Clinical Trial Project Manager / Operations Lead

Camperdown, Australia
$117,116 - $132,079 + 17% Superannuation
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Full-time, 3-year fixed term contract until 2026 with possible extension.
  • Exciting opportunity to manage meaningful clinical trials and research projects at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical Trials Centre, located at Medical Foundation Building or Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Camperdown Campus
  • Base salary $117,116 - $132079 + 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a flagship academic research organization within the University of Sydney. The CTC develops and conducts large, multicenter, and international investigator-initiated clinical trials, commonly in collaboration with national and international research groups, and contributes expertise to trials run by others. The research conducted by the CTC covers a broad range of therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiology, diabetology, nephrology, neonatal and perinatal health, and currently a number of exciting projects investigating treatments for COVID-19. Our clinical operations team plays a key role in the delivery of high-quality academic research.

The CTC employs over 260 staff who share a combined passion for high quality clinical trials and research. We encourage collaboration and innovation, and our staff work closely across all levels to share experience, knowledge, and ideas. We provide a highly supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment. We encourage those with a can-do attitude, looking to take on a new challenge, to apply.

We are seeking Clinical Trial Project Manager. This role will lead a team, and manage clinical trials and research projects within a therapeutic area. Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide oversight on a number of clinical trials in one or more of the clinical trial programs and successfully manage the clinical trial operations from start up to close out
  • work collaboratively with the various stakeholders of the project including, research collaborators, funders, vendors, project team members, relevant internal functional groups including Statistics and Clinical Data Management, other Clinical Trial Operations Leads and the CTC Senior Leadership Team
  • manage team members to foster a high-performing team to success and ensure that Personal and Professional Development (PPD) practices are adopted and implemented
  • implement changes and work practice improvements with respect to current CTC clinical trials practices and contribute as a CTC member to future strategic directions of the CTC
  • provide administrative and other support tasks associated with clinical trials and other research projects.

About you

  • postgraduate qualification or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant experience and / or education/training
  • extensive relevant working experience in project management or coordination of clinical trials and other research projects
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience in management budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • 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, as well as a thorough knowledge of ICH Guidelines and Good Clinical Practice
  • demonstrated ability to effectively work as part of a team, and to support and develop team members in their activities and professional development (line management experience desirable)
  • 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 solutions
  • the ability and willingness to travel (20% of time).

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We Reward Our Employees With Terrific Range Of Benefits Which Include:

  • Flexible work arrangements: varied start/finish times
  • Hybrid working: enjoy a combination of working from home and the office
  • Great leave conditions: one day off a month as an SDO, annual leave loading and paid parental leave for eligible staff members
  • Wellbeing programs: discounted gym membership (Fitness Passport)
  • Career development opportunities: extensive free online training programs, study leave and internal development opportunities.

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.

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Tuesday 03 October 2023 11:59 PM