The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Type of career: 
Newtown, Sydney
Application close date: 


  • Part time (0.4 FTE), fixed term for 12 months
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes
  • Application close date: 11th August 2019

‘The George’ is 700+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

The Role

The Academic Project Operations (APO) team works closely with our research teams to ensure study aims are achieved. The team is primarily responsible for the set-up, conduct and overall delivery of a projects across all research programs in The Institute, according to best practice guidelines and research budgets.

The Renal & Metabolic programs of work at The George Institute, work in close collaboration with the Concord Repatriation General Hospital (CRGH) Nephrology Clinical Trials Unit on a number of projects.

An opportunity exists for a Clinical Trial Coordinator to join our growing organisation within the CRGH Nephrology Clinical Trials Unit. The position will involve the conduct of trial coordinator activities at a site level and will include assessing and following trial participants and other trial protocol-related activities. The role may also involve assistance in conduct of multicentre trials within Sydney.

As the position will be based in a NSW Public Hospital successful applicants will be required to undergo checks such as the Australian National Criminal Record and Working With Children Checks and provide proof and/or obtain required vaccinations prior to commencing employment.

Please refer to the NSW Government website for more information.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

This position is primarily designed to assist the research team in the conduct of clinical trials in the CRGH Nephrology Clinical Trials Unit. It may also support some other clinical trials conducted in the Sydney area.

This position will involve assessing and following trial participants, and recording data relevant to renal clinical trials. It will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to gain or develop clinical trials experience.

Specific duties include:

  • Assisting in the implementation of clinical trials involving both in-patients and out-patients, incorporating data collection, record keeping and computerised data entry
  • Screening for potential trial participants
  • Ensuring adherence to clinical trial protocols and support the clinical trials team in ensuring that trials are conducted and comply with all regulatory, state, national and internationally accepted guidelines for Good Clinical Practice in research (ICH GCP)
  • Ensuring timely and accurate data collection and completion of case report forms relevant to clinical trials or research projects
  • Assisting in liaising with monitors of clinical trials and be available for monitoring and/or auditing when required, with full patient documentation available 
  • Assisting in educating staff and participants regarding the designated clinical trial and procedures and relevant investigations associated with the designated clinical trial and to raise the profile of research throughout the facility.

Your success will be based on a range of your key skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in nursing, health sciences or a related discipline 
  • Experience in or interest in gaining experience in clinical trial conduct at a site level 
  • Demonstrated experience to a proficient level in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, PowerPoint Outlook and Excel 
  • Demonstrated effective communication, administrative and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of data collection or willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated capability to produce outcomes and achieve objectives within agreed time periods 
  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and proven strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, with ability to influence others to achieve common goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well autonomously
  • Excellent team work skills, with demonstrated ability to collaborate in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and to be adaptable to changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
  • Strong focus on producing the highest quality of work and on ensuring optimum accuracy of outputs
  • Well organised and efficient, with the capacity to work under pressure.

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them, so please apply now!