Project Manager

Melbourne, Australia
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Youth Mental Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Orygen) is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

The Company has three Members: the Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

The University of Melbourne has an agreement with Orygen for designated employees to provide services to Orygen. University employees working at Orygen are required to adhere to University policies, procedures, regulations and statutes, and to Orygen policies and procedures including its delegations of authority framework which can be found at For the period of providing services to Orygen, employees will adhere to the control and direction of Orygen.

The ENACT study is an NHMRC funded clinical trial in young people being treated for a first episode of psychosis at Orygen’s Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC). The aim of the ENACT trial is to investigate the benefit of a nutraceutical supplement, called N-acetylcysteine (NAC), for treating symptoms of early psychosis when added to conventional antipsychotic medication. A further aim of the study is to explore the mechanisms of action of NAC in this population, including biological markers from blood and various neuroimaging techniques, as well as investigate the effects of NAC on neurocognition. Participants will be recruited from EPPIC’s two sites located in Parkville and Sunshine.

The Project Manager is responsible for monitoring participant recruitment across all sites ensuring adherence to the protocol, data integrity and data flow, preparing relevant reports and notifying adverse and serious adverse events across the clinics.

In addition the Project Manager will supervise and train a team of Research Assistants, monitor project expenditure against budget, develop and maintain successful relationships with key stakeholders, ensure project deadlines are being met, recruit trial participants, conduct interviews and assessments, collect and record accurate study data, develop and maintain effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, and contribute to the production of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. The post holder may be required to work on other trials or projects within different research areas.

This position reports to lead study investigator.

Close date: 14 Dec 2017

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