Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

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Clinical Trial Coordinator

Clinical Trial Coordinator

The Sleep and Circadian Research Group at the Woolcock Institute are world leaders in their field, working to forge new ground in the understanding of the biology of sleep and the prevention and treatment of sleep disorders. The Group is seeking a Clinical Trial Coordinator on a Full-time or Part-time (~0.8FTE) basis for 1 year, with potential for extension. The main purpose of this role will be to oversee and manage the day-to-day administration and coordination of multi and single site sleep research studies.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct and implement clinical trial protocols in sleep research
  • Document preparation and development including ethics and governance documentation, study advertisements
  • Assistance writing protocols and participant information sheets for investigator-initiated research
  • Effective communication with and management of various stakeholders within the trial site and externally (e.g. trial sponsors, ethics committees)
  • Participant recruitment, scheduling of participant visits, performing face-to-face and remote (telehealth) participant visits
  • Data collection, data entry and monitoring of data ensuring highest-level data integrity 
  • Milestone and financial reporting
  • General assistance and administration of research studies under the direction of principal investigators
  • Assistance with training and oversight of junior team members conducting clinical research

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in biomedical science, nursing, allied health, or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in the set-up and conduct of clinical trials. 
  • Knowledge of ICH GCP and other regulatory and ethical requirements for the conduct of clinical research in Australia
  • Demonstrated high-level organisational, coordination and planning skills and computer competency 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge or willingness to acquire clinical skills in ECG collection, venepuncture, blood sample processing and other clinical techniques as required for study protocols 
  • Clear understanding and management of participant and research confidentiality and data integrity
  • Excellent attention to detail

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in sleep research
  • Experience working with patients with severe mental illness and/or dementia or related conditions 
  • Clinical skills in ECG collection, venepuncture and sample processing, delivery of diet and exercise advice


  • You will have the opportunity to work for the leading respiratory and sleep research organisation in Australia.
  • Salary Packaging - access up to $18,500 per annum in salary packing benefits, (this includes the entertainment card $2,500)
  • Vibrant Glebe location

How to apply

If this opportunity sounds just right for you, please don’t delay in applying via SEEK or by emailing Emma Funnell at emma.funnell@sydney.edu.au. Questions about the role can be directed to Emma Funnell emma.funnell@sydney.edu.au. Applications will be considered as they are received. 

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