• Opportunity to work on international COVID-19 treatment studies locally and internationally (low-and- middle income countries).
  • Full time (35 hours per week) 12-month fixed term contract (January 2022 start)
  • $ 98k -$106k + 17% Superannuation
  • May involve some travel locally or overseas


The Organization

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

About the opportunity


Reporting to Professor Gail Matthews, The Head of Therapeutic and Vaccine Research Program (TVRP), the Clinical Project Coordinator will be responsible for set up, coordination and monitoring of clinical research projects, including The Therapeutic and Vaccine Research program.. This may include both international and domestic studies (including those in low and middle-income countries).

The Therapeutic and Vaccine Research program conducts clinical studies across a range of infectious and immunologic diseases, including HIV, infection-related cancers, influenza and COVID-19. Our team provides global leadership through our role as an International Coordinating Centre for the INSIGHT network and collaborations with UNITAID at the World Health Organization, the U.K. Medical Research Council, and the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Who you are

  • Graduate biomedical science qualifications or other medical qualifications including Nursing, or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • A strong knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines with substantial relevant experience in the conduct of clinical research.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and monitoring multicentre clinical trials.
  • Demonstrated management of clinical trial data and clinical trial databases, and research specimen collection.
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking ethical and regulatory submissions, coordinating and monitoring clinical trials in Australia. International experience, particularly in low-middle income countries would be well regarded. 
  • Demonstrated experience in contract development and management.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the preparation of conference presentations and manuscripts.
  • Experience with interim and final study reports including analysis plans.
  • Excellent organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills, with the proven capacity to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel locally, interstate or overseas when required.
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office with a proven aptitude for learning new software packages, accessing research publications and searching relevant databases.


How to apply

Please go here and click Apply now to submit your application online. Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Please provide a cover letter addressing your interest in the role and a separate document addressing the key requirements of the role listed in the position description.

Applications will close on Thursday, 9 December at 11.55 pm  


Contact - Applications sent to the contact listed below will not be accepted

Cate Carey

E: ccarey@unsw.edu.au

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.