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Clinical Research Associate

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed a day ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 51523
  • Category: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

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.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials (MASC Trials)

  • Fixed Term – 12 month contract – possibility to extend
  • HS4
  • Part-time to Full-time (flexible arrangement)
  • Clinical research and/or oncology experience is highly regarded
  • Location: Monash University, St Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • Flexibility working between home and office available

The Department

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials (MASC Trials) is Australia and New Zealand’s collaborative trials group specialising in investigator-initiated melanoma and skin cancer research. Working with multidisciplinary medical and research professionals around the globe, MASC Trials conducts clinical trials and related biological research to improve treatments for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.

MASC Trials is a registered not for profit research organisation, and has an academic affiliation with Monash University, with a dedicated department supporting our research activities, the MASC Research Centre.

MASC Trials manages a diverse growing portfolio of research in the prevention, early detection and treatment of melanoma and skin cancer, including early to late phase clinical trials. This is a dynamic organisation with global reach and a strong track-record of developing, managing and delivering research that improves outcomes in patients affected by melanoma and skin cancer.

The Role

The primary role of the Clinical Research Associate is to develop and coordinate investigator–initiated, multi-centre, national and internationally recruiting, melanoma and skin cancer research, particularly clinical trials supported by the MASC Trials. This role will centrally coordinate trials recruiting at multiple sites, including training clinicians and research staff to perform study protocols according to established processes; monitoring and audit activities at participating hospitals; ensuring accurate documentation maintenance and archiving; budgeting and financial management, assisting in the preparation of research output including publications and presentations as required. This role involves delivery of activities and tasks in order to meet established milestones and deliverables. This person will be responsible for the project management, developing and implementing plans, monitoring trial metrics, processing trial financials, grant applications and preparing status reports in line with the ethical and governance requirements supporting clinical trial conduct in Australia; and abroad. The Clinical Research Associate will be required to confidently communicate sensitive information and patient management issues to a range of clients and medical staff. This person will also work closely with a range of oncologists, researchers and clinical trials staff and will be expected to manage stakeholder relationships and communications with the study teams, colleagues, participating investigators and site staff; as well as broader membership activities, ensuring effective collaboration and team work.

Skills and Experience


  • Tertiary qualifications and/or relevant professional experience (minimum 1 to 2 years), preferably in health sciences or related field; Additional training or qualifications in clinical trials, public health or related field.
  • Demonstrated professional experience working in a commercial, academic, university, hospital or other clinical research environment coordinating clinical trials in line with the ICH Good Clinical Practice guidelines and the NHMRC National Statement.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised. Planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.
  • Numeracy skills together with experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking, and managing invoice payments and purchases for a project.
  • Effective managing a diverse group of key stakeholders on large or complex projects and the ability to develop/cultivate productive relationships with industry providers and key users.
  • Excellent administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies.


  • Enthusiasm to contribute to improved outcomes for patients with cancer through the conduct of quality research.
  • Experience working in an oncology setting will be highly regarded.
  • An interest in cancer and melanoma and skin cancer and familiarity with oncology treatments including surgery, radiotherapy, medical oncology and immunology.
  • An understanding of health economic principles and evaluation.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Contribute to high quality research that is practice changing.
  • Work in an exciting and dynamic field.
  • Be a part of a supportive, dedicated growing team.
  • Opportunities for training.
  • Attractive remuneration package plus salary sacrificing options.

Please include your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in working with MASC Trials and addressing the key selection criteria (applications without a cover letter will not be considered). Please provide a minimum of two referees. Applicants must have full Australian work rights.

If you have enquiries regarding the role, please contact Sandra Vargas Torres at

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.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 


  • Closed a day ago - 20 May 2022