Senior Research Officer, Australian CIDP National Registry

Camperdown, Australia
$100,032 + 17% superannuation
13 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term for 1 year with possibility of extension
  • Provide high-level oversight and support to a research program for a national patient registry
  • Base Salary starting at $100,032 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Medical Sciences is recognised as a leading centre for medical science education in the world. With over 100 years of excellence in education, we are proud to be training the next generation of medical scientists who will be leading members of the medical research community with an innovative integrated curriculum. Our team of researchers lead key internationally competitive research from molecules to medicines, from patient to policy across a range of therapeutic areas.

The School of Medical Sciences is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Officer (Australian National Registry). The Senior Research Officer will provide high-level support to a research program focused on building a national patient registry for neurological disorders. The successful candidate will coordinate development of the registry, actively leading research activities including coordination of the project across sites, working with staff to build infrastructure, analysis of data and liaising with national government, clinical and consumer stakeholders. The position will be based at the Brain and Mind Centre, working with a clinical research team including Professor Matthew Kiernan and Associate Professor Susanna Park.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide project management including planning, implementing, and reporting
  • support the chief investigators in the development of the project's objectives
  • take a lead role in the collection of research data and prepare initial statistical analyses and insights for inclusion in preliminary reports
  • conduct analyses as part of the broader research agenda
  • manage the development of publications
  • ensure that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met
  • undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities.

About you

  • experience in developing and working on clinical research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • demonstrated ability to deliver high quality complex clinical research projects, on time and within budget
  • data management experience, including database design and oversight, data integrity checking and preparation of data for analysis
  • working knowledge of and experience with ethics and governance requirements and systems for clinical research
  • experience in financial management and literacy
  • working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy
  • demonstrated ability to organize and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure, with competing priorities
  • 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
  • experience with clinical registry development or systems would be beneficial.

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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.

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

Wednesday 22 March 2023 11:59 PM

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