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Senior 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

Senior Clinical Project Coordinator – The Kirby Institute

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Duration: 12 month fixed term contract (strong possibility of extension/renewal)
  • Remuneration: $112k - $126k + 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 a Senior Clinical Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for day-to-day project leadership for international COVID-19 clinical trials including day to day management of other Clinical Project Coordinators, monitoring workloads, identifying priority areas, allocating personnel resources to new and existing projects as required and hiring new personnel where deemed necessary. You will apply your superior knowledge of research methodology to develop and manage timelines, milestones and deliverables across the entire life cycle of research projects under the Therapeutic and Vaccine Research Program (TVRP).

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 the Senior Clinical Project Coordinator reports to the Professor and Program Head and has no direct reports.

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

  • Develop and maintain project management plans ensuring that all aspects of study conduct such as ethics/regulatory requirements, logistics (drug distribution, and sample collection, storage and shipping) and monitoring are in accordance with study protocols, national and international guidelines.
  • Play a lead role in the development of study documentation such as study protocols, Manuals of Operations, Case Record Forms and contracts.
  • Evaluate prospective trial sites, and support capacity development in clinical trial conduct at low- and middle-income countries by assisting clinicians, nurses, laboratory staff and other allied health personnel in the development of procedures for data collection, specimen collection and retention of study participants.
  • Develop project budgets and forecasts and monitor expenditure on a regular and systematic basis, liaising with the Institute Finance Manager as required.
  • Provide expert advice to clinical project teams on potential or realised areas of risk/weakness and advise on feasible and applicable solutions including resource allocation and quality assurance processes.

Who You Are:

  • Graduate qualifications in a public health or biomedical discipline or other medical qualifications including nursing.
  • A strong knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines with substantial (at least 5 years) relevant experience in the conduct of clinical research. International experience is highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in the set-up, coordination and monitoring of clinical trials including development of study documentation.
  • Experience planning and implementing study logistics including central laboratory specimen collection, shipment and storage, drug distribution and drug accountability processes.
  • Experience in budget development and/or management including reporting to funding agencies and resource allocation.
  • Demonstrated experience providing guidance and support to research project teams.

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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