First listed on: 05 June 2023

Program Manager, Primary Care Clinical Trials

Job no: 0059598
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: General Practice
UOM 7 – $102,338 - $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Utilise your business development and leadership skills to continue to build capacity in primary care research.
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders and work within a positive and dynamic team.
  • $102,338 - $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a Program Manager to join the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit in the Department of General Practice. The position will be responsible for supervising a distributed team across Australia, in one of the newly established networks, Partner Network.

PARTNER has been funded through the MRFF as an infrastructure initiative that will establish a network of 90 rural general practices across Australia to improve access to clinical trials for Australians living in rural and remote areas. As Program Manager, you will help lead the day-today operations of the PARTNER network ensuring we meet our contractual milestones and deliverables to our funding bodies, while being an integral member of the Primary Care Trials Unit.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with team leads, manage all aspects of the PARTNER Network including monitoring of the budget, managing staff including allocation and coordination of tasks, scheduling meetings, establishing deliverables and deadlines.
  • Develop new processes for work to improve efficiency and operations across the Primary Care Trials Unit and the PARTNER Network.
  • Lead the development and operationalisation of strategic and engagement plans for the PARTNER Network.

Who We Are Looking For
To be successful in this role you will be an experienced team leader with excellent communication skills, which will enable you to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships. You will also be highly adaptable and be able to quickly learn and implement new concepts and drive continuous improvement.

You will also have:

  • Degree qualifications in a relevant field with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and relevant skills in program administration, financial and business management, demonstrated in higher education, healthcare, or a similar complex environment.
  • Demonstrated high-level of analytical and problem-solving skills in a health or related setting.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of General Practice
The Department of General Practice originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006. The Department has 68 (full time equivalent) staff supported by an operating budget of $7 million and research income of approximately $11 million annually.

With an increased profile within the Melbourne Medical School, the Department has utilised its growing network of general practitioners (GPs) and primary health care providers in the community to ensure that University of Melbourne medical students are provided with quality community-based medical education. The Department delivers postgraduate training for primary care nurses, and research training for medical, honours, masters (4) and PhD students (18).

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 26 Jun 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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