areas of our organisation:

  • Trials
  • Fundraising
  • Business Support

Trials (Research)

The Trials Department activate, monitor and close the clinical trials we participate in. All trials are carried out at participating hospitals and cancer treatment centres across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. BCT does not have any direct patient contact, nor do we undertake any laboratory work.

Please see the Research section our website for more information.

Positions include: Clinical Trial Administrators, Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Trial Project Leaders and Clinical Trial Program Managers. Other positions cover Ethics and Regularly Affairs, Protocol Development and Quality Assurance (trials only).


Our national fundraising program is run from our Newcastle Office. There are many ways our supporters contribute to help us reach our research goals.

Please see the How You Can Help section of our website for more information.

Positions include: Supporter Care Officer, Appeals Coordinator, Supporter Engagement Officer, Fundraising Data Manager, Community Fundraising Manager, Community Fundraising Coordinator, Fundraising Digital Coordinator, and Individual Giving Manager.

Business Support

Business support provides finance, communications and human resources support to the organisation.

Benefits of Working for Breast Cancer Trials

By working at Breast Cancer Trials we can offer you:

  • A supportive work environment.
  • Exclusive benefits only accessible to employees within the charity sector (salary packaging) which reduces the amount of tax payable and increases your take home pay.
  • Generous conditions such as:
    • One accrued day off per month (full-time staff only)
    • Flexible start/finish times
    • Additional leave when the office is closed at Christmas (not part of your annual leave)
    • Paid Death & TPD, and salary continuance insurances
    • Paid parental leave (in addition to the Paid Parental Leave provided by the Federal Government).
    • Additional Carer’s Leave days – up to five days per employment anniversary
    • Employee Assistance Program


Current Vacancies

  • Clinical Research Associate (Expressions of Interest)

    We are always on the lookout for good Clinical Research Associates to join the Group in Newcastle, working on innovative national and international clinical trials at various stages of the trial life cycle.

    In this role, you will:

    • Proactively manage the progress of assigned trials
    • Establish and maintain communication lines with sites to manage expectations and queries
    • Enter and maintain data efficiently and accurately using an in-house database.
    • Perform site initiation, monitoring, and close-out visits
    • Support and participate in continuous improvement of processes

    About you:

    • Tertiary qualifications in:
      • Science;
      • Clinical/life sciences;
      • Health;
      • Nursing; or
      • Research
    • Experience in coordination of clinical trials (Oncology experience is desirable)
    • Strong prioritisation, problem solving and time management skills
    • The ability to respond quickly to changing priorities and opportunities
    • High proficiency in computer programs and clinical trial management systems
    • The ability and willingness to travel nationally and infrequently to New Zealand as required (typically 1 week per month).

    BCT is situated in the heart of Newcastle NSW, overlooking Newcastle harbour. We provide the opportunity to work in one of Australia’s largest regional cities, offering all the benefits of the capital cities at a more leisurely pace.

    We offer generous employment conditions including health charity salary packaging, ADOs, generous leave provisions and personal insurances.

    If you want the opportunity to join a highly respected research organisation where you will be genuinely valued and be provided with an amazing range of employee benefits, then please apply now.

    To apply, send your resume and cover letter to positions@bctrials.org.au

Application Process

Before applying for a position, you should read the Position Information and Position Description for the vacancy, and if requested, download the Application Form.

To ensure your application is considered and reviewed by the panel, your application must include the following:

  1. A cover letter including information on why you are applying for this particular position.
  2. A concise resume with all relevant employment details (including dates of employment) and experience. No more than five pages.
  3. The application form answering the nominated questions (if requested).
  4. Copies of relevant university transcripts or other relevant qualifications.

You must already have the right to work in Australia to apply for any positions with Breast Cancer Trials. Please provide evidence of this with your application if you are not naturally an Australian citizen.

If you apply for more than one position, you will need to submit separately for each position.

Submitting Your Application

All applications are to be submitted via email to positions@bctrials.org.au



To enquire about positions available at Breast Cancer Trials or if you have a question about the application process, please send us an email.


Madelaine Atkins – FINER Clinical Trial & Her Decision to Participate
ASCO 2022 Breast Cancer Research Summary