New Lambton
  • Full-time, fixed term to December 2022
  • Base salary up to $137,000 + superannuation
  • Located in Newcastle

About the Hunter Medical Research Institute

HMRI is a world leading translational medical research institute, working in partnership with NSW Regional Health Partners, the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD), Calvary Mater Newcastle and the community to improve health outcomes in our region and beyond.

The HMRI Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTU) provides expertise, support and capacity for creating, initiating, running and conducting clinical trials and clinical research. The CTU can facilitate processes for clinical studies, trials and related translational research, in particular providing trial coordination as a service, but also enabling  protocol development, logistics, study start-up, approval processes (e.g. ethics, governance) and central coordination for trials that supports clinical trial research.

About the Role

The primary focus of the Clinical Trials Network Officer is to work in parallel to the CTU, to help develop coordinated systems for the setup and conduct of the activities of clinical trials across all partners of NSWRHP. Your work will benefit the CTU, and existing clinical trials teams across the NSWRHP remit equally.  Specifically, this role will:

  • Support and coordinate processes for delivery of clinical trials to facilitate rapid approval and efficient conduct of clinical trials across partners.
  • Provide support in relation to the coordination of finance systems
  • Develop, coordinate and implement training and education plan
  • Support the NSWRHP Clinical Trials Advisory Committee
  • Support the establishment of Clinical Trials Grant Writing Education and Training Program

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Experience of clinical trial conduct within an academic/healthcare, contract research organisation or pharmaceutical environment or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical research practices, including an understanding of the contractual obligations of clinical trials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research governance principles, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated project planning, coordination, organisation and time management skills
  • Degree in health science or allied health field, or similar education/training and relevant experience

Terms of appointment

This position is available on a fixed-term basis to December 2022 in a full-time capacity, with the possibility of contract renewal subject to availability of funding.  The base salary available is up to $137,000 (+ superannuation), dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Very attractive salary packaging options are also available.

How to Apply

Download the position description.

All applications should be forwarded to recruitment@hmri.org.au and must include a cover letter, current resume including at least two (2) work-related referees, and responses to all of the selection criteria outlined above.  Applicants will be assessed against the selection criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description prior to submitting an application. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Position enquiries can be directed to Craig Gedye: craig.gedye@hmri.org.au or 0432 286 616.

Recruitment enquiries can be directed to Melanie Cowie: melanie.cowie@hmri.org.au or 02 4042 0813.