Project Manager

Job No: GEORGE197
Location: Newtown, Sydney

  • Full time (1 FTE)
  • Fixed term contract (1 year)
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

The George Institute is 700 people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As 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 better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
  • Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
  • Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health

Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our growing organisation. The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the development, conduct and completion of clinical trial research projects. The PM will provide clear guidance on project specific deliverables and maintain effective professional relationships with the internal project team, external customers, investigators and vendors. 

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • 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

Success will be based on a range of key skills and experience, including but not limited to:

  • Tertiary qualification in a related science or health care discipline
  • Relevant experience in project management
  • Previous experience working on clinical projects with an academic, CRO or pharmaceutical environment
  • Experience in managing NHMRC budgets and reporting requirements 
  • Experience and/or interest in e-health
  • High proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher 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 i.e. 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

This is a great opportunity for you to work on exciting projects and make an impact on global health outcomes. To learn more about the role, please view the Position Description here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11th September 2020. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply now!


Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.

Everyone is encouraged to apply, including 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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