Website The University of Sydney
- Experienced Trial Coordinator required to join a forward-thinking team working on melanoma research
- Located on the Camperdown Campus within the School of Public Health
- Part-time (0.8 FTE, negotiable), 12 months, fixed term with a base salary of $87K p.a., pro rata plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation
About the opportunity
Reporting into the Project Lead Investigator, the Trial Coordinator will provide technical knowledge and expertise for a NHMRC-funded project ‘Can patient-led surveillance detect recurrent or new primary melanoma & reduce need for routinely scheduled follow-up? A Randomised Controlled Trial’ (APP1163054).
As the Trial Coordinator you will support the project team by collating and preparing relevant materials for project operations, including trial organizational manual, ethics, and governance applications. You will manage site co-ordinators and other operational staff in undertaking the trial. In addition to this, you will lead the writing of some reports on the study’s findings.
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 Trial Coordinator who has:
- tertiary qualifications with first class honours or a Masters in Public Health or a related field with relevant experience in a related field. Other qualifications may include completion of, or working towards, completing further studies such as PhD or have extensive specialist experience in the field of research
- extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including knowledge and expertise in running clinical trials in accordance with International standards of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
- experience in carrying out scientific literary searches and preparing literary reviews for further analysis and skills in using Microsoft Word and Endnote
- experience in data collection and entry, including use of Excel, +/- other data collection systems such as REDCap
- excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
- the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
- strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement with the ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
The Sydney School of Public Health is Australia’s first and leading School of Public Health – a vibrant community of academics, educators, staff, research groups and centres that offer a wide range of education and research opportunities for students. Founded in 1930, for ninety years we have been tackling the greatest health challenges facing Australia and the world.
Wiser Healthcare is a research collaboration for reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment involving The University of Sydney, Bond University, Monash University, the University of Wollongong, and international colleagues. We investigate the cause and size of the problem and test new solutions, in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disorders, with a particular focus on overdiagnosis caused by imaging (like CT scans and MRI scans), testing biomarkers (for example, blood tests like the Prostate Specific Antigen test), and genetic tests. Here you can find out about our plans, read our work, see the evidence about overdiagnosis, and get help to make decisions, whether you are a clinician, policymaker, or citizen considering your own healthcare. https://www.wiserhealthcare.org.au/
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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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 position description 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 https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 1094/0920F to apply.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 21 October 2020
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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