Membership

Membership

Centre for Cancer Biology Membership is open to established investigators who hold strong links with SA Pathology or the University of South Australia, and who have a significant interest and profile in cancer research. Other researchers without a cancer focus may be considered for membership if substantial overlap or synergy exists with existing research interests within the CCB.

Memberships are reviewed after five years.

Membership requirements

  • A postgraduate qualification (for example, MD, PhD or MD/PhD)
  • A source of salary (a national Fellowship or a continuing appointment through SA Pathology, RAH, UniSA etc.)
  • A significant international profile as reflected by publications in high impact journals and invitations to speak at major scientific conferences
  • Demonstrated ability to attract peer-reviewed funding, holding at least one current Category 1 grant
  • Willingness to prepare and manage an agreed research program that is consistent with the CCB Strategic Plan
  • A prior 5-year period of sustained excellence in basic, translational and/or clinical research

Expectations and responsibilities

Members of the Centre for Cancer Biology:

  • Participate in and support general activities of the CCB
  • Attract external funding and maintain a productive research group
  • Submit grant applications (Category 1-4) through the CCB
  • Supervise students
  • Interact with CCB Faculty and promote collaboration with world class colleagues
  • Promote the CCB and its interests interstate and overseas
  • Include their CCB affiliation in manuscripts
  • Contribute to the annual report
  • Take part in at least 50% of administrative and organisational functions of the CCB

Member rights

As a Member of the Centre for Cancer Biology you will have:

  • Autonomy in all aspects of research and research collaborations undertaken consistent with the CCB Strategic Plan
  • Membership of the CCB Faculty Committee
  • Representation at the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)
  • Access to common CCB resources as appropriate
  • Consideration for a support package

 

Associate Membership

Associate Members contribute to the Centre for Cancer Biology by collaborating with Faculty Members and specific laboratories and must be nominated by a current Member. Promising scientists with evolving independent careers and working closely with a current Member may also be considered for Associate Membership. 

Associate Membership requirements

  • A postgraduate qualification (for example, MD, PhD or MD/PhD)
  • A source of salary (a national Fellowship or an appointment through SA Pathology, RAH, UniSA etc.)
  • A source of grant funding support
  • A distinct research program that fits with the overall aims of the CCB
  • Willingness to prepare and manage an agreed research program that is consistent with the CCB Strategic Plan, with appropriate mentoring from a CCB Member in the case of early/mid-career scientists.
  • A prior 5-year period of sustained excellence in basic, translational and/or clinical research

OR

  • A research trajectory approaching fulfilment of the criteria for full membership within the next 5 years

Expectations and responsibilities

Associate Members of the Centre for Cancer Biology:

  • Participate in and support general activities of the CCB.
  • Attract external funding and maintain a productive research group or team
  • Supervise students
  • Interact with CCB Faculty and promote collaboration with world class colleagues
  • Promote the CCB and its interests interstate and overseas
  • Include their CCB affiliation in manuscripts

Associate Member rights

As an Associate Member of the Centre for Cancer Biology you will have:

  • Autonomy in all aspects of research and research collaborations undertaken consistent with the CCB Strategic Plan
  • Membership of the CCB Faculty Committee if located at the CCB
  • Representation at the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)
  • Access to common CCB resources as appropriate
  • Access to mentoring from CCB Members

 

Clinical Affiliate Membership

Clinical Affiliate Members contribute to the Centre for Cancer Biology by collaborating with Faculty Members and specific laboratories and must be nominated by a current Member.

Clinical Affiliate Membership requirements

  • A postgraduate qualification (for example, MD, PhD or MD/PhD) or equivalent professional experience
  • A current clinical appointment
  • A significant profile in area of expertise
  • A collaborative relationship with a CCB Member

Expectations and responsibilities

  • Participate in and support general activities of the CCB
  • Maintain or contribute to a productive research group or team
  • Interact with CCB Faculty and promote collaboration with world class colleagues
  • Promote the CCB and its interests interstate and overseas
  • Include their CCB affiliation in manuscripts

Clinical Affiliate Member rights

As a Clinical Affiliate Member of the Centre for Cancer Biology you will have:

  • Autonomy in all aspects of research and research collaborations undertaken consistent with the CCB Strategic Plan
  • Access to common CCB resources as appropriate

 

Application guidelines

Please make sure you are aware of the membership requirements before you apply.

Your application should include the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Proposed field of research (maximum 1 page).
  3. Interactions nationally and internationally (maximum 1 page).
  4. Proposed interactions within the Centre for Cancer Biology (maximum 1 page).
  5. A commentary on achievements in the past 5 years (maximum 1 page)
  6. Details of three referees: name, address, telephone, facsimile, email

Submitting your application

Please send two copies of your application for membership to:

CCB Directors: Prof A Lopez & Prof S Kumar
Centre for Cancer Biology
SA Pathology, Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000