First listed on: 05 June 2024

National Clinical Trials Officer - KOALA

Employment Type:
Temporary Full Time up until 30 June 2025
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 1
Remuneration: 81581 - 108532 full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ491307

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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Additional Information

  • An eligibility list may be created for future temporary full or part time vacancies.

Join the dynamic and passionate Kids Oncology and Leukaemia Trials (KOALA) National Coordinating Centre team as a National Clinical Trials Officer. KOALA, embedded in the Kids Cancer Centre collaborates with national and international colleagues to coordinate national and international clinical trials and registries.

With a keen focus on Investigator Initiated, early phase clinical trials, we invite you to contribute your valuable skillset to this highly motivated team as we work to improve the research, clinical care outcomes and lives of children and young people with cancer.

The role has hybrid working arrangements and the possibility of contract extension.

What you'll be doing
KOALA (Kids Oncology and Leukaemia Trials) is a specialised clinical trials centre for early phase studies for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. KOALA is Kids Cancer Alliance funded and located in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. 

KOALA is seeking an experienced Clinical  Trials Officer to join a team responsible for the development and management of multi-centre, collaborative and investigator-initiated oncology clinical trials across ANZ, and potentially overseas.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and must be able to liaise effectively with a large multidisciplinary team including molecular oncologists, bioinformaticians and site staff. Planning and analytical skills, together with the ability to work to strict deadlines while managing various project demands, will be highly regarded. 
  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications or a demonstrated experience in clinical research and clinical trials.
  2. Knowledge of GCP/ICH Guidelines, TGA Guidelines and other applicable regulatory requirements and processes.
  3. Demonstrated ability to meticulously follow policies and procedures and demonstrated exceptional organisational and administrative skills.
  4. Demonstrated high level ability in the use of computer applications and databases.
  5. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and proactively.
  6. Previous experience coordinating clinical trials or clinical research
  7. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and in a team.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

NSWHealth is committed to child safety in line with the Child Safe Standards

Applicants holding visas with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable local applicant is identified.

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If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander wishing to apply for this role and want to speak with an Aboriginal person/representative from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network please contact Wayne Dargan on

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Applications Close:  21/06/2024

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