Employment at CTA

Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is to be an international leader in clinical trials, playing a pivotal role in developing new therapies and the advancement of patient care.

Our mission is to be the clinical partner of choice, for members, industry, research organisations and patients, to provide excellence in clinical trials thereby contributing to Australia’s developing knowledge and innovation economy.

This will be achieved by:

  1. Creating a quality clinical trial framework that delivers competitive advantage to members and sponsors;
  2. Attracting and advocating for clinical trials to be hosted in Australia, specifically within member organisations;
  3. Ensuring that every trial has the potential to improve patient care and to build clinical knowledge;
  4. Striving to ensure every clinical trial is conducted to the highest ethical and clinical standard; and
  5. Advancing the acquisition and sharing of knowledge in clinical trial management, design and implementation across the member network.

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and provides the additional benefits of 5 weeks annual leave per annum, access to attractive salary packaging arrangements and a friendly and supportive work environment. Several of our staff are located at member sites.

Our job vacancies are advertised on Seek, as required, from time to time. To search for an existing vacancy, please click on the following link http://www.seek.com.au or refer below for current vacancies.

For additional information about working at CTA, please contact us at [email protected]

Clinical Trials Ethics Submission Specialist (Part-time, 0.8FTE)

  • Ready for your next step in a clinical trials administration role?
  • Want to gain in-depth experience in the expanding clinical trial sector?
  • This part-time (0.8FTE), fixed-term, 2-year contract could be what you’re after

Located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building in Parkville, Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation which provides a comprehensive clinical trial administrative service for single and multi-site trials for its clinical members located in several states.

Continued growth in clinical trials activity at our member sites has resulted in the need for a part-time Ethics Submission Specialist, working at CTA’s offices in Parkville, and at member site(s) in Melbourne. This role will be responsible for preparing and coordinating clinical trial ethics & governance submissions and liaising with stakeholders to gain Human Research Ethics Committee and Research Governance approval for oncology clinical trials.

Working in a friendly and supportive environment, this role provides an excellent opportunity to gain highly sought-after and in-depth experience in the administration and operations of clinical trials.

Essential Requirements:

  • A tertiary qualification in science, pharmacology or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in IT skills, particularly in the use of MS packages such as Word and Excel
  • An ability to quickly develop & maintain a high standard of professional relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational and time-management skills
  • An ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines
  • An ability to actively participate and contribute to both internal and client-based teams
  • Experience in a customer service-type and/or office/clinical trial administration-type role(s), would be highly regarded

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, generous salary packaging provisions, and 5 weeks annual leave.

For more information about this role please email [email protected], or to obtain a copy of the position description, please email: [email protected].

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.  The successful applicant will also be required to supply a current National Police Clearance.

Previous unsuccessful applicants and applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

To apply for this position, please go to the Seek advertisement here, click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button and include a cover letter that addresses all of the essential requirements listed above, along with your curriculum vitae.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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Clinical Trials Support Officer (Part-time, 0.6FTE)

    • Passionate about clinical research?
    • Looking for entry-level experience in clinical trials administration?
    • Want to work part-time (0.6FTE)?

    Located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building in Parkville, Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation which provides a comprehensive clinical trial administrative service for its clinical members located in several states.

    The role of Clinical Trials Support Officer at CTA provides an excellent opportunity, under a fixed term employment contract, to gain highly sought-after experience in the administration of clinical trials, across a wide range of oncology studies.

    Working in a friendly and supportive team environment, and under the direction of the Clinical Trials Contracts Manager, you will:

    • Coordinate budget and contract documentation;
    • Create patient treatment schedules as per clinical trial protocols, using our Clinical Trial Management System; and
    • Provide other administrative support, as required.

    The essential criteria for the role are:

    • A tertiary qualification in science or related field
    • At least one (1) year’s work experience in an administrative role (preferably in a health-care setting)
    • A can-do attitude as evidenced by a strong work-ethic
    • A proactive and flexible approach to problem-solving
    • Highly developed organisational and time-management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficient IT skills, particularly in the use of MS packages such as Word and Excel

    CTA is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, generous salary packaging provisions, and 5 weeks’ annual leave.

    For more information about this role please email or to obtain a copy of the position description, please email: [email protected].

    This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.  The successful applicant will also be required to supply a current National Police Clearance.

    To submit an application for this role, please go to the Seek advertisement here, click on the ‘Apply for this Job’ button and include both a cover letter that addresses all Essential Criteria listed above, and your curriculum vitae.  Note: applications that do not include a cover letter may not be considered. 

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Clinical Trials Ethics Submission Specialist

  • Ready for your next step in a clinical trials administration role?
  • Want to gain in-depth experience in the expanding clinical trial sector?
  • This full-time, fixed-term, 2-year contract could be what you’re after

Located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building in Parkville, Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation which provides a comprehensive clinical trial administrative service for single and multi-site trials for its clinical members located in several states.

Continued growth in clinical trials activity at our member sites has resulted in the need for a new full-time Ethics Submission Specialist, working at CTA’s offices in Parkville, and at member site(s) in inner-city Melbourne. This role will be responsible for preparing and coordinating clinical trial ethics & governance submissions and liaising with stakeholders to gain Human Research Ethics Committee and Research Governance approval for oncology and non-oncology clinical trials.

Working in a friendly and supportive environment, this role provides an excellent opportunity to gain highly sought-after and in-depth experience in the administration and operations of clinical trials.

Essential Requirements:

  • A tertiary qualification in science, pharmacology or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in IT skills, particularly in the use of MS packages such as Word and Excel
  • An ability to quickly develop & maintain a high standard of professional relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational and time-management skills
  • An ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines
  • An ability to actively participate and contribute to both internal and client-based teams
  • Experience in a customer service-type and/or office/clinical trial administration-type role(s), would be highly regarded

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, generous salary packaging provisions, and 5 weeks annual leave.

For more information about this role please email [email protected], or to obtain a copy of the position description, please email: [email protected].

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.  The successful applicant will also be required to supply a current National Police Clearance.

To apply for this position, please go to the Seek advertisement here, click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button and include a cover letter that addresses all of the essential requirements listed above, along with your curriculum vitae.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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Finance Assistant

  • Opportunity to work in the expanding clinical trial sector
  • Suits experienced book-keeper or an accounting student or graduate
  • Full-time, fixed-term, 1-year contract

CTA has experienced solid growth during 2018, and a new position has been created in the Finance team for a Finance Assistant with proven book-keeping skills, or for someone who is working towards a tertiary qualification in accounting, with related prior work experience.

Starting in the new year, and reporting to a Management Accountant, this role is responsible for managing the billing process in accordance with clinical trial contract schedules. This includes activities such as: accounts payable/receivable, sales invoicing, reconciliations, data entry, and general journal entries. The successful candidate will work closely with external stakeholders, their Finance team members and other CTA staff, in a friendly and supportive environment.

Located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Building in Parkville, Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation which provides a comprehensive oncology clinical trial administrative service for single and multi-site trials for its clinical members located in several states.

Essential Requirements:

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience within an accounts environment, including processing accounts and general ledger journal entries, preferably gained in a medical or clinical organisation;
  • Proven ability to balance the need for efficiency with the drive for accuracy and an eye for detail;
  • Excellent communication, customer relations and time-management skills; and
  • The ability to participate and contribute in a team environment.

Highly Desirable Requirements:

Previous experience using QuickBooks and / or MYOB will be highly regarded.

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous salary packaging provisions
  • 5 weeks annual leave

For more information about this role or to obtain a copy of the position description, please email [email protected]

To apply for this position, please go to the Seek advertisement here, click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button and include a cover letter that addresses the skills and knowledge required for the role, along with your curriculum vitae.

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and this position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.  The successful applicant will also be required to supply a current National Police Clearance.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Applications Close: 5pm, Friday 7th December 2018

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Two x Project Officers – Electronic Document Management

  • Two exciting new roles have been created to work across Victorian hospitals/institutes for Cancer Trials Australia (CTA)
  • Full-time, 12-month contract, with the possibility of extension
  • Attractive remuneration package

Funded by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Efficiency Program, these new roles offer an exciting opportunity to work within a multi-site, multi-disciplinary team responsible for the implementation of an electronic document management portal, at a number of regional and metropolitan hospitals’ and institutes’ clinical trials units, including:

  • Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit (which comprises the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Women’s Hospital)
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital;
  • Western Health;
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne;
  • Austin Health;
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute;
  • Ballarat Health;
  • Bendigo Health;
  • Border Medical Oncology;
  • Barwon Health;
  • Goulburn Valley Hospital; and
  • South West Healthcare in Warrnambool.

The success of these roles will depend on the incumbents’ ability to quickly engage with, motivate and influence stakeholders to achieve project goals and timelines.  Other key responsibilities of these roles include:

  • planning and implementing the steps required for the delivery of the SiteDocs electronic document management portal to selected hospitals;
  • assessing site readiness for implementation; regularly reviewing progress against objectives on a site by site basis; and determining need for escalation of issues and/or adaptation of project steps;
  • writing and circulating guidelines and / or Standard Operating Procedures for the use of the electronic document portal; and,
  • training of all key personnel, e.g., trial coordinators and investigators at each site in the use of the electronic document management portal.

These positions will be based across nominated hospitals / institutes within Victoria, and embedded at these locations during roll-out at each site.  As such, the incumbents will be required to travel between sites as well as to and from CTA’s offices in Parkville, for which an appropriate travel budget has been allocated.

Essential Requirements

The successful candidates will have tertiary qualifications in Health Sciences, in addition to the following:

  • experience in proactively building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the delivery of shared objectives;
  • experience with implementation of electronic document management software, including proficiency at instructing others in the use of such software;
  • an understanding of, and demonstrated ability to, proactively address change management issues associated with the implementation of new systems and processes; and,
  • working as part of team delivering project outcomes to agreed timelines.

Desirable Experience/Skills

The following additional experience will be highly regarded:

  • working within the clinical trials space, ideally within oncology/haematology; in particular, the incumbent will have a sound understanding of both the operating environment of clinical trials as well as associated regulatory/ethics/governance processes; and
  • conducting training sessions for a variety of audiences.

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous salary packaging provisions
  • 5 weeks annual leave

For more information about this role or to obtain a copy of the position description, please email [email protected]

To apply for this position, please go to the Seek advertisement HERE, click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button and include a cover letter that addresses the skills and knowledge required for the role, along with your curriculum vitae.

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and this position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.  The successful applicant will also be required to supply a current National Police Clearance.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Applications Close: 5pm, Friday 30th November 2018

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