Associate Oncology Program Manager

Sydney, Australia
06 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Rewarding experience supporting the research activities of the Trials Program at the prestigious NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre 
  • Multiple full-time or part-time opportunities available. Fixed term opportunity for 12 months
  • Remuneration: $103K - $116K p.a. plus generous superannuation benefits

About the Opportunity

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre at the University of Sydney conducts large multicentre investigator-initiated clinical trials, takes part in trials of national and international collaborative trial groups and contributes expertise to trials run by others.

The Associate Oncology Program Managers are responsible for the overall management, coordination and administration of projects or allocated clinical trials relevant to specific research areas.

The team of Associate Oncology Program Manager’s (AOPM) work on the portfolio of studies in their respective research/disease area working with their teams of specialised staff working as Study Coordinators, Data Managers, Study Monitors and Clinical Trial Assistants in the tumour streams of Gastro-intestinal, Gynaecological, Brain, Lung and Urogenital research, reporting through to the Oncology Program Manager. The AOPM’s are involved in development or operational activities depending on education and training, experience and opportunities. 

The activities range from:

  • Concept and protocol development;
  • Grant applications and reporting
  • Negotiating budgets and resource requirements for large scale international multi-site studies
  • Working with international regional coordinating centres and vendors for CRO and CMO services
  • Funding applications and reporting,
  • Scientific/Research/Operations Committee support including Trial Management Committees,
  • Milestone and financial reporting
  • Local and International HREC and Governance (and equivalent) submissions
  • High level project management
  • Oversight of trial operations including data management and onsite and remote monitoring;
  • Training and development of more junior team members.

The role will involve working with other senior staff at the CTC e.g. clinical investigators and biostatisticians for protocol development and with interim and final analyses and poster and manuscript publications.

The role may also involve the line management of more junior staff.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Associate Oncology Program Managers who have:

  • a degree in Health Science or Allied Health field or similar education/training and relevant experience
  • highly developed project planning, coordination, organisation and time management skills
  • proven ability to identify problems, make recommendations and implement appropriate solutions
  • well-developed written and verbal communication, consultation and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to work in a complex and challenging environment
  • detailed knowledge of clinical research practices.

The successful candidates will have a background in health, experience in project management and detailed knowledge of clinical research practices including ethics and regulatory requirements of trials.  Exposure to quality assurance and control is also a bonus.

About us

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a fully externally funded research centre operating for 30 years. It runs large multicentre investigator-initiated clinical trials and provides expertise and infrastructure for trials run by external groups.  It undertakes research aiming at improving both the conduct of trials and the resulting clinical evidence. The CTC participates in translational research, conducts methodological research in relation to clinical trials, reviews and synthesises evidence from completed trials, supervises postgraduate students in all of these areas, offers postgraduate degrees in clinical trials research, runs short courses to train people for Australian medical research.

Sydney Medical School is dedicated to improving the health of people in Australia and elsewhere, through high-quality education, research and the provision of health care. The School has a large student body with 1200 medical students, more than 1300 students in postgraduate courses, nearly 1000 students undertaking higher research degrees and major undergraduate teaching programs in medical and health sciences.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 106/0119F to apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm 17 February 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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