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Study Coordinator

Camperdown, Australia
$91, 644 + 17% superannuation (Pro Rata)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job Details

  • Part-time role 0.7 FTE , fixed term contract until March 2028
  • Work alongside top researchers to trial two evidence-based strategies that will improve access to a general practitioner led multidisciplinary team-based health care
  • Base Salary starting from $91, 644 + 17% superannuation (Pro Rata)

About the opportunity

Sydney School of Health Sciences is a world leader in health and wellbeing research. This is done through partnering with local and global organisations and working closely with people and communities to identify solutions that directly translate to health benefits. By translating research into practice, we improve lives.

The school is known for excellence, the students are at the centre of education, and people at the centre of the research. The school provides an engaging and stimulating student-centered education environment, attracting the best students and researchers nationally and internationally.

The University is seeking a Study Coordinator to join a multidisciplinary research team conducting an MRFF funded study to implement pulmonary rehabilitation and nurse-led self-management for people with chronic lung disease in primary care. The results of this study will directly address the core aim of increasing Australia's evidence base through rigorous research that improves service delivery and health outcomes for people with diseases of ageing.

This project will trial two evidence-based strategies that will improve access to a general practitioner led multidisciplinary team-based approach, including case-management by a registered nurse, and improved access to allied health delivered pulmonary rehabilitation delivered by private practice exercise physiologists and physiotherapists in primary health care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The incumbent will work under broad guidance of the chief investigator Professor Sarah Dennis and senior academics from four other Australian universities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Actively contributing to research activities, designing research protocols, preparing applications for ethics review and registration of the clinical trial, undertaking core aspects of research work and contributing to analysis and key findings.
  • Contribute and support project management by completing administrative activities as requested.
  • Develop and implement the specific data collection tools and processes for the project, working in close collaboration with other members of the team.
  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise to the Chief Investigator, Senior Research Academics and the research team to support the research and clinical trial requirements for the work area.
  • Contribute to stakeholder and partner engagement in research and translation.
  • Collate and record research data, draws insights and analyses, and reports information from the research undertaken.
  • Provide technical expertise to the Research team to guide the development and performance of the study procedures and outcome assessment.
  • Facilitate a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications with at least Honours, preferably a Master's degree or PhD in appropriate health discipline with relevant experience in related field
  • proven experience in project management
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation (including Safe Laboratory Practices for roles based in Laboratory)
  • proven experience working in clinical trails
  • previous experience working with clinicians and stakeholders and working with the local primary healthcare networks
  • hold an NSW driver's license.

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.

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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rachel Ann Yousif, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Applications Close

Monday 27 May 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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Full-time employees: 7616

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