Clinical Trial Data Coordinator

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0058455
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Infectious Diseases, Melbourne Medical School
UOM 6 - $89,182 – $96,536 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Department of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Infectious Diseases is a recently established department of the Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences that is based at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute). Research within the department encompasses infectious diseases including antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, skin pathogens and emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds, including discovery research and basic scientists, clinician researchers, epidemiologists, public health physicians and microbiologists.

About the Role
The SNAP (Staphylococcus aureus Network Adaptive Platform) trial aims to determine the best treatment options for patients with Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) bloodstream infections. The trial is led by Professor Steven Tong and Professor Josh Davis, supported by the Clinical Trial Manager and research team.

The Data Coordinator will help design, develop and maintain a clinical trial database. You will develop data entry, data cleaning, data formatting and data extraction processes. You will liaise with the group members and research sites to resolve data inconsistences and questions. You will be required to use a variety of database and data analysis applications and understand how these interact. You will work closely with members of the trial management group, as well as investigators from national and international collaborating institutions.

Responsibilities include:

About You
This position requires the incumbent to have demonstrated experience with database management. You will need to ensure that work is conducted with attention to detail within the predetermined study protocol. You will be required to report progress of the study database and data collection on a regular basis.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Completion of a degree in epidemiology, science/biomedical science, data management or a public health related discipline with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  2. Demonstrated experience conducting data management tasks including quality assurance activities, data checking and cleaning of small and large-scale datasets, data manipulation and extraction, and the preparation and management of data documentation.
  3. Demonstrated experience in querying, formatting and extracting clinical trial data, and familiar with clinical trial eCRF platforms.
  4. Working knowledge of ethics, confidentiality, security and privacy as they relate to clinical trial data.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (numbered 1-4 above).

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