The Clinical Fellowship Program

Supporting the next generation of researchers in breast cancer.

As the largest independent oncology clinical trials research group in Australia and New Zealand, Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) is pleased to present an opportunity for up to six Clinical Fellowships in 2025, to contribute to the scientific and clinical conduct of the BCT research program, as well as build capacity within BCT.

For more than 40 years, BCT has been conducting clinical trials research into the treatment and prevention of breast cancer and can boast:

  • More than 980 members
  • A research program that brings together 118 Institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand, and is expanding internationally
  • Contributing to over 1,310 publications, making significant contributions in advancing medical knowledge, treatments and preventative strategies
  • A history of over 17,481 participants in our clinical trials
  • A database of 22,000 supporters

These positions will provide an exciting opportunity for an early career researcher to be funded in a part-time capacity (1-2 days per week) for a one-year term, with a second-year application possible.

The Fellowships will commence in January 2025.

BCTs Strategy is Underpinned by Three Pillars

  • Pillar 1: World-Class Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Trials
  • Pillar 2: Sustainable Foundations for Innovative Research
  • Pillar 3: Driving Awareness and Influencing Change

About the Role

In this role, Fellows work on projects that are directly relevant to BCT. This will potentially involve:

  • Research areas of future trials including background and pilot work to be outlined by the applicant in the application
  • Work on existing or future BCT clinical trials
  • Further analysis of results of existing trials
  • Participate in trial meetings to drive the research as directed by our strategy

The fellow is expected to attend the BCT Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and may be invited to attend other BCT meetings.

About the Fellow

To be considered for a Fellowship, applicants will have:

  • Achieved speciality qualifications, or be working towards a speciality qualification in one of the following disciplines:
    • Medical Oncology
    • Pathology
    • Psychology and other supportive care specialities
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Radiology
    • Surgery
  • A high level interest in clinical research
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High level written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently, motivate others, and stimulate cooperation amongst stakeholders
  • Competent computing skills that are relevant to clinical research projects and programs

Making Contact

For a confidential conversation about the Fellowships, please contact Professor Bruce Mann, Director of Research at

2025 Clinical Fellowship Applications

Applications for a Fellowship must be made by the Supervisor of the proposed Fellow and should be submitted to Ms Jenny Melville – People, Performance and Culture Business Partner at

To allow the selection committee to assess the scientific merit, feasibility and relevance to BCT activities, the application must include the following:

  • Applicant CV
  • Supervisor’s CV
  • Confirmed timetable of days allocated to the project
  • Outline of applicants past record of breast cancer research and future ambitions. This should be a maximum of one (1) A4 page
  • Description of proposed project or area of research focus. This should be a maximum of two (2) A4 pages and should cover:
    • Background
    • Hypothesis/Aims
    • Method/Strategy
    • Milestones/Expected Outcomes

Click here for more information or to complete an application.

Applications close 5PM, 6 September 2024.

BCT will announce successful Fellows on 27 September 2024.


If you would like more information about the Clinical Fellowship Program, please contact Jenny Melville – People, Performance and Culture Business Partner.