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Clinical Trial Assistant

Camperdown, Australia
$83,384 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Job Details

  • Full time fixed term contract for 1 year
  • Be a part of the MRFF-funded RESHAP-ED clinical trial investigating primary-contact physiotherapy in emergency departments
  • Base Salary starting from $83,384 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Institute for Musculoskeletal Health is based in the Royal Price Alfred Hospital precinct. We work with leaders in health on research, clinical services and training. For more information, please click the link:

The University is seeking to employ a Clinical Trial Assistant (HEO 5) who will support the MRFF-funded RESHAP-ED trial. This is a multicentre, randomised controlled trial investigating whether a primary-contact physiotherapy pathway when compared to usual care (primary-contact by physicians and/or nurse practitioners) reduces time spent in emergency departments.

The incumbent will be based within the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (King George V building) in Camperdown. You may be asked to travel to various participating hospitals (Royal Prince Alfred, Ryde, Sutherland, Wyong, Gosford and Grafton Base Hospitals) once per month and must have a current drivers license.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Perform general and trial-related administrative duties to support the Clinical Trial Operations team, including prepare trial documents, maintain records, data entry, and explore and source solutions for trial team, managers and central services, as required
  • collect patient-reported outcome measures through an online survey via REDCap and telephone calls
  • work under the direction of Clinical Trials Operations Leads and liaise with clinical team members based at the participating hospitals
  • provide other support tasks associated with clinical trials and other research projects.

About you

  • Bachelor's degree or combination of equivalent experience and/or education/training in clinical trials
  • demonstrated experience in basic clinical trials administration or experience in a similar field
  • knowledge of clinical trials administration processes
  • basic understanding of GCP guidelines and protocol requirements for clinical trials
  • demonstrates experience in patient interaction; face-to-face, telephone and videoconference
  • excellent communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills and organisation skills
  • well-polished empathic phone manner and verbal communication skills
  • well-developed computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office suite and REDCap
  • excellent attention to detail
  • ability to work as part of diverse teams in a shared working environment.

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 reasons for 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

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

For employees of the University or contingent workers, 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 any documents in alternate formats, please contact Rachel Yazigi, Recruitment Operations by email to .

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Applications Close

Tuesday 30 July 2024 11:59 PM


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