Project Officer, OPAL
• Full time, fixed term for 12 months
Established in 1999, The George Institute for Global Health is a global, not-for-profit medical research organisation, affiliated with leading academic partners, with major centres in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom. We have been ranked among the top 10 research institutes in the world for scientific impact. Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.
We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic Project Officer to provide support to the OPAL study, as well as support other musculoskeletal studies as required.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
• Assist with the startup of the OPAL study as directed by the Senior Research Fellow or OPAL Project Manager, including preparation of trial-related paperwork
• Assist with tracking trial milestones and ensuring that the milestones are met, as directed by the Senior Research Fellow or OPAL Project Manager
• Identify, train and monitor health practitioners to recruit appropriate trial participants
• Regularly liaise with and support the health practitioners to encourage and maintain steady recruitment in order to meet study recruitment targets
• Assist fellow team members with the recruitment of participants
• Perform baseline and follow-up assessments
• Perform data entry as required, ensuring data quality, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of data completion
• Maintenance of the study tracking and management system including tracking study progress and milestones and other information as directed by the Senior Research Fellow or OPAL Project Manager
• Assist in managing effective communication with the key stakeholders (e.g. participants, clinicians, investigators and team members)
• Attend regular trial meetings
• Assist with the preparation of reports and publications about the trial as required
• Support the tracking and distribution of study medication
• Participate in objective setting, performance management
• Participate in planning and implementing personal and career development activities
• Actively develop job-related skills
Desired Skills and Experience
Our ideal candidate will possess:
• Tertiary qualifications in a related science or health care discipline with relevant experience as a project officer/research assistant in clinical trials
• Strong interpersonal skills in particular demonstrated ability to be able to communicate with health practitioners and work flexibly ie autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
• Proficient in use of the Microsoft office suite of products including word, excel, powerpoint and outlook
• Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking
• Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments whilst maintain a strong focus on quality of work.A valid NSW drivers licence with the ability to travel within NSW
• A knowledge and understanding of low back and neck pain with experience in academic trials in the musculoskeletal area
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
Please note that this is a full-time fixed term opportunity for one year with the possibility of a further fixed term period.
We will be reviewing applications as we receive them but please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as LGBTI; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
To apply for this job go to http://thegeorgeinstitute.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies/3308078/title…. Applications close on 12 February 2017.
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 12/02/2017