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Database Officer

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Work type: Fixed term / Part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Information Technology

Database Officer

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society

UNSW Medicine

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  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. 


About the role

  • $85K-$91K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading (pro-rata)
  • Fixed Term for 1 year
  • Part-time (21-28 hours per week)

The Therapeutic and Vaccine Research program conducts clinical studies across a range of infectious and immunologic diseases, including infection-related cancers, with a focus on therapies for HIV and its complications including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Our team provides global leadership through our role as an International Coordinating Centre for the INSIGHT network and collaborations with UNITAID at the World Health Organization, the U.K. Medical Research Council, and the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

The position holder is responsible to the Head of Therapeutic and Vaccine Research Program (TVRP) for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of electronic databases to facilitate the conduct of HIV clinical and laboratory research studies. The Database Officer will work predominantly with InForm and OpenClinica to provide database solutions for clinical data collection and study management for projects conducted by TVRP.

About the successful applicant

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Develop data management plans, including clinical database requirements, milestone activities, timelines and budget, for new study protocols in collaboration with the Clinical Project Coordinators.
  • Liaise with the project team, data systems officer and database service providers to develop and maintain electronic database systems, and continually improve processes to reduce database set-up timelines.
  • Build clinical study databases for the collection and analysis of clinical study data, including laboratory and questionnaire data, incorporating data validation rules to ensure consistency of data entry.
  • Contribute to the development of data analyses plans, including liaising with study statisticians, the protocol steering committees and study teams.


Sally Hough, Senior Clinical Project Coordinator


T: (61 2) 9385 0897

Applications close:  28 January 2019

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