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Clinical Trial Lead

Westmead, Australia
$104,633- $113,992 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Full time Fixed Term opportunity for 12 months (with possible extension), Westmead Clinical School and Brain and Mind Centre Camperdown
  • Expectation to work from office
  • Leadership opportunity to engage in clinical research projects and coordinate multicentre clinical trial, (Therapeutic Area : Autism , ADHD , Mental Health in Young children and adults)
  • Base Salary between $104,633- $113,992 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is home to the largest and most comprehensive assembly of health and medical education research in the Asia Pacific. It conducts cutting-edge education and research across the full spectrum of health and medical knowledge, from the medical sciences through to clinical medicine, public health, and medical education.

We are seeking a Clinical Trial Coordinator to join a team of researchers led by Professor Adam Guastella) to be the trial coordinator of sponsored studies for the treatment of young children and adults with mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions. The trials may be undertaken across multiple sites in NSW.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • plan, direct, collect data and coordinate multicentre clinical trials while providing clinical trial knowledge and expertise to the Chief Investigator, Investigators, Senior Research Academics, and the research team to support the clinical trial requirements for the project
  • plan and manage all aspects of a clinical trial including working on pre-trial procedures, setting up and organising clinical trial sites, collecting participant data, archiving documents and correspondence, selecting sub-investigators, coordinating ethics committee and regulatory authority applications, supervising trial supplies and organising the content for investigator meetings
  • develop and manage operational plans including standard operating procedures (SOPs), impacting the immediate outcomes of the clinical trial you are responsible for
  • resolve complex matters related to the clinical trial you are managing. This will require you to draw on your extensive clinical trial experience to provide sound advice and recommendations, exercise independent judgement and apply extensive professional know-how to achieve their work goals.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and/or extensive relevant work experience in clinical research, preferably in Health/ Medical Science, project management and managing complex projects.
  • Essential to have a background in research and allied health.
  • Experience as a clinical trial coordinator, clinical trial associate or start up manager.
  • demonstrated a strong understanding and/or certification of Good Clinical Practice guidelines
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team to accomplish service goals and improved patient care and outcomes
  • demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit the target audience, including the preparation of high quality written and oral reports and experience with documenting in patient based electronic record systems and other computer-based applications
  • current driver's license (NSW eligibility) and the willingness to travel for work purposes
  • demonstrated experience building and maintaining good working relationships with clinical trial stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multisite while recruiting ; Phase 2-3 trials. On average, trials will have one or two trial sites.
  • manages data entry and provides expert guidance in source data reviews for clinical trials
  • manages the implementation, ongoing evaluation, prioritisation, reporting and timely delivery of all operational aspects of allocated clinical trials
  • demonstrated understanding of current principles, policies, and practices of health service delivery relevant to the area of Drug & Alcohol or related areas of health care (e.g. mental health. neurosciences, clinical medicine)
  • Knowledge of assessments and procedures relevant to child development and mental health

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

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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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Tuesday 18 June 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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