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Project Manager - Clinical Research Unit

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Project Management, Clinical/Medical Research

Project Manager – Clinical Research Unit

  • Employment Type: Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Duration: 2 year fixed term contract
  • Remuneration: $118,883 - $133,948 + 17% Super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working with Monday and Tuesday core office days)
  • Full Australian working rights required for the duration of the contract

About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

UNSW Medicine & Health established the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) in early 2023 to connect infrastructure, experience, and expertise available within UNSW and its affiliated groups to support investigator-initiated clinical research and trials throughout the UNSW networks.

Why Your Role Matters:

As a Project Manager, you will play a key role in supporting the Operations Director and Program Operations Lead in the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) to develop and deliver UNSW Medicine & Health’s CRU strategic priority around high quality clinical research. The role will require stakeholder management with key groups within UNSW and collaboration with the UNSW affiliated network.

You will apply your superior knowledge of research methodology to develop and manage timelines, milestones, and deliverables across the entire life cycle of CRU projects.

The Project Manager reports to the Program Operations Lead and may have direct reports in the future.

Who You Are:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a health-related field, or relevant equivalent work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines with substantial (at least 7 years) relevant experience in the conduct of clinical research, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in the set-up, coordination, monitoring and close out of clinical research projects including development of study documentation such as project plans, study protocols, Patient Information and Consent Forms, and manuals of operations and monitoring plans.
  • Experience planning and implementing study logistics including central laboratory specimen collection, shipment and storage, drug distribution and drug accountability processes.
  • Experience in budget development and/or management including reporting to funding agencies and resource allocation.
  • Demonstrated experience providing guidance and support to research project teams.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.
  • Good computer knowledge and skills in using various tools, applications, and systems.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Effective clear interpersonal and written communication skills across various levels of stakeholders.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​
  • Flexible working ​
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​
  • Progressive HR practices​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before 26 April at 11:55pm. Your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant


UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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