Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Director of Clinical Trials
Full time, 76 hours per fortnight
Fixed-Term: June 2025
Classification code - HS8
DEPARTMENT: Alfred Health recognises the clinical and strategic importance of research and clinical trials through its strategic goal of leading excellent, innovative and collaborative health research. Clinical research is central to patient care at The Alfred, where leading practitioners who are also leading researchers care for the state’s most complex patients through our 14 state-wide services.
Clinical trials are the vehicles through which advances in medical science are translated to the benefit of patients and their communities, providing essential conduits from scientific discovery to improved health outcomes for all.
Federal Government funding has been provided to Alfred Health over the next 6 years, to establish The TrialHub, which will:
support improved access to clinical trials for patients in remote and rural areas and for indigenous and disadvantaged Australians;
boost participation in clinical trials,
increase the speed of trial accrual and completion,
Promote the benefits of clinical trials, improving health literacy.
TrialHub will establish a national registry of clinical trials and participants linked to outcomes to identify areas of need and ensure the quality of care; and promote benefits of clinical trials to the community, enhancing health literacy; provide training of the workforce required for scaled clinical trial delivery.
To facilitate the achievement of the TrialHub objectives a TrialHub Directorate will be established at Alfred Health, facilitating the roll out of the initiative across Victoria.
POSITION: The Director, Clinical Trials will play a critical role in the establishment of the TrialHub Directorate and the development and implementation of the TrialHub initiatives as well as supporting the oversight and development of clinical trials at The Alfred and at partner sites. This role will be responsible for developing and promoting relationships with industry, investigators, partner sites, funding bodies and research organisations to support access to clinical trials for rural, remote, indigenous and disadvantaged Australians, boosting participation in clinical trials and maximising the rate of trial accrual.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Essential
Undergraduate degree in Health or business discipline
Research and Clinical Trials and/or Industry experience
Proven track record in building and maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
History of successful Project Management and Delivery, and change management
Record of achievement in delivering services in accordance with performance objectives within complex organisations
Experience managing a team
Relevant post-graduate qualification
Easy public transport access
Interested in this position, or would like any further details, please contact Professor Stephen Jane, Director of Research 03) 9903 0604
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.
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