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  • Fantastic opportunity to support research activities in healthy ageing and dementia
  • Full-time fixed term opportunity for 3 years with flexibility to work part time
  • Base salary $90K pro rata excluding annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity
Sydney Nursing School belongs to a research intensive university and sits within the University of Sydney’s Division of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, enabling both staff and students to experience the multiple aspects of the Australian health care system within a global context.

One of the Sydney Nursing School’s Research streams is chronic disease and ageing, and Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, the Susan and Isaac Wakil Chair of Healthy Ageing, takes leadership in this stream.
The program of research focuses on improving the quality of life of persons with dementia through person-centred care, building capacity of the aged care workforce, bettering measures of quality and outcomes in dementia and aged care, understanding the experiences of older people with chronic illness, and developing and establishing evidence for new models of care and translating evidence into practice in the care of older people.

Reporting to Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, the Senior Clinical Trials Officer will provide high level clinical trial knowledge and expertise to the Chief Investigator, Senior Research Academics and the research team to support the clinical trial requirements for the work area.
Clinical trial activities include working on pre-trial procedures, setting up and organising clinical trial sites (with some supervision), archiving documents and correspondence. The Senior Clinical Trials Officer will be responsible for the leadership, development and implementation of a research governance framework in accordance with University policy, ethical principles, guidelines for the responsible conduct of clinical research and current legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Senior Clinical Trials Officer will also provide leadership, advice and support to Chief Investigators and clinical research staff in all aspects of the clinical research process, including protocol development, ethics and regulatory authority applications, financial management and resourcing, data management and study initiation, supervising trial supplies and organising/ attending investigator meetings.

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 Senior Clinical Trials Officer who has:

  • completed tertiary qualifications in an appropriate discipline with relevant experience in the related therapeutic field. Postgraduate qualification in nursing, health sciences, public health, life sciences or medical sciences
  • an extensive background in clinical trial management and medical research, specifically in multi-centre trials and/or conducting service implementation research (minimum three years of experience). Including a good working knowledge of ICH and GCP
  • previous experience in data management, and including expertise in using research protocol, experimental design, ethics submissions, grant applications, writing reports and performing site visits
  • experience managing, planning, monitoring and executing clinical programs within an academic, CRO or pharmaceutical environment, to the highest ethical and scientific standards. A demonstrated understanding of the legislation, codes and guidelines relevant to clinical research ethics. In particular, the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, the relevant privacy acts and guidelines in the use of medical devices in human research. As well as a demonstrated understanding of contractual arrangements for clinical trials
  • demonstrated experience in project management and organisational skills, with the ability to work according to strict deadlines, successfully prioritise and manage competing issues to meet deadlines; use initiative; exercise sound judgement; and use a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • the ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment using excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; as well as sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • experience with electronic data capture systems (such as Oracle, Medidata Rave, InForm) and research databases (such as REDcap is desirable). Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • numeracy skills with experience in managing income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking, and managing invoice payments and purchases
  • a genuine passion for and interest in aged care and dementia

About us
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.

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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 5pm 24 October 2017

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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