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Clinical Research Associate

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 63495
  • 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.

  • Fixed Term – 12 months contract – possibility to extend
  • Full/Part time hours considered
  • Flexibility working between home and office available
  • Clinical research and/or oncology experience is highly regarded
  • Location: Monash University, St Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • Staff benefits

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

MASC Trials is seeking an experienced Clinical Research Associate to assist with multi-centre clinical trials in melanoma and skin cancer. This role will be working closely with the Research Manager to develop, implement, activate and coordinate new and ongoing investigator-initiated clinical trials recruiting both nationally and internationally. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team dedicated to research excellence and contribute to improvement in the lives of those suffering from melanoma and skin cancer.

The Clinical Research Associate role involves central coordination and project management of 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; monitoring trial metrics; supporting financial management, grant applications and preparing status reports in line with the ethical and governance requirements supporting clinical trial conduct in Australia and abroad. There may also be opportunities to assist in the preparation of research output, including publications and presentations. The role will work closely with clinicians, researchers and clinical trials staff and will also support the MASC Trials’ membership network and generation of new research ideas as required.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or relevant professional experience (minimum 2 years), preferably in health sciences, nursing or related field. Training or qualifications in clinical trials, public health or related field with be highly regarded. Experience working in an oncology setting will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Numeracy skills together with experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking, and managing invoice payments and purchases for a project.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion.
  • 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 competing priorities.
  • Effective managing a diverse group of key stakeholders on large or complex projects and the ability to establish productive relationships with stakeholders and employees at all levels.
  • Excellent administrative skills, and an understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies.

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.

Enquiries to Katja Loewe via

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.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in accordance with the Vaccination of Health Care Workers (COVID-19) Directions - Health Services. All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against influenza. This is in accordance with the Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers (Influenza Vaccine) Directions - Health Services Establishments for influenza.