First listed on: 18 May 2019

Research Officer in Cardiovascular Clinical Trials

  • Exciting opportunity to support the cardiovascular clinical trials program at The Kolling Institute of Medical Research
  • Located at Northern Clinical School based at the Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Fixed Term, part-time 0.5FTE (17.5 hours per week negotiable) for 6 months with base salary $84K p.a pro rata plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a dynamic Research Officer to join the Cardiovascular Clinical Trials team in partnership with Sydney Health Partners. You will be based at the Northern Clinical School at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Reporting to the Chief Investigator Professor Gemma Figtree you will have the opportunity to work with leading experts in cardiovascular disease management and prevention, participate in a dynamic research network with outstanding career development opportunities. Some of your key responsibilities are:

  • Provide administrative and operational support to the cardiovascular clinical trials program
  • Assist in the development of appropriate quality activities for clinical trials
  • Ensure that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met for the project
  • Conduct data collection from the participants and entry of patient and medical record data 
  • Contribute to recruitment and tracking of participants for investigator initiated clinical studies
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with clinical trial stakeholders
  • Aid in the coordination, management and conduct of clinical trials

More about Sydney Health Partners and about our partnership can be read here:

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 Research officer who:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area, bachelor’s degree in nursing and preferably a post graduate Cardiac Specialty Certificate
  • prior experience in working with cardiac patients and knowledge of cardiac disorders
  • demonstrated ability to screen, recruit, enrol, randomise and follow patients in clinical trials, collect and enter clinical data
  • knowledge and understanding of ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements for the project
  • proven ability to collect and enter clinical data and previous experience in managing documents, endnote files, and databases

The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills, with the ability to independently prioritise workload and manage competing demands. You will also have well-developed interpersonal, negotiation and facilitation skills in a multidisciplinary setting. Prior experience in working with cardiac patients and knowledge of cardiac disorders will be highly regarded.

About us

Please click on Northern Clinical School for additional details.

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 866/0519F 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.

Closing date: 11:30pm 26 May 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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