Project Manager

Job No: GEORGE62
Location: Newtown

  • 3 years Fixed Term, Full time or Part Time opportunity (0.8FTE - 1FTE)
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

Application close date: 25 November 2018

The George’ is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

The Academic Project Operations team is a critical part of the organisation, who works closely with our research teams to ensure study aims are achieved. The team is responsible for the set-up, conduct and overall delivery of a study/project, according to best practice guidelines and research budgets. We are seeking a proactive, self-motivated Project Manager to lead a small team and oversee all aspects of a project or trial; including but not limited to the preparation of ethics submissions, preparation of study materials, data collection, drafting of publications and coordination of project deliverables against timelines and milestones.

This position will is fixed term for 3 years, and can either be full-time or part-time (0.8FTE - 1.0FTE)


To achieve this you will:

  • Provide a high level of contribution and oversight to the research activities
  • Lead activities relating to project kick-off, implementation and close out
  • Develop project plan and other internal project management documents.
  • Manage the implementation, ongoing evaluation, prioritisation, reporting and timely delivery of all operational aspects of allocated project/s 
  • Develop and lead management of project budget and performance measures against project objectives and timelines
  • Drive project team to deliver clean, accurate and verifiable data for interim and final analyses
  • Develop project documentation e.g. site manuals, operating procedures, protocols etc.
  • Oversee the set-up of sites in accordance with SOPs, protocol and all applicable regulatory guidelines.
  • Coordinate and complete ethics applications/submissions and regulatory applications for individual recruiting sites
  • Ensure patient safety and adverse/serious adverse events are reported according to ethics committee and regulatory requirements
  • Initiate filing conventions for the project and ensure the team is trained on requirements
  • File and archive clinical project data at end of project
  • Provide or contribute to progress reports for project originator and other stakeholders
  • Manage project staff and resourcing needs
  • Review and negotiate site contracts where applicable

Your success will be based on a range of your key skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related science or health care discipline
  • Relevant experience in project management
  • Previous experience working on global interventional clinical projects within an academic, CRO or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Experience in managing NHMRC budgets and reporting requirements
  • Experience and/ or interest in e-health
  • Proficient in use of the Microsoft office suite of products including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and flexibly ie autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
  • Ability to see the big picture, yet still focus on detail
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments.
  • Strong focus on quality of work
  • Ability to travel

Please click HERE to review the full position description.

This is a great opportunity for you to work on exciting projects and make an impact on global health outcomes.

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

We are reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so apply now!

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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