Clinical Research Nurse

Job No: BI74
Location: Melbourne

  • Nurse led clinical research in community/outreach settings
  • Part time available
  • Generous salary packaging



The Clinical Research Nurse will join our team of research fieldworkers and nurses to conduct nurse led clinical research in community and outreach settings involving interviews, liver fibrosis assessment and blood sample collection from participants with histories of injecting drug use and other at-risk populations in studies currently being undertaken at the Burnet Institute.

The main focus for this position will be The Hepatitis C Treatment and Prevention (TAP) Study: Hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs in a community–based setting using a social network approach.

This position is initially funded for a period of 12 month during which time you will conduct interviews with, and collect blood samples from study participants, manage data collection as well as participate in the wider activities of the Burnet Institute.

Training will be provided in all aspects of the position and work will be undertaken under the supervision of the project investigators and clinical trial nurse coordinator.

You will spend most of your time in the field, which includes working from a mobile van conducting clinic research, and may also include working in general practice or community services (that is, outside of traditional hospital hepatitis research clinics). The nature of community work involves travel across greater Metropolitan Melbourne (i.e. Frankston, Geelong) using work provided vehicles and at times some flexibility with working hours is required to match the needs of study participants.

Part time applicants are welcome to apply.



Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing participant suitability for clinical trials including recruiting, interviewing and viral hepatitis treatment initiation and following up of study participants
  • Collecting blood samples from participants
  • Conducting fibroscans of the liver and working closely with specialists to ensure participants receive treatment and follow up care
  • Upload data and manage collected samples
  • Following all required ethics protocols and standard operating procedures



You will have:

  • Registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills
  • Clinical knowledge relating to hepatitis B,C and HIV
  • Competence in phlebotomy/blood collection is essential. Expertise particularly among people who inject drugs or otherwise have challenging venous access is preferable.
  • High level of reliability and professional conduct, problem solving skills and critical thinking ability
  • Clinical research experience (preferable)
  • Experience in undertaking data collection in a community settings and/or with participants with a history of drug use (preferable)
  • Familiarity with pre and post-test counselling for hepatitis B, C and HIV (preferable)
  • Full valid Victorian Driver’s License

Benefit from ongoing support, a monthly accrued day off (for full time staff) and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation.  Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience. 

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.



To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process. This field is not compulsory.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant may be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or criminal record check from the Australian Federal Police.

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