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 Specialist (Budgets & Contracts)

Located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building in Parkville, Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation that has provided a comprehensive clinical trials administrative service for its clinical members for over 15 years.

Due to continued growth within our organisation, we are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our Clinical Trials Budget and Contracts team, in a full-time role that is responsible for:

  • Preparing and negotiating budgets, contracts, and related documents on behalf of nominated member sites;
  • Reviewing contracts for completeness and accuracy, and ensuring that corrections are appropriately made and documented;
  • Creating and maintaining document status reports and updating key stakeholders on a regular basis;
  • Supporting the maintenance of contract templates and site-specific files and databases; and
  • Keeping internal and external stakeholders aware of all contract statuses or pending issues.

An attractive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate, initially under a 1 year, fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 12 months’ clinical research experience gained in a clinical trials administrative role;
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up budgets in a professional setting;
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills;
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook); and
  • An aptitude for learning new IT software, especially databases.

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary including provision for appropriate professional development
  • 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]

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.

To submit an application, 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.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Information Systems Project Officer

  • Opportunity to work on the full development lifecycle from user requirement gathering, feature development, deployment, documentation and training, using Atlassian Jira and Confluence
  • Full-time, fixed-term, 12-month contract

Located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building in Parkville, Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation that has provided a comprehensive clinical trials administrative service for its clinical members for over 15 years.

We are seeking a dynamic and driven individual who is excellent at communication and eliciting user needs, is enthusiastic and solution-oriented, and open to meeting new challenges as they arise.

This newly created role will:

  • Progress deployment and rollout of Jira Core and Confluence, by working with cross-functional teams to assess user requirements and subsequently design, develop and deploy discrete modules/features;
  • Provide associated training and documentation, implement reports and dashboards; and
  • Analyse and utilise collected data via a range of extended data linkages to other applications, both within and external to CTA.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Assessment and diagnostic skills to engage, elicit, diagnose, and deliver solutions that address user needs, in order to achieve CTA’s wider data management objectives.
  • Information technology skills that enable development of a deep understanding of Jira and Confluence in order to harness available opportunities to improve data collection, visualisation, linkage and analysis.
  • Relationship building and influencing skills to act as an agent of change within the organisation and champion improvement in CTA’s information management capabilities across the range of products utilised.
  • Experience with implementation of software solutions, including proficiency at instructing others in use of software features.
  • Experience in facilitating data set linkage across multiple applications.

Experience working within the clinical trials space, and previous experience in configuring and deploying business intelligence tools for data analysis/visualization will be highly regarded.

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary including provision for appropriate professional development
  • 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]

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.

To submit an application, 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.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Clinical Trial Start-up Manager

  • Newly created, management level role in a growing company
  • Contribute to CTA strategy, as a member of the CTA management team
  • Opportunity to manage and develop your own team
  • Starting with a 2 year fixed term contract

Located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building in Parkville, Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation that has provided a comprehensive clinical trials administrative service for its clinical members for over 15 years.

We are seeking a dynamic and driven individual who thrives on the challenge of cultivating positive working relationships, and values developing and coaching staff.

This newly created, management level role will:

  • Be responsible for nurturing key relationships with clinical trial units (predominantly oncology) at nominated CTA Member hospitals to achieve initiation and ongoing management of sponsored and collaborative group clinical trials
  • Establish appropriate clinical trial start-up processes tailored to nominated sites within the services provided by CTA
  • Manage/develop direct reports based at those sites and/or working remotely.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely preparation of ethics and governance documentation at nominated CTA Member hospitals. The role will also be responsible for direct management of some submissions, and backfill of staff where necessary.
  • Contribute to CTA strategy, as a member of the CTA management team

An attractive remuneration package is offered with an initial 2 year fixed term contract. This position will require some travel, largely within Victoria.     

The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Life Sciences;
  • Well-rounded and in-depth experience in clinical trials administration including ethics, governance and regulatory activities, preferably gained in a hospital setting;
  • Recent experience in submitting ethics/governance submissions
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in managing staff, including providing mentoring, career development, setting individual and team goals, and conducting performance reviews;
  • Proven experience in stakeholder management, as demonstrated by an ability to adapt to different stakeholder needs and associated processes;
  • Previous exposure to clinical trial management databases, including analysis and preparation of reports;
  • Proven ability to work at a strategic level; and
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary including provision for appropriate professional development
  • 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]

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.

To submit an application, 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.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Clinical Trials Information Services Coordinator

  • Opportunity to gain entry into the expanding clinical trial sector
  • Suits recent Life Sciences graduate with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Full-time, fixed-term, 12-month contract

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.

Due to an internal promotion, we are seeking an Information Services Coordinator to take responsibility for collating, analysing, and reporting clinical trial data.  This role also coordinates CTA’s clinical trial feasibility process for our Members, in close collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and Contract Research Organisations.  Additional responsibilities include organising and minuting several Oncology/Haematology tumour stream teleconferences per month, leading to improved accrual rates to active trials.

This role provides an excellent opportunity for graduates in Life Sciences, with some prior work experience, looking for an entry level role from which to begin a career in clinical trials-related research.

Essential Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Life Sciences or related field
  • An ability to collate, manipulate and analyse data, with an unerring eye for detail and accuracy
  • An ability to multitask while meeting competing deadlines is essential
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others
  • Demonstrable initiative and ability to adapt to challenges in work-related activities
  • Able to work effectively both as part of a team and independently

Highly Desirable Requirements:

  • Exposure to, and good understanding of, the clinical trials process
  • At least 1 year’s work experience in a customer service or administrative role
  • Experience in database and/or software development

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will receive a competitive remuneration package, in line with their skills and experience, including:

  • Base salary plus superannuation;
  • Generous salary packaging provisions;
  • Opportunities for professional development; and
  • 5 weeks annual leave.

For a copy of the position description please email [email protected] or for more information about this role please email the HR Manager at [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, 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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Junior Finance Officer

  • Want an opportunity to work in the expanding clinical trial sector?
  • Are you an experienced book-keeper or accounting student?
  • 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 oncology clinical trial administrative service for single and multi-site trials for its clinical members located in several states.

Due to continued growth, a new position has been created in CTA’s Finance team for a junior Finance Officer with vocational qualifications in book-keeping or demonstrated equivalent experience.  Applicants in the process of gaining formal accounting qualifications, while working in a similar role, will also be considered.

Reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, this role will undertake activities such as: accounts payable/receivable, sales invoicing, preparation of BAS’ including processing GST claims, and reconciling related transactions with those reported by our Clinical Trial Management System.  The successful candidate will work closely with their Finance team colleagues and customers in a friendly and supportive environment.

Essential Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3-4 years’ book-keeping experience within a high volume accounts environment, including processing accounts and general ledger journal entries, preferably gained in a medical or clinical organisation;
  • Advanced Excel skills including the ability to filter and manipulate large volumes of data in a spreadsheet whilst maintaining quality control;
  • An ability to balance the need for efficiency with excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy;
  • Excellent communication, customer relations and time-management skills; and
  • The ability to participate and contribute in a team environment.

Highly Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience MYOB will be highly regarded.

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will receive a competitive remuneration package, in line with their skills and experience, including:

  • Base salary plus superannuation;
  • Generous salary packaging provisions;
  • Opportunities for professional development; 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 submit an application, 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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