First listed on: 11 October 2017

Senior Trial Coordinator/Clinical Trial Coordinator

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Sydney Medical School
Reference no. 1966/0917

  • Opportunities exist to join the Centre and contribute to clinical trials research
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Fixed-term 12 months, full-time or part-time available

About the opportunity 

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre at the University of Sydney conducts large multicentre investigator- initiated clinical trials, takes part in trials of national and international collaborative trial groups and contributes expertise to trials run by others.

Clinical Trial operations staff are responsible for working on or co-ordinating large multicentre investigator – initiated clinical trials, coordinating standalone clinical trials or participating in trials that are coordinated by other national and international collaborative trial groups. Clinical trials conducted by academic research centres adopt different models for managing and conducting clinical trials, which differs from the pharmaceutical industry models and contract research organisations.

Senior Trial Coordinators apply their clinical trials expertise to co-ordinate a range of trials or co-ordinate a large single trial that requires the full spectrum of clinical trial operations, or co-ordinate specific components of a clinical trial.

Senior Trial Co-ordinators take the lead role in managing the day to day implementation and co-ordination of clinical trials, that require a higher level of clinical trial expertise to co-ordinate complex clinical trial activities, and/or undertake specific aspects of a trial as determined by the scope and protocol of the study.

Clinical Trial Coordinators undertake and implement the day to day activities of clinical trials, that require a level of clinical trial expertise to work on clinical trial activities, &/or undertake specific aspects of a trial as determined by the scope and protocol of the study.

Clinical Trial Coordinators usually work as part of a team of trials staff direction from the Associate Program Manager to ensure that the various components of a trial or study are implemented in accordance with the study protocol and CTC’s requirements. Mentoring and professionally develop staff is provided to enable a career in clinical trials, or seek to expand their current knowledge and expertise to take on higher level work.

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 Senior Trial Coordinator/Clinical Trial Coordinator who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • clinical research practices including understanding of ICH GCP and other regulatory and ethical requirements in the conduct of clinical trials in Australia
  • project coordination
  • high level computing skills including databases, spreadsheets and word processing
  • effective communication skills with diverse clients including clinicians, hospital staff and other researchers
  • the ability to work in a complex and challenging environment.

To be considered for the HEO 7 level position you will require:

  • experience in supporting in developing team members in their activities and professional development
  • previous experience in clinical trial monitoring activities within an academic, contract research organisation or pharmaceutical environment or equivalent
  • high level project management and coordination skills
  • previous experience working with clinical data sets in the collection and cleaning of data in preparation for statistical analyses.

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.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11.30pm 29 October 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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