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.
Fixed-term – until April 2022, with the option to extend
Full-time – 76 hours per fortnight, 9 days per fortnight
Classification code – Medical Scientist Grade 2 (RY4-RY7)
The Medical Oncology Unit provides co-ordinated multidisciplinary management for adult patients with malignancies. An important component of this care are the Clinical Trial/Research activities we participate in, which enable us to offer forthcoming and novel investigational treatments to our patients. Alfred Cancer Trials (ACT) conducts phase I, II and III trials, and is a participating member of both National and International Clinical Trials Groups, incorporating both pharmaceutical industry sponsored and investigator driven studies across a wide range of tumour types.
Due to the exponential growth of oncology clinical trials, this newly created position is an opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join a highly skilled and supportive team at Alfred Health. The candidate will:
Have responsibility for the co-ordination and management of multiple clinical studies including:
the trial related care of patients,
coordination of the collection, processing and transport of trial pathology samples
management of the collection of related clinical trial data
understanding of clinical trial regulatory management
Ensure all clinical trials are performed in accordance with the study protocol and in line with the regulatory, ethical and legal requirements outlined by the ICH-GCP.
Contribute to strategies to improve performance aligned with international best practice standards and departments expectations, in conjunction with the team leader and research manager
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Applied Science
Sound Clinical Trial experience in the hospital setting
Experience in Medical Oncology and or Haematology clinical trials
Experience in the coordination of commercially sponsored trials
Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment
Knowledge of key concepts of Cancer Biology
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent attention to detail
Proven working knowledge of GCP, the current NHMRC clinical trial policies and an understanding of the international regulatory and research governance requirements.
Current GCP certification and understanding of GCP principles
Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently with initiative and self-motivation
Demonstrated excellent organizational, problem solving skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work
Demonstrated interest in mentoring junior staff
Demonstrated capacity to accurately manage multiple research protocols concurrently
Ability to travel for investigator meetings as required
Post graduate qualification in Medical Oncology, Haematology and or clinical trials
Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Cheryl-Ann Hawkins on 9076 7476.
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.