First listed on: 20 February 2019

Project Administrator in Systematic Reviews 

  • Great opportunity to provide project management and project administration support to the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR)
  • Located at NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Camperdown Campus
  • 12 months fixed term, full-time opportunity and base salary $73K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are looking for a dynamic Project Administrator to perform day to day tasks associated with the provision of project management and project administration support to the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR). This includes assisting with the implementation of the strategic priorities/plans and supporting the activities of the ANZCTR.

The incumbent will be working with the project team within the Systematic Reviews Department to maintain ongoing operations and co-ordinate projects for the ANZCTR Manager. This will involve contributing to the trial registration process, which is an important part of a wider effort to improve research transparency and ensure that people can make fully informed health care decisions using the best available evidence.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Project Administrator-Systematic Reviews who possesses the following experience and skills:

  • degree qualifications in health science or in a similar field and/or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • proficient computing skills (database operations, maintenance of website content, data management, spreadsheets and word processing).
  • excellent administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies
  • experience in communication and dissemination of information to a diverse and wide audience through in-house and/or external training sessions and presentations

The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication skills, sound negotiating skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters. 

About us

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) established in 1988, is a leading Australian Academic Research Institution with a world class international reputation for designing, conducting and translating collaborative clinical trials research into improved health care practice. CTC is also known for its innovation in clinical trials methodologies and its teaching excellence. The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre runs 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. Core funding is provided by the NHMRC and specific trial projects are funded by a variety of external bodies, including government, public and private institutions and the pharmaceutical industry.

The Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) is an online registry of clinical trials which is based at the CTC in Sydney. It accepts trials for registration from all countries, across all therapy areas and all types of health interventions including pharmaceuticals, surgical procedures, preventive measures, lifestyle, medical devices, treatment and rehabilitation strategies and complementary therapies. The ANZCTR makes it possible for Australian researchers to contribute to a worldwide initiative to make public the details of all clinical trials. Further to this aim, the ANZCTR contributes data to the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), which was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). ANZCTR data is also exported to the consumer – friendly Australian Cancer Trials website, which helps people search for cancer clinical trials recruiting in Australia, provides information about clinical trials and assists with doctor-patient communication about trials.

Prospective registration is a pre-condition of publishing clinical trials research. As of the 1st July 2005, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE, including editors of the Medical Journal of Australia, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and others) only consider clinical trials for publication if they are included on an ICMJE-endorsed Registry prior to enrolment of the first participant.

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 7600 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.

How to apply

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 222/0219F to apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday 3 March 2019

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.

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