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Clinical Trial Research Assistant

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Work type: Part time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Administration

Clinical Trial Research Assistant

  • Support the principal investigators and project team in the PIA Alzheimer’s study
  • Based at the Medical Sciences Precinct, Hobart
  • Part time 0.4 FTE Fixed term position for 3 years

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Trial Research Assistant at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, part of the College of Health and Medicine.

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is at the forefront of translational research and support for issues confronting people with dementia and their carers. Projects are being carried out in Tasmania and nationally, across research fields such as neuroscience, medicine, nursing, psychology and sociology, health, economics, and policy.

The Clinical Trial Research Assistant will be responsible for the coordination of the PIA Alzheimer’s study. The role will be directly supporting the principal investigators and project team in all aspects of the conduct and implementation of the clinical trial.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist with the participant recruitment, data collection and clinical trial related activities according to the study protocol and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Support with the coordination, monitoring and completion administrative aspects of the project, including booking participant and doctor visits/appointments.
  • Communicate and liaise in a collegial manner with research personnel, including study investigators, medical professionals, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist project team with cognitive and neuropsychological testing of participants using standardised tests.
  • Identify and document any risks and issues associated with the conduct of the study and bring these to the attention of the Primary Investigator and/or project team in a timely manner. ­

What we’re looking for:

  • A degree or diploma level qualification in a related area or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education training.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to be self-directed, manage competing priorities and to use initiative, innovation, and problem-solving skills to meet milestones and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with a range of people, including the elderly, and organisations.
  • Excellent attention to detail, yet capacity to see the bigger picture.
  • High degree of adaptability and flexibility with a cheerful and willing approach to the completion of tasks.

Salary details

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 4 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $86,321 comprising base salary within the range of $69,646 to $73,779 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Jane Alty, Associate Professor in Neurology, or 03 6226 4273.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.
  • Please refer to the attached Position Description Below for full details.

Download File Position Description - 499646 - Clinical Trial Research Assistant.pdf

Applications close Sunday, 25 February 2024, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role. 

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