First listed on: 07 August 2018

Clinical Trials Project Managers 

  • Rewarding experience supporting the research activities of the Trials Program at the prestigious NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
  • Multiple 2 year fixed term full time appointments with potential for further renewal subject to funding
  • Base salary $103K - $116K p.a. plus generous superannuation benefits

About the opportunity 

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a fully externally funded research centre operating for 30 years. It runs large multicentre investigator-initiated clinical trials and provides expertise and infrastructure for trials run by external groups.  It undertakes research aiming at improving both the conduct of trials and the resulting clinical evidence. The CTC participates in translational research, conducts methodological research in relation to clinical trials, reviews and synthesises evidence from completed trials, supervises postgraduate students in all of these areas, offers postgraduate degrees in clinical trials research, runs short courses to train people for Australian medical research.

The Clinical Trials Project Managers are responsible for the overall management, coordination and administration of projects or allocated clinical trials relevant to specific research areas, covering oncology or Cardiovascular/Diabetes.  

The team of Project Managers work on the portfolio of studies in their respective research/disease area working with   their teams of specialised staff working as Study Coordinators, Data Managers, Study Monitors and Clinical Trial Assistants in the tumour streams of Gastro-intestinal, Gynaecological, Brain, Lung and Urogenital research, cardiovascular disease & diabetes. Project Managers are involved in development or operational activities depending on education and training, experience and opportunities. 

The activities range from:

  • negotiating budgets and resource requirements for large scale international multi-site studies
  • working with international regional coordinating centres and vendors for CRO and CMO services
  • funding applications and reporting
  • scientific/research/operations committee support including Trial Management Committees
  • milestone and financial reporting
  • local and international HREC and governance (and equivalent) submissions
  • high level project management
  • oversight of trial operations including data management and onsite and remote monitoring
  • training and development of more junior team members.

The role will involve working with other senior staff at the CTC e.g. clinical investigators and biostatisticians for protocol development and with interim and final analyses and poster and manuscript publications.

The role may also involve the line management of more junior staff.

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 Clinical Trials Project Managers who possess:

  • a degree in Health Science or Allied Health field or similar education/training and relevant experience
  • highly developed project planning, coordination, organisation and time management skills
  • proven ability to identify problems, make recommendations and implement appropriate solutions
  • well-developed written and verbal communication, consultation and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to work in a complex and challenging environment
  • detailed knowledge of clinical research practices.

The successful candidates will have a background in health, experience in project management and detailed knowledge of clinical research practices including ethics and regulatory requirements of trials.  Exposure to quality assurance and control is also a bonus.

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.

How to apply

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 and search by the reference number 1543/0818F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm 20 August 2018

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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