Trial Operations Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
02 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fantastic opportunity to provide clinical trials knowledge and expertise to the Site Investigators, Site Coordinators and support the research team at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed Term, full-time for 12 months with possible annual extensions. Base salary $84K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a Trial Operations Coordinator to join the Perinatal and Neonatal Clinical Trial Operations at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre.

As the Trial Operations Coordinator you will provide clinical trial knowledge and expertise to the Site Investigators, Site Coordinators and works with the research team to support the clinical trial requirements for the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre. You will work closely with key stakeholders in multicenter studies that change practice and improve outcomes for pregnant women and premature babies. This includes actively contributing to trial operations, working on pre-trial procedures, setting up and organising clinical trial sites (with some supervision), archiving documents, on-site monitoring (if applicable) and correspondence. Trial Operations Coordinators manage and conduct clinical trials under the supervision of a Research Operations Lead or Program Manager.

You will be involved  working in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, including clinical trial funders, collaborative group representatives, project team members, functional leads and CTC senior managers, to manage a group of clinical trials and other research projects or to manage a large single clinical trial or research project, from project start-up to delivery and closeout.

You will require very strong communications and organizational skills to coordinate and undertake a range of operational activities on an ongoing basis.

More about NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre can be read here

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 a Trial Operations Coordinator who possesses the below qualifications and experience:

  • Undergraduate (BSc) or higher degree in scientific, (bio)medical or health discipline, or similar education/training and relevant experience
  • minimum one year of relevant working experience in clinical site management, as clinical trial assistant, site coordinator, clinical research associate, or similar role
  • knowledge of clinical trial requirements during their lifecycle from start up to close out, including a detailed understanding of the regulatory and ethical approval process across Australia
  • thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and Good Clinical Practice
  • high level computing skills including databases in a windows environment, spreadsheets and word-processing
  • demonstrated ability to maintain high work standards with minimal supervision and maintain and implement SOPs
  • ability and willingness to travel
  • women and child health research experience is desirable

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, will have ability to work as part of team and independently.

About us

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.  Clinical trials conducted by academic research centres adopt different models for managing and conducting clinical trials, which differs from the pharmaceutical industry models and contract research organisations.

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 587/0319F 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.

Closing date: 11:30pm 2 May 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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