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Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.
Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:
26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave.
17% superannuation contributions
17.5% annual leave loading
Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.
Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family
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About This Opportunity
The Project/Program Manager (locally known as Manager, Research Projects) works closely with Professor Ranjeny Thomas and her research team to identify, develop, implement, and improve outcomes of her research program. The main focus will be a multi-site phase two 2 clinical trial of lifestyle intervention in rheumatoid arthritis from implementation to completion, requiring skills in implementation and assessment of clinical and laboratory site operations, development of protocols and SOPs, data monitoring and management and support of all personnel. The role requires skills in preparing reports, budgets, protocols, ethics submissions and revisions, facilitating stakeholder engagement, monitoring expenditure, preparing, and maintaining recruitment material and managing data.
Key responsibilities will include:
Technical/Scientific: Define technical and clinical requirements, dependences, milestones and sequences for translational research projects, particularly multi-centre clinical trials.
Provide specialist clinical trial management expertise to ensure excellent research outputs on time and on budget.
Project Management: Lead planning and development of a multi-site phase 2 clinical trial of lifestyle intervention in rheumatoid arthritis; coordinating internal resources for project implementation, defining project scope and objectives, in line with corresponding stakeholders and technical feasibility.
Provide input to the development of appropriate performance measures relating to clinical trial planning, targets, key performance indicators and/or deliverables, assessing and implementing changes as required.
Effectively lead and manage the project team, including planning and prioritising activities
Financial Management: Manage financial resources and budgetary reporting processes in accordance with the Clinical Trial Research Project Plan
Stakeholder engagement and communication: Coordinate project communication with all stakeholders and trial participants, including developing and implementing communication and engagement content and leading engagement.
Maintain collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders to support effective delivery of the project.
Support project sponsors to engage key stakeholders and build positive momentum for change.
This is a part-time (50%), fixed-term position through to 31 December 2026
At HEW level 8, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $106,838 - $119,780, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $125,000 - $119,780 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Research Program/Project Manager to manage the successful delivery of a multi-site phase 2 clinical trial of lifestyle intervention in rheumatoid arthritis from implementation to completion, requiring skills in implementation and assessment of clinical and laboratory site operations, development of protocols and SOPs, data monitoring and support of all personnel. The role requires skills in preparing reports, budgets, protocols, ethics submissions and revisions, running and minuting meetings, monitoring expenditure, preparing, and maintaining recruitment material and managing data. The Research Manager/Program Manager will also work closely with Prof Ranjeny Thomas and her research team to identify, develop, implement, and improve outcomes of her research program.
Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive research management experience (preferably in the clinical, translational or biotechnology research sectors); or an undergraduate degree, extensive research management experience and other relevant education/training.
Demonstrated capacity to develop, manage and coordinate medium to large research projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with industry personnel and other stakeholders at a senior level.
Proven ability to manage, lead and develop staff, including technical and/or clinical and clinical administrative staff within a research team environment.
Knowledge and experience in coordinating vendor selection, alignment, and contract negotiations
Exceptional writing and editing skills, with demonstrated ability to understand and present complex content in a clear and concise manner.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), with a proven ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Advanced knowledge of ICH Good Clinical Practice as relevant to clinical trials
Significant experience working in translational and clinical research.
A commitment to upholding the highest standard of research integrity, ethics and workplace health and safety.
In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:
Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ranjeny Thomas [email protected]
For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.
Want to Apply?
All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
Comprehensive cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section
At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]
If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.
Applications close 18th February at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-35234). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 23rd February.