Senior Project Officer

Job No: GEORGE506
Location: Newtown, Sydney

 Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

  • Full Time
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Hybrid working arrangements available, with a combination of office and virtual work

 This is an opportunity for your career to make a difference. Engage in interesting projects and make an impact on global health outcomes. We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Officer to join our organisation.

The Opportunity

The Senior Project Officer (SPO) will support the Project Manager (PM) in the development and execution of the Medically Tailored Meals project in participants with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

Our Successful Candidate will be responsible for:

  • Provide research management guidance to the development and implementation of new clinical projects and evaluation of ongoing projects, as required
  • Lead the preparation and coordination of ethics submissions for project approval
  • Develop work plans, study documents (manuals, data collection tools and protocols), study materials and project systems
  • Manage the coordination, collection, handling and storage of study data and large datasets, ensuring quality and integrity in accordance with privacy laws and ICH-GCP
  • Recruit study participants and take informed consent
  • Manage the planning and distribution of the study intervention
  • Setup relevant Site Investigator files and documents on Sharepoint and assist with the maintenance of other project documents and manuals to ensure they remain up to date
  • Liaise with various internal and external stakeholders to promote collaboration and ensure study progress
  • Work with legal to manage study contracts with study sites, collaborators, vendors, etc.
  • Process site payments
  • Lead development of administrative processes and study tools for the study including tracking tools, study drug management processes, study documentation management
  • Manage and supervise junior staff members
  • Preparation and coordination of trial communications including study updates, newsletters and website content
  • Coordinate, prepare and write minutes for key study meetings e.g. operations, writing committee, investigator meetings

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in a health, science or research discipline or a combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • At least 5 years’ experience in similar role in a clinical research environment.
  • Good working knowledge of ICH GCP
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to easily build rapport with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and focus on quality of work
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and large databases
  • Comfortable using technologies


For a more details, please see the Position Description for this role. 

The closing date for applications is midnight, Friday 28th February, 2023

We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.


About the George

The George Institute  (TGI) is 700+ employees around the world and projects in over 40 countries all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide.

As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

  • Lead world-class, large-scale clinical trials, epidemiological studies and health systems research to transform treatments and healthcare delivery
  • Look beyond single diseases, across the life course, to identify patient-centred approaches to care that can be implemented at scale
  • Develop low-cost, innovative solutions to global unmet needs
  • Drive our global impact through a program of research, advocacy, thought leadership and disruptive social entrepreneurship

We pride ourselves with our 6 core values: excellence, integrity, can-do approach, creativity, impact, and humanitarian commitment.

Please visit our website for more on The George: Home | The George Institute for Global Health


Why the George?

We are committed to attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining the best people in their fields to conduct and support our innovative and highest quality research programs.

Take advantage of our rewards you may enjoy as part of The George team.

  • Generous salary packaging benefits increasing your take home pay
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Extra leave days including extended Christmas break and study leave
  • YourFlex arrangements e.g. start/finish times, purchase leave, location
  • A global, diverse, inclusive team committed to making impact


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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Why work at the George?

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