Translational Research Operations Officer

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $91,644 + 17% superannuation
02 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time (1FTE) 12 month fixed term with the possibility of extension
  • Exciting opportunity to manage and coordinate clinical trials and research within Oncology research at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical Trails Centre
  • Base Salary $91,644 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a flagship academic research organisation within the University of Sydney. The CTC conducts research to improve global health outcomes, bringing together world-leading experts in clinical trials (design, methods, conduct), biostatistics, patient-reported outcomes, health economics, translational research, research synthesis, and health technology assessment. CTC specialises in developing and conducting large, multicentre, and international investigator-initiated clinical trials covering a broad range of therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiology, diabetology, nephrology, neonatal and perinatal health, as well as projects investigating treatments for COVID-19.

We are currently seeking a Translational Research Support Officer to support to join the Oncology trials team based at The Lifehouse, Camperdown.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to clinical trial operations, supporting multiple concurrent projects
  • engage with relevant key internal and external stakeholders
  • manage storage and transport of blood and tissue samples, domestically and internationally
  • manage records relevant to oncology trials and ensure all compliance requirements are met.

About you

  • knowledge of clinical trial requirements during their lifecycle from start up to close out
  • a detailed understanding of the regulatory and ethical approval process for trials across Australia
  • ideally sound knowledge or experience within oncology trials
  • thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and Good Clinical Practice
  • one to two years of relevant working experience in clinical site management, as clinical trial assistant, site coordinator, clinical research associate, or similar role
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • proven ability to identify problems, make recommendations and implement appropriate solution
  • financial management experience, experience in managing and tracking site payments against contract
  • ability to effectively work as part of a team, and to support and develop team members in their activities and professional development.

To keep our community safe please be aware of our COVID safety precautions, which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

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.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Mouhamed El Chami, Recruitment Operations, by email

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Applications Close

Thursday 29 September 2022 11:59 PM

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