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  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • Cancer Council Victoria
07 Mar 2019

Liaison Officer, Clinical Trial Awareness

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop initiatives focussed on improving the awareness of clinical trial activity across the VCCC through the timely availability and communication of accurate trial data. This role will be responsible for mapping existing clinical trial data sources and, where appropriate, develop processes to inform improvements in clinical trial data, accuracy and validity across the VCCC Alliance.

Full-time, Fixed Term Contract to 30 June 2020

  • Opportunity to make a difference in this new position
  • Become involved in leading-edge clinical trial programs
  • Work in the state-of-the-art Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building

About the position

The Clinical Trial Awareness Liaison Officer will apply their strong understanding of clinical trial operations and excellent communication skills to establish and maintain an insightful and collaborative presence across all Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) partner sites.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop initiatives focussed on improving the awareness of clinical trial activity across the VCCC through the timely availability and communication of accurate trial data. This role will be responsible for mapping existing clinical trial data sources and, where appropriate, develop processes to inform improvements in clinical trial data, accuracy and validity across the VCCC Alliance.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Clinical Trial Programs and working closely with the Increasing Clinical Trial Awareness Program Manager, the VCCC Clinical Trials Lead and the program’s steering committee, you will work to:

  • Map current sources of clinical trial activity across the VCCC network as a first step to inform sector improvements to the accuracy and validity of clinical trial data collection
  • Develop an understanding of site-specific systems and barriers that may be impeding data contribution; using this information to inform real time updates of actively recruiting clinical trials to relevant stakeholders (Cancer Council Victoria, etc)
  • Work collaboratively with VCCC members and consult key sector partners, including clinical trial unit managers, to gain feedback and develop processes to enable timely and accurate reporting on clinical trial recruitment activities
  • Seek patient and health care professional input into a universal data dictionary and identify data points that are most relevant for reporting clinical trial activity
  • Arrange and lead both internal meetings and meetings with external stakeholders and the program’s steering committee to ensure that progress of the project is adequately communicated
  • Seek Pharmaceutical company/CRO engagement and support to inform relevant processes

What you will bring to the position

You will be a proactive and highly motivated individual with strong track record of excellent relationship-building with a background in the health and medical research and/or healthcare sectors.

You will pride yourself on your strong track record of excellence in stakeholder and clinical trial operations with the proven ability to positively influence others and build consensus. You will have experience in the clinical trials sector and be passionate about the opportunity to make a tangible difference in this area. You will:

  • have a background working in cancer care and an understanding of clinical trials and hospital systems  
  • have good data management skills, to the standard required for clinical trials
  • be self-driven with high level organisational skills, ability to prioritise and efficiently manage time and deliver on multiple projects with conflicting timeframes
  • have strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • be comfortable working in a collaborative and consultative team environment
  • hold a tertiary or postgraduate qualification in a relevant clinical, scientific or public health discipline and/or extensive relevant work experience in these areas.

Other requirements

  • Non-smoker
  • Right to work in Australia
  • Satisfactory completion of National Policy Check and Qualifications Check

Team purpose

Be known for enabling the best research-led cancer care for all

Values

Collaboration - we connect and support to empower sustainable change

Integrity - we are respectful of the cancer community and accountable for our contribution

Creativity - we cultivate ideas and dare to innovate

Achievement - we strive to make an impactful difference and produce results

The tenure of this role is linked to VCCC funding of a four-year agreement to mid-2020 with the Department of Health and Human Services. Possibility of extension may be available in the future. 

Equity and inclusion

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment, free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation.

Secondment

With the ongoing objective of enhancing relationships with our alliance partners, this position can be arranged as a secondment within a VCCC partner organisation. Employees within the VCCC alliance are encouraged to contact Christine Morton, Head of People and Culture, on 03 8559 6135 to discuss the possibility of a suitable arrangement.

Further information

Download a copy of the position description.

Applications should consist of a resume and a covering letter outlining the key reasons for your interest in the role and specifically addressing the key selection criteria in the position description.

To apply

Please apply through our advertisement on Seek no later than COB Monday 18 March 2019.