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Clinical Trial Manager

Job no: 0063081
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time / Fixed-term for 12 months
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 
Department/School: Department of Infectious Diseases
UOM 7 – $106,432 – $115,211 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Manage the Australasian COVID-19 (ASCOT) trial, overseeing ethics, regulatory submissions, and operational aspects to improve clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients across Australia and New Zealand. 
  • Gain experience managing a unique and adaptive platform trial which will provide a range of new challenges.  
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The Department of Infectious Diseases at the Doherty Institute seeks a Clinical Trial Manager for the Australasian COVID-19 (ASCOT) trial, an international, multicentre study aimed at improving outcomes for hospitalised COVID-19 patients. The role involves managing ethics and regulatory submissions, data management, safety, and quality, and coordinating with another adaptive trial at Monash University (REMAP-CAP). This position offers a unique opportunity to manage an adaptive platform trial and collaborate with an experienced research team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assume overall responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of template documentation for study protocols, case report forms, informed consent forms, operational and regulatory documents, and other clinical research documentation as necessary. 
  • Develop procedures, documentation and training to support investigators and research coordinators at recruiting sites. 
  • Work with the REMAP-CAP team to ensure studies procedures (where applicable), outcomes and data capture systems align. 
  • Conduct data quality monitoring, site audit monitoring and site visits.    
  • Undertake Human Research Ethics Committee approval processes and trial registration.

Who We Are Looking For
The ideal candidate excels in attention to detail, communication, stakeholder management, and interpersonal skills, with strong organisational abilities to effectively manage tasks and relationships.

You will also have:

  • Post graduate qualification in science, health science, biomedical science or nursing or progress towards and extensive relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Significant experience with responsible roles in planning, conduct, management or coordination 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.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Infectious Diseases
The Department of Infectious Diseases at the Peter Doherty Institute conducts impactful research on global health challenges, including antimicrobial resistance, HIV, tuberculosis, and emerging infectious diseases. Join our collaborative team of diverse researchers, make a difference in patient outcomes, and contribute to shaping public health policies. Together, we strive for excellence, innovation, and integrity in advancing our understanding and combatting infectious diseases.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

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