Trial Coordinator

University of Melbourne
March 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258 – $108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 3 yea
Working Time:Full time
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Trial Coordinator

Job no: 0061735 Location: Heidelberg Role type: Full-time (part-time options of 0.6 FTE and above, or job share arrangements will be considered); Fixed-term for 3 years Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Physiotherapy (Austin Health) Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Coordinate the research activities of an exciting Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) project
  • Work with a tight knit, fun, and supportive team with a focus on work- life balance
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The Trial Coordinator works in a research team led by Professor David Berlowitz, based at Austin Health and the Institute for Breathing and Sleep. This research team examines sleep and breathing dysfunction in neuromuscular disease across a range of disorders including spinal cord injury and motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The research encompasses epidemiology and cohort studies, sleep and respiratory discovery experiments, upper-limb rehabilitation, controlled clinical trials, disease registry development, health systems research, health data analytics, and implementation science.

    Under the direction of Professor Berlowitz, the Trial Coordinator will be an integral part of the team driving a cutting-edge program of research investigating the restoration of respiratory and upper limb function following spinal cord injury. The successful candidate will be involved in trial management, participant recruitment, data collection, analysis and the preparation of publications and presentations. This position presents an opportunity to be at the forefront of innovative therapies that can make a difference to people living with spinal cord injuries.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in research activities independently and as a member of the collaborative research team
  • Directing the day-to-day operation of the research project to ensure timely execution
  • Co-ordinating participant recruitment and engagement
  • Assisting with the conduct of the clinical trial including data collection
  • Who We Are Looking For We are seeking a candidate who has strong organisation and project management skills, able to coordinate competing priorities and liaise with stakeholders at all levels to ensure deadlines are met. You must be familiar with trial management and with the submission of ethics applications, however, additional training above your pre-existing knowledge can be provided to the right candidate.. Your experience in upper limb neurological rehabilitation will be essential to your success in this role and you are no stranger to visiting participants in home to set up equipment and deliver therapy. Your strong interpersonal skills will enable you to forge effective working relationships, and your communication skills will enable you to relay technical information to all audiences in easy to understand language.

    You will also have:

  • Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, or similar, with post-graduate upper-limb rehabilitation and/or health systems research expertise.
  • Experience in the day-to-day running of research activities (PhD highly desired)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Good Clinical Practice requirements and adherence to the ICH-GP and WHO guidelines
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard application software such as the Microsoft Office suite.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    Your New Team – Physiotherapy The Department of Physiotherapy was established in 1991 and makes distinctive contributions nationally and internationally to the physiotherapy profession and society in research, learning & teaching and knowledge exchange. In 2009 it became a department within the Melbourne School of Health Science.

    The local research group led by Professor Berlowitz comprises physiotherapists, speech therapists, sleep scientists, postdoctoral researchers and students. The lab has a strong team culture with supportive leaders and mentors, diverse skills, and extensive local and international collaborations. Our location within a health service supports our clinical care focus, and drives our innovative program of research. This growing team's vision is to have fun doing good science that improves the lives of people in our community.

    Further information about Physiotherapy is available at: https:// www.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 28 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 28 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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