CHOIR Program Manager

Canberra, Australia
20 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Senior Manager 1
Salary Package: $115,689 - 121,216 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time. Fixed-term, Two (2) years

  • Apply your expertise in clinical trials and cohorts to
  • Provide operational leadership of a new and growing clinical trial unit based at the Australian National University
  • Use your skills in management and communication to engage with academic, industry and clinical partners
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits packages including 17% superannuation contributions; Christmas to New Year leave in addition to annual leave; salary sacrificing options for cars, parking, childcare and more

Staff in the ANU College of Health and Medicine (CHM) are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, and to improving health outcomes for people around the world.  These inspiring ambitions are realised through our 3 Schools - the John Curtin School of Medical Research; the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health; and, the School of Medicine, Psychology and Health Leadership – who work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, and partnership with the health sector at the local, national and international levels.

Strengthening translational research at ANU is a key component of the College of Health and Medicine’s Strategic Plan (TRANSFORM) and critical for impact and future success in securing health and medical research funding. Development of expertise to facilitate conduct of early phase clinical trials and related clinical studies is a prerequisite for this growth.

About the Role

This role is a new position, created as a result of the creation of the Clinical Hub for Interventional Research (CHOIR). CHOIR will provide a central hub at the College of Health and Medicine point for the specialised functions involved in conducting early phase clinical research to the required international standards (ICH-GCP). The intent of this hub is to reduce the barriers for individual investigators to develop high quality clinical trials and to ensure clinical studies across the College are conducted to uniform, high standards. A key component of this mission is the development of underlying policies, processes, and infrastructure within CHOIR to support high quality clinical research across the College.

The Program Manager is responsible for leading a core team delivering a flexible portfolio of clinical research at CHOIR. The Program Manager will bring broad skills and experience to the role, and be able to effectively work with a wide number of stakeholders within the University.

The Program Manager provides high level governance, training and management support, to ensure the smooth operation of the projects, contributing to the efficient and effective delivery of the College’s strategic priorities in this area. This role requires a deep understanding of the regulatory, ethical, and scientific dimensions of clinical research management, expertise in project coordination, understanding of finance governance and research reporting, flexibility, and initiative.

About You

Our ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who has a strong background in clinical trial conduct, ideally in an academic or institute setting, and is keen to play an leading role role in developing and delivering high quality clinical trial unit management to support ground-breaking research. Excellent administration and organisational skills, together with the ability to solve problems, exercise initiative, work independently and cooperatively as a team member are essential.

To be successful in the role, you must demonstrate:

  • your experience and understanding of the requirements of clinical trial management in academic, institute and hospital environments
  • effective leadership, direction, and mentorship of a high performing tea of diverse, multidisciplinary teams of professional staff and engagement with academic and clinical collaborators
  • excellent management of complex stakeholder relationships through consultation and engagement with range of people in culturally diverse environments, including international collaborators
  • confident collaboration and partnership to synthesise different perspectives and translate new ideas into effective research solutions that support and achieve strategic priorities
  • skilful guidance of senior management and academic staff on complex research management matters through strategic advice, exercising sound judgement and expert support

If you have a passion for research management, a desire to be part of an exciting and innovative environment, and the drive to succeed in a leadership position, we would welcome an application from you.

For further information please contact Professor Mark Polizzotto, Head, Clinical Hub for Interventional Research at E:

Position Description: Download FileNEW CHIOR Program Manager PD.pdf

Closing Date: 21 January 2022

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Application Information:

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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