Clinical Data Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
14 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sydney Medical School, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre

  • Located at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
  • Full time, fixed term position for 12 months
  • Remuneration package: $106K to $116K inclusive of annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a fully externally funded research centre operating for over 25 years. It runs large multicentre investigator-initiated clinical trials and provides expertise and infrastructure for trials run by external groups. It undertakes research aiming at improving both the conduct of trials and the resulting clinical evidence. The CTC participates in translational research, conducts methodological research in relation to clinical trials, reviews and synthesises evidence from completed trials, supervises postgraduate students in all of these areas, offers postgraduate degrees in clinical trials research, runs short courses to train people for Australian medical research.

The Clinical Data Coordinator will provide expertise and implementation for the clinical data aspects of clinical trials, taking a key role in the specification, design, development and support of CTC’s Clinical Data Management Systems. Responsibilities include system specification, programming and validation for new and existing systems, and providing specialised clinical data management capability to help assure high quality data throughout the trials process.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Clinical Data Coordinator who possesses:

  • Well-developed analytical skills and a genuine passion for data management.
  • A degree in health science, health information management, clinical data management, computing, statistics, or an allied field, or extensive equivalent experience/education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in data management for clinical trials or a similar environment and in using web-based clinical data collection and management systems.
  • Solid understanding of clinical trials principles and processes, and knowledge of medical terminology and ICH GCP
  • Demonstrated experience in the specification, development and/or testing of clinical trials or equivalent systems or processes to ensure the collection, input and quality of data. Knowledge of reporting tools or programming languages will be an added advantage.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • A keen eye for detail and an ongoing commitment to accuracy.

The successful candidate will work with a balance of autonomy and supervision as the clinical data management expertise within the relevant clinical trials team.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 30 July 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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