Clinical Trial Lead, Addiction Medicine job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Clinical Trial Lead, Addiction Medicine job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
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  • Full time fixed term until 31 December 2025 at Surry Hills Campus, Central Clinical School
  • Leadership opportunity to engage in clinical research projects and coordinate multicentre clinical trials
  • Base Salary between $129,847 – $137,008 (contingent upon experience) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is home to the largest and most comprehensive assembly of health and medical education research in the Asia Pacific. It conducts cutting-edge education and research across the full spectrum of health and medical knowledge, from the medical sciences through to clinical medicine, public health, and medical education.

The Specialty of Addiction Medicine is represented by teaching and research staff on campus and in each of the Clinical Schools and Research Institutes of the University of Sydney.

We are seeking a Clinical Trial Lead to join a team of researchers led by Chief Investigator (Professor Nicholas Lintzeris, CIA) to be the trial coordinator of an NHMRC funded randomized controlled trial of cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of cannabis use disorder. The study will be undertaken across multiple sites in NSW and Victoria.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • plan, direct, or coordinate multicentre clinical trials while providing high level clinical trial knowledge and expertise to the Chief Investigator, Investigators, Senior Research Academics, and the research team to support the clinical trial requirements for the project
  • plan and manage all aspects of a clinical trial including working on pre-trial procedures, setting up and organizing clinical trial sites, archiving documents and correspondence, selecting sub-investigators, coordinating committee ethics and regulatory authority applications, supervising trial supplies and organizing the content for investigator meetings
  • develop operational plans including standard operating procedures (SOPs), impacting the immediate outcomes of the clinical trial you are responsible for
  • resolve complex matters related to the clinical trial you are managing and will typically draw on your extensive clinical trial experience to provide sound advice and recommendations, exercise independent judgment and apply extensive professional know-how to achieve their work goals.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and/or extensive relevant work experience in clinical research, preferably in Health Science, project management and managing complex projects.
  • minimum of 2 years as a clinical trial coordinator, clinical trial associate or start-up manager.
  • demonstrated a strong understanding and/or certification of Good Clinical Practice guidelines
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team to accomplish service goals and improved patient care and outcomes
  • demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit the target audience, including the preparation of high quality written and oral reports and experience with documenting in patient based electronic record systems and other computer-based applications
  • current driver’s license (NSW eligibility) and the willingness to travel for work purposes
  • demonstrated experience building and maintaining good working relationships with clinical trial stakeholders
  • demonstrated leadership ability to train team members within the scope of the clinical trial protocol, evaluating performance and leading the resolution of issues that may arise
  • demonstrated experience with financial aspects of clinical trials and an understanding of how to manage a research budget
  • manages data entry and provides expert guidance in source data reviews for clinical trials
  • manages the implementation, ongoing evaluation, prioritization, reporting and timely delivery of all operational aspects of allocated clinical trials.
  • demonstrated understanding of current principles, policies, and practices of health service delivery relevant to the area of ​​Drug & Alcohol or related areas of health care (eg mental health. neurosciences, clinical medicine)

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgroundsand those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Prof Lintzeris, Nicholas.lintzeris@health.nsw.gov.au or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Deepna Chand, Recruitment Operations, by email to Deepna.chand @sydney.edu.au.

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Wednesday 30 November 2022 11:59 PM



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