YCS & Clinical Trials Manager - CanTeen - EducationCareer

First listed on: 14 August 2019

YCS & Clinical Trials Manager 

About CanTeen

We help young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.

By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can rebuild the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their life upside down.

No matter which role you are in, working for CanTeen is how you can be the difference.

Nuts and bolts

Full Time, Permanent

This role will oversee the management of five dedicated hospital-based Youth Cancer Services (YCS) for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, conduct national priority projects focused on improving AYA cancer care, and improve access to clinical trials for young cancer patients. The Clinical Trials Initiative provides funding for clinical research in high lethality cancers and supports greater access to clinical research for young patients treated through the YCS. To date, it has funded trials focused on Sarcoma, Leukemia, Brain and other advanced cancers and is driving increased awareness of available trials for AYAs in Youth Cancer Services and other hospital settings nationally.

As the YCS & Clinical Trials manager you will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plan. You will be responsible for the clinical trials initiative, developing relationships with all partners and stakeholders including hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, overseeing and influencing project partners to successfully complete project outcomes. Furthermore you will monitor to progress of research and manage process (protocol selection process, trial contracts, ethics etc) as well as managing the financial performance.

Key Challenges

  • Dealing with sensitive, complex matters appropriately and confidentially.
  • Meeting stated outcomes in an environment characterised by conflicting priorities and multiple stakeholders.
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of federal and state health department government policies, procedures, and initiatives as they relate to the YCS program and Clinical Trials initiative.
  • Maintaining oversight of project progress and identifying issues and risks, bringing them to the attention of the GM R&YCS

Is this you?

  • tertiary qualification in health, social sciences/policy, business or other relevant field. Post-graduate qualification desirable.
  • At least 4 years experience gained within either Health, Government or Commercial sector ideally with a particular focus on supporting and monitoring major programs, services or projects. Clinical trials experience desirable.
  • Creates genuine tangible results by building lasting relationships with stakeholders, interacts confidently and employs astute perception with strong listening and questioning skills
  • Highly organised and delivers according to deadlines; able to manage the process of implementation by other stakeholders
  • Ability to read, understand and advise on health and policy information that is complex, detailed and technical
  • Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills
  • Experience in working with/reporting to a Board and/or working at senior levels in an organisation
  • Leadership and team management skills and experience

For more information please visit our website

Applications for this role will close on the 21st August 2019.  You can Apply here via Seek. Alternatively please email written applications with a covering letter addressing the selection criteria and CV by close date to careers@canteen.org.au or apply via our website at www.canteen.org.au/about-us/careers/