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Project Officer, Clinical Trials - SPHERE Maridulu Budyari Gumal

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Administration, Research Administration support

  • $88,782 - $94,709 + 17% superannuation
  • Fixed term appointment to March 2022, potential for extension
  • Flexible location – WFH and Ingham Institute, UNSW or UTS campus

The SPHERE Strategic Program for Clinical Trials Support and Enablement aims to improve the access to, recruitment into, effectiveness and impact of clinical trials for our communities and to achieve economic growth, financial return and sustainability in the clinical trials sector for SPHERE partners and other key stakeholders.

The Project Officer will support the ongoing development and implementation of the Clinical Trials Support and Enablement Program. You will be responsible for supporting the Deputy Director in managing deliverables and deadlines such as committee papers, reports, presentations and will facilitate and support effective, timely and professional communication.  You will also liaise with the SPHERE Clinical Trials Methodology Hub Coordinator and contribute to the development of the Methodology Hub. The role requires the development of strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

 The Organisation

Maridulu Budyari Gumal - Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) is one of Australia’s Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres, bringing into partnership the research, innovation and education ‘engine rooms’ in leading universities, health services and medical research institutes with the ‘front-line’ of healthcare delivery in our local health districts and health networks in Eastern, South Eastern and South Western Sydney.

Hosted by UNSW in partnership with 13 other organisations and led by the Executive Director, SPHERE aims to accelerate clinical research and innovation and rapidly translate new knowledge to improve health outcomes and deliver better value care for patients, families and the broader community.

SPHERE’s Strategic Plan is organised under three portfolio areas: Clinical Academic Groups (CAGs), of which there are 16; Strategic Programs and Research-enabling Platforms, including Clinical Trials; and National Systems Level Initiatives (as part of the Australian Health Research Alliance). Additional information on SPHERE is available at

About the successful applicant:

You have a track record of success in a university, government, hospital or medical research institute setting (or equivalent), as well a:

  • Demonstrated high level experience in project management.
  • Excellent organisational skills with proven ability to prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and deliver high quality outcomes using initiative.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Advanced level of computer literacy with excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively across multiple work groups.
  • Understanding of issues that affect the access, participation and success of culturally and linguistically diverse, vulnerable populations and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training


  • Understanding of the local and state healthcare sector.
  • Knowledge of the clinical trials sector in NSW, Australia and internationally.
  • Experience in conducting collaborative research projects/programs.
  • Experience with website design, and online web-design platforms such as Squarespace or Wix

To apply:  If supporting clinical research, innovation and knowledge translation to deliver improved health care is of interest to you, please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Responses to Selection Criteria (nominated in the Position Description).


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:00pm, Sunday 7th March 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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