Position Details
Reference Number 43782
Position Title Research Trials Coordinator
Employment Status Fixed Term Part Time
Location Austin Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Infectious Diseases
Hours per Week 24.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Clinical Research Coordinator to join our Infectious Diseases Department.

Details of Department

The Austin Health Infectious Diseases Department provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases services to Austin Health (including Austin Hospital, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre) as well as to a number of regional hospitals in Victoria

The Austin Health Infectious Diseases Department has a very active research program with research interests focusing on antimicrobial allergy, general infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C & B, hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, travel-related infections, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, and infections in immunocompromised hosts including critical care. Over the last 12 months the department has additionally led research into COVID infections and COVID vaccination.

Consisting of clinical and laboratory research streams the program has a number of clinician researchers, PhD students and is a site for advanced training in infectious diseases.

 

Details of position/position requirements:

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the management of a number of investigator-initiated or sponsored clinical research projects within the Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health. The Clinical Research Coordinator will work under the direction of the Research Manager and relevant Principal Investigator (PI) for the study, in conjunction with other members of the Infectious Diseases Research Team. The role requires a high level of attention to detail, superior organisational and communication skills and an ability to multitask.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate:

Essential:

  • Relevant qualifications in health or science (e.g. biomedical science, nursing, pharmacy, allied health)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a clinical research setting, with experience conducting clinical trials or research projects in accordance with GCP, ethics and governance submissions and research administration
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and electronic file management skills
  • Strong computer literacy with knowledge of clinical trials software and the Microsoft Office suite
  • The ability to work independently and demonstrate a high level of initiative and flexibility
  • The ability to meet deadlines while balancing multiple priorities
  • A positive approach to ongoing self-education and skill development
  • Enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and contribute to the research team with excellent collaborative skills
  • A commitment to Austin Health values: our actions show we care, we bring our best, together we achieve, we shape the future

Desirable:

  • Experience with national and/or international multi-site studies
  • Experience with sponsored, investigational randomised controlled trials
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams, across departments
  • Prior experience with clinical database management (e.g. REDCap, MS Access, Spinnaker) or demonstrated ability to manage and monitor research data
  • Prior experience coordinating research budgets and invoicing
  • Ability to undertake activities relating to the handling, transport, and storage of clinical and microbiological samples & IATA certification
  • Experience with venepuncture and patient assessment tasks (e.g. vital signs measurement, conducting surveys)

Key responsibilities will include

  • Ensuring that Good Clinical Research Practice (GCRP) standards are maintained, and the conduct of clinical trials and research occur within the relevant legal, regulatory and ethical frameworks
  • Coordinating assigned clinical trials or studies under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Research Manager; specifically:
    • Ethics and governance submissions including initial applications, amendments and progress reports
    • Working closely with the PI and RM on the development, review and amendment of study documents (e.g. protocols, PICFs, SOPs)
    • Regular monitoring of the conduct of clinical studies in progress
    • Maintenance of essential study files
    • Developing and maintaining clinical databases
    • Liaising with and facilitating collaboration between various internal and external staff/departments and third parties
    • Scheduling study meetings and patient appointments

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Contact Person Sean Mace
Contact Number (04) 2156 9305
Contact Email sean.mace@austin.org.au
Alternate Contact Person A/Prof Jason Trubiano
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 6697
Closing Date 05/07/2022
Position Description
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