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Clinical Project Coordinator - The Kirby Institute

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support, Project Management, Clinical/Medical Research

Clinical Project Coordinator – The Kirby Institute

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Duration: 12 month fixed term contract (strong possibility of extension/renewal)
  • Remuneration: $100k - $108k + 17% super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington (Hybrid Flexible Working)

About The Kirby Institute:

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

Why Your Role Matters:

As the Clinical Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for set up, coordination and monitoring of COVID-19 international clinical trials conducted by the Kirby Institute in low and middle-income countries. The Therapeutic and Vaccine Research program conducts clinical studies across a range of infectious diseases, with a particular focus on therapies for HIV, hepatitis B and COVID-19, as well as complications from infectious diseases more broadly.

Our trials assess the real world effectiveness of new treatments and therapeutic strategies, and also support laboratory studies to better understand the underlying mechanisms of disease causation and treatment response. The role of Clinical Project Coordinator reports to Head of Therapeutic and Vaccine Research Program (TVRP) and has no direct reports.

Your day to day responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensure that studies conducted by the TVRP maintain high scientific and ethical standards in accordance with International Conference on Harmonisation – Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) requirements.
  • Travel to sites (either national or international) participating in the study to perform on-site monitoring and coordination duties. This will include ‘virtual/remote’ monitoring’ during COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Liaise with participating institutions regarding the study requirements, including collection of essential documents and conducting training sessions.
  • Conduct pharmacovigilance activities including liaison with sites for the collection of supporting documentation for Serious Adverse Events, liaison with the Medical Officer and HREC.

Who You Are:

  • Graduate biomedical science qualifications or other medical qualifications including nursing or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • A strong knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines with substantial relevant experience in the conduct of clinical research.
  • Demonstrated management of clinical trial data and clinical trial databases, and research specimen collection.
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking ethical and regulatory submissions, coordinating and monitoring clinical trials in Australia. International experience, particularly in low-middle income countries would be well regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and running project team meetings.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 28 November 2022 at 11:55pm. Your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Sally Hough: Senior Clinical Project Coordinator


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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