Clinical Trial Coordinator, Success Study

Sydney, Australia
$99, 497 + 17% superannuation
26 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time / fixed term contract for one year- possible extension
  • Oversee a large multi-site clinical trial the 'Success study" and coordinate multiple clinical trial sites
  • Base Salary starting from $99, 497 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Take part in the world's first randomised, placebo-controlled study of decompression surgery for central lumbar canal stenosis- SUcceSS: Surgery for Spinal Stenosis.

To see how important the removal of bone and ligament is, the SUcceSS team are performing a study that compares two types of spinal surgery; one that includes bone and ligament removal and another that does not (placebo). The results will allow us to determine if the removal of bone and ligament during surgery (decompression surgery) is effective for the treatment of lumbar stenosis or not.

The University of Sydney is looking to employ a Clinical Trial Coordinator to oversee the large multi-site clinical trial the 'SUcceSS study", coordinate all sites, staff, and reporting requirements and assist with the setup of 2 further clinical trials. The incumbent will be working in close collaboration with the Chief Investigator- Professor Manuela Ferreira and will be based at the Royal North Shore Building No.6 Kolling Institute in St Lenard's.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Contributing to research and clinical trial activities
  • writing ethics applications, designing research protocols
  • undertaking core aspects of research and clinical trial activities, and contributing to data entry and analysis
  • assist the coordination, management, and conduct of clinical trials (including the SUcceSS clinical trial) under the supervision of the Chief investigator
  • resolves complex matters related to the clinical trial(s) and draws on extensive clinical trial experience to provide sound advice and recommendations
  • undertakes appropriate research procedures in accordance with relevant ethics protocols

About you

  • Bachelor's degree - In a clinically relevant field
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions, and grant applications
  • experience in a research-intensive environment
  • experience in carrying out scientific literary searches and preparing literary reviews for further analysis
  • experience liaising with participants/patients and health care professionals
  • experience working in the human clinical trial environment
  • working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation
  • proven experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/ budget tracking, and managing invoice payments and purchases
  • previous experience in clinical trials and coordination skills.

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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

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Monday 10 October 2022 11:59 PM

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