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Program Manager - Preterm Infant Research

Employer: Telethon Kids Institute
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Administration, Management, Medical Research, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 13 September, 2019.
Applications close: 30 September, 2019.

The Opportunity

An opportunity is available for a highly motivated individual to join an outstanding group of clinicians, scientists and allied health staff who are passionate about improving the immediate and long-term outcomes for premature infants. The Neonatal Health and Development Program at the Telethon Kids Institute unites three Neonatal research teams including Neonatal Cardiorespiratory Health; Neonatal Gut Health, Nutrition and Development; and Neonatal Infection and Immunity.

This is a part-time role fixed term for 9-12 months, dependent on the FTE and with the possibility of extension. We offer a flexible and supportive environment, and remuneration includes access to generous Salary packaging.

The Role

The highly motivated and well organised project-manager will work across a number of clinical trials and observational studies within the Neonatal Health and Development Program at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, to manage/assist with research governance, establish and maintain contracts, support research finance and aid communication. Time management will be prioritised according to the needs, resources and requirements of different projects.

The position includes but is not limited to:

  • Liaise between primary investigators and key stakeholders including consumers;
  • Establishment of research contracts for clinical trials;
  • Co-ordination of ethics and governance applications;
  • Management of study databases (e.g., REDCap);
  • Assist with research related activities (e.g., grant submissions);
  • Prepare contributions to the TKI Annual report; and
  • Preparation of budgets, monitoring of expenditure and provision of reports for major projects.

Your Experience:

The successful candidate will have a relevant graduate degree or equivalent knowledge and skills developed through professional experience including:

  • Relevant experience in an administrative, project management, business capacity and/or clinical research role
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide expertise and liaise with large teams and across multiple simultaneous projects and locations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Proven project and time management abilities
  • Proven capacity to budget and manage multiple grant sources
  • Ability to use initiative and take leadership
  • Effective business administration and people management skills

The successful candidate will be asked to provide a Working with Children’s Check and a satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

How to apply for this job

If you think you are the right candidate for this role, please click 'Apply Now' submitting your CV and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria in the job description.

Click here for the Job Description

Contact Name: Prof Jane Pillow
Contact Email:, using the subject line: Program Manager - Preterm Infant Research enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Closing Date: 30 September 2019.