Project Manager (Clinical Trials)

Updated: 8 months ago
Deadline: 20 Dec 2019

Job no:503612
Work type:part-time, full-time
Location:Perth CBD, Royal Perth Hospital
Categories:Health and Medical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation

  • Based at Royal Perth Hospital managing complex clinical trials across Australia
  • Level 10 appointment on a fixed basis to March 2024 with the possibility of extension
  • Salary: $121,255 increasing to $123,273 in Feb 2020 plus 17% superannuation
  • Project funded from a five-year MRFF research grant
  • Full-time or part-time options considered

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

The School

The UWA Medical School is a large School within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. This position is primarily based at the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Campus. Core priorities include clinical research into cardiovascular disease.

The Project

The main project you will be involved with is The Early valve replacement in severe ASYmptomatic Aortic Stenosis (EASY AS) trial . This addresses a fundamental unresolved question in cardiology: the relative benefits of early aortic valve replacement versus watchful waiting in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. This will randomise 2,844 patients with severe but asymptomatic aortic stenosis to early valve replacement or a conventional, guideline recommended, strategy of close observation with valve replacement if symptoms develop. It is anticipated that at least 400 of these patients will be randomised in Australia, funded by the Medical Research Future Fund.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Professor and Clinical Professor, you will manage the Australian arm of a large multi-centre and multi-national (currently Australia, New Zealand and UK) clinical trial. You will be directly supporting the principal investigators and project team in all aspects of conduct and implementation of the clinical trial, as well as establishing and leading communication with internal and external stakeholders, including physicians, research nursing staff and trial participants. You will also manage recruitment, training and allocation of resources, a Clinical Trial Project Officer and/or Research Assistant, ensuring milestones are achieved. In addition, you may also have the opportunity to provide support to other clinical research projects being run locally, working with colleagues based at Royal Perth Hospital, other large metropolitan hospitals within Perth and at the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) Clinical Trials Centre at Curtin University.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Extensive relevant management experience in the conduct, implementation or management of clinical trials
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to consult and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people and a wide variety of people with cross cultural sensitivity
  • Demonstrated close attention to detail and evidence of ability to adhere strictly to protocol and working guidelines
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively as a member of, and manager, of a small team of project staff
  • Demonstrated decision making skills and the ability to solve problems discretely by using innovation and exercising diagnostic skills within areas of functional responsibility or professional expertise
  • Demonstrated close attention to detail and evidence of ability to adhere strictly to protocol and working guidelines
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet and email
  • Ability to supervise staff
  • Clinical expertise in an area of research aligned with cardiovascular medicine or aligned allied Health discipline is desirable.


For further information regarding this opportunity please contact Professor Graham Hillis, Head of the Department of Cardiology, on +61 8 9224 3180 or . 

Closing date: Friday, 20 December 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: 503612.pdf

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).

Advertised:16 Nov 2019 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:20 Dec 2019 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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