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Ethics Submission Specialist

Advertiser: Cancer Trials AustraliaMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
11 Nov 2020
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Clinical/Medical Research
  • Support clinical research sites in providing access to new treatment options for patients with cancer
  • Be part of a close-knit team of experienced professionals
  • Offering career and professional development opportunities

This full-time role balances working from home and at our offices located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Parkville, alongside Cancer Trials Australia’s team of professional and committed staff to provide centralised co-ordination of clinical trial start-up services on behalf of clinical research sites.  In 17 years of operation we have supported the administration of over 1,500 clinical trials, which have recruited almost 10,000 oncology patients.

Your role

As an Ethics Submission Specialist, you will be expected to operate autonomously to support our clinical research sites in providing access to new treatment options for patients with cancer. You will be required to liaise with various stakeholders to gain Human Research Ethics Committee and Research Governance approval for clinical trials.  You are expected to be organised, while maintaining a flexible and adaptable approach to unexpected changes in priorities.

Working in a friendly and supportive environment, this role provides an excellent opportunity to gain highly sought-after and in-depth experience in the administration and operation of clinical trials while also developing skills in relationship management.

To succeed you will need:

  • An understanding of cancer/biology with appropriate tertiary qualification and/or equivalent experience in a life science field;
  • Previous administrative experience in a research environment/exposure to ethics submissions is preferred but not essential;
  • The ability to understand technical information and convert it into lay-person’s language;
  • The ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationship with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrating a high level of efficiency whilst maintaining accuracy;
  • Highly developed organisational and time-management skills, required to meet strict deadlines;
  • To demonstrate the ability to work as a constructive team member; and
  • To be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and the use of databases.

What you will get in return:

  • Working for an established and growing not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to improving clinical trial outcomes for patients;
  • A great culture, working in a close-knit team of experienced professionals;
  • Generous salary packaging and annual leave provisions;
  • Training and career development opportunities;
  • Flexible working arrangements; and
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program.

This role is offered under a 2-year fixed term, with the possibility of a contract extension.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to running a safe and professional hiring process. The safety of our employees and prospective employees takes priority, which means that our recruitment process will include Zoom video discussions, interviews and remote onboarding.

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and this position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.  The successful applicant will also be required to supply a current National Police Clearance. 

Queries about the role, including requests for a copy of the position description, can be directed to:, in the first instance. 

All applications must include a CV and cover letter addressing the Essential Requirements of the role as described in the Position Description.  To submit an application, please click on the 'Apply for this Job' button.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Closing Date: Monday, 23rd November 2020


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