Location NSW
Suburb Sydney
Longterm or Locum Longterm
Job Type Full Time
Job Title Clinical Research Orthoptists - Team Leader
Job Description • An exciting opportunity to lead a team of Clinical Research Orthoptists
• Located in the City at the Sydney Eye Hospital, part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health
• Full-time, 12 months fixed term with a base salary of $86K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The Clinical Research Orthoptist – Team Leader reports to the Clinical Research Manager to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of clinical research group activities. The position is responsible for implementation of pharmaceutical company sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials, overseeing daily clinical research activities and day to day oversight and mentoring of the Clinical Research Officers.

The Clinical Research Orthoptist – Team Leader supports the Clinical Research Manager for clinical visits and ensures that research outcomes are met and set protocols and checklists are followed for research patient visits.

Clinical research visits are conducted across the Sydney Eye Hospital, Save Sight Institute and at other facilities such as the Sight Foundation Theatre. A significant portion of the remaining workload is spent in the administration requirements of the research group and associated clinical trials.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Clinical Research Orthoptist – Team Leader who has:

• a current membership with the Australian Orthoptic Board
• research experience implementing pharmaceutical company sponsored clinical trials and/or randomised clinical trials in a large research group
• experience in a clinical trials setting including implementation of ICH-GCP in clinical trials and experience in ethical requirements of clinical trials and study coordination
• clinical experience in a hospital or medical facility and a thorough understanding of correct checking procedures of patients undergoing procedures and the administration of medications
• the ability to follow and communicate set protocols, checklists and procedures to colleagues and staff
• experience in applanation tonometry, retinal OCT imaging & (stereo) retinal photography
• sound organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities, multi task and to meet deadlines.

The role requires the staff member be appointed as a Contingent Worker with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) in order to be able to undertake research work at Sydney Eye Hospital. The contingent appointment is subject to the timely completion and meeting of NSW Health vaccination requirements and SESLHD documentation requirements. This is essential for the role.

About us

The Save Sight Institute (SSI) is a Centre of The University of Sydney, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, located on the campus of Sydney Eye Hospital in Macquarie Street, Sydney. It was established in 1985 and has grown to be one of the top three ophthalmic research institutes in Australia, is internationally recognised as a centre of innovative research into ophthalmology and as a centre of excellence for clinical research, learning and teaching. Ophthalmology is a highly specialised area of clinical medicine and science and the Save Sight Institute has gathered together a critical mass of clinicians, researchers, equipment and technology which is unique within the University of Sydney.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 621/0420F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday, 11 May 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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Published On 29/04/2020