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Clinical Trial Manager

Job no: 0057744
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Fixed-term for 9 months
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Infectious Diseases
UOM 7 – $98,402 – $106,519 p.a. plus 17% super

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About the Department of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Infectious Diseases is a recently established department of the Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences that is based at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute). Research within the department encompasses infectious diseases including antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, skin pathogens and emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds, including discovery research and basic scientists, clinician-researchers, epidemiologists, public health physicians and microbiologists.

About the Role

The Department of Infectious Diseases based at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (the Doherty Institute) is seeking to appoint a Clinical Trial Manager (maternity cover).

A suitably qualified person is being sought to set up and manage a large international, multicentre clinical trial. The successful applicant will have the necessary skills to conduct ethics and regulatory submissions and operational aspects of a large clinical trial, including data management, safety and quality, and provide support to participating centres and site investigators and research coordinators for the duration of the trial.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in development of study database establishment, design and functionality, data quality and entry
  • Undertake Human Research Ethics Committee approval processes and trial registration
  • Undertake participating site identification and recruitment
  • Support investigators and project managers with operational aspects of research by developing appropriate procedures and processes

About You

You will have effective organisational skills to plan and organise work to meet competing deadlines with the ability to work as both a member of a multi-disciplinary team and independently with minimal supervision, showing initiative and flexibility. Your outstanding oral communication and interpersonal skills give you the demonstrated ability to liaise with and influence a diverse range of stakeholders, in order to achieve desired outcomes.

You will also have:

  • Post graduate qualification in nursing, science, health science or biomedical science or progress towards and extensive relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Significant experience with responsible roles in the planning, conduct, coordination or management of clinical research, including clinical trials, and experience in managing international, multi-centre clinical trials
  • Good working knowledge of medical and laboratory terminology, a sound understanding of the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and an excellent knowledge of applicable Australian and international regulations and guidelines
  • Proficient computer skills related to project management with proven ability to manage central document repositories, GCP template documentation, ethics submissions and other regulatory and institutional documentation
  • Current GCP accreditation

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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