The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Project Officer

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Natalie Thelwell
  • Full-Time, Fixed term for 12 months
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes


The George is 600+ 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.


We are seeking a enthusiastic, self-motivated Project Officer to work collaboratively with our Project Managers and be responsible for the recruitment, setup, training, monitoring and closing of designated study site on George Institute projects.


To achieve this you will:

  • Assist in the recruitment of study participants, or study sites, including assisting with site recruitment and engagement strategies
  • Conduct Site Feasibility surveys
  • Organise site setup (including installation of relevant software(s) and systems) and training with relevant stakeholders, and ensure relevant training and site manuals are provided and systems and procedures are in place.
  • Educate and train study sites on study technologies and systems, process and procedures (e.g. written informed consent, reporting Serious Adverse Events (SAEs).
  • Conduct some basic clinical examination of patients, if applicable (training to be provided)
  • Maintain and build relationships with staff at study sites to facilitate participant follow-up in line with the Study protocol
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry and record keeping, including patient recruitment and trial documentation, within the Redcap/Sharepoint system and/or other repositories
  • Respect and preserve data confidentiality and security in the maintenance of study administrative files
  • Monitor study sites (including site follow-up visits) in accordance with the study's site monitoring procedures and protocols; this may via telephone or face to face.
  • Engage in conference calls and meetings to review progress of sites. Ensure that queries generated are documented and responded to in a timely fashion
  • Maintain project tracking tools and systems in a timely and accurate manner, including checklists, site start-up and monitoring reports, logs; and all site correspondence
  • Ensure compliance with study protocols and procedures.
  • Regularly update project tracking tools and systems as required



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

  • Tertiary qualification in a health, science or research discipline or a combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality and customer focus
  • Ability to work autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • High level computer skills, in particular with Microsoft applications, especially Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Sharepoint
  • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise multiple tasks, and flexibility and adaptability to meet deadlines and changing needs of the study
  • Experience in teaching/ training adults in desktop programs and/or electronic applications, including confidence in the use of electronic applications
  • Current full driver's licence
  • Willingness to travel within New South Wales and interstate if required.
  • Basic knowledge of clinical trial processes and ICH/GCP guidelines advantageous
  • Experience in site monitoring activities in trials conducted in the primary care setting or a similar activity
  • Experience working with General Practices and/or Pharmacies, or in site monitoring activities in clinical trials within primary care setting desirable


This is a great opportunity for you to work on a project that may have a genuine impact on world health outcomes.


We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.