First listed on: 14 September 2022

Clinical Trials Manager - KOALA, Kids Cancer Centre

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 31.10.2023
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 2
Remuneration: $102640 - $121739 - full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ341866

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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What you'll be doing

KOALA (Kids Oncology and Leukaemia Trials) is a specialised clinical trials centre for early phase studies for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. KOALA is Kids Cancer Alliance funded and located in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.  KOALA is seeking an experienced Clinical Trials Manager to lead a team responsible for the development and management of multi-centre, collaborative and investigator-initiated oncology clinical trials across ANZ. Under the general direction of the Head of the Oncology Clinical Trials Unit, the Clinical Trials Manager is responsible for all work undertaken by the KOALA team. 

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and must be able to liaise effectively with a large multidisciplinary team including molecular oncologists, bioinformaticians and site staff. Planning and analytical skills, together with the ability to work to strict deadlines whilst managing various project demands, will be highly regarded.  
  1. Detailed knowledge, experience and understanding of clinical trials and clinical research. Including knowledge of local and international regulatory requirements for clinical trials and clinical research.

  2. Successful track record in managing or coordinating multicentre, national and international clinical research in collaboration with other health disciplines. Includes experience in budget development, site start up and all aspects of trial management.

  3. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal, negotiation and delegation skills and leadership attributes.

  4. Demonstrated ability to develop and report individual and group performance to produce highly functioning teams.

  5. Demonstrated ability to analyse and interpret research data and direct research relevant to health outcomes.

  6. Demonstrated problem solving and strategic planning skills with the ability to design and implement appropriate departmental processes and systems to improve and maintain quality.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.                                          

Applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate.

ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are required for Category A positions (refer to NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases).

ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are highly recommended for all other health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Applications Close: 25/09/2022

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