First listed on: 17 July 2019

Research Data Manager

  • Exciting opportunity for a passionate Research Data Manager/Engineer to design, coordinate, manage and distribute clinical research data
  • Located at Sydney Children’s Hospital Clinical School based at Westmead and multiple locations across USYD campuses
  • 12 months Fixed Term, full-time opportunity with possible extension for 1 year and base salary $92K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a passionate and self-challenged Research Data Manager to join the Sydney Neuroimmunology team as part of the Children’s Hospital based at Westmead Campus, although you would be required to travel across Camperdown Campuses.

Under the broad direction of Associate Professor Fabienne Brilot-Turville you will be the professional support person responsible for the development and implementation of a clinical research database for the Sydney Neuroimmunology team. The purpose of the position is to design and coordinate the collection, storage, management and distribution of clinical research data across the Sydney Neuroimmunology research sites.

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 Research Data Manager who possesses the below qualifications and experience:

  • Graduate or postgraduate qualifications in appropriate health or medical discipline with subsequent relevant experience in a scientific research environment
  • experience in the technical design, implementation, maintenance and querying of database management systems (e.g. ERD’s MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • experience in relational database design and familiarity with clinical and/or biobanking data management systems (e.g. REDcap) for multiple data types (imaging, clinical and biobanking)
  • experience in a research-intensive environment, and in the coordination/management of clinical research/clinical trials
  • understanding of regulatory and ethical guidelines relevant to the conduct of clinical research

The successful candidate will ideally have experience working with multiple and complex group of stakeholders with exemplary communication skills. They will be able to work independently as well as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgment. They will also be willing to travel across campuses and work on competing deadlines to achieve the required outcome.

About us

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney. There is a strong presence in the hospital of Clinical Academics who are international leaders in education (undergraduate, postgraduate, professional), clinical service and research.

The CHW Clinical School also looks after the academic needs of over 300 members of the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health with conjoint and clinical academic appointments. The CHW Clinical School provides teaching on site for over 400 medical students per year – including elective students, and MD students. In addition there are currently 100 postgraduate students all performing research relevant to Paediatrics and Child Health.

Sydney Neuroimmunology is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney Local Health District, Western Sydney Local Health District, The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Northern Sydney Local Health District and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. The team are at the forefront of research into diseases affecting the brain and mind that are associated with an immune dysfunction, so-called, neuroimmunological disorders. The role will be employed by the University of Sydney and work under the direction of Associate Professor Fabienne Brilot-Turville and will be responsible for supporting the broader Sydney Neuroimmunology team with their clinical research data management needs.

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 1020/0519F to apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Closing date: 11:30pm Wed 14 August 2019

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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