13 Mar 2019

Fixed-term Senior Clinical Research Coordinator – Liggins Institute

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator – Liggins Institute

About us

The Liggins Institute was the University’s first Large Scale Research Institute. It is a world leading centre for translational research on maternal, fetal and child health; the impact of nutrition on health throughout life; the determinants of a healthy life, and knowledge translation.

Our research programme focuses on how maternal, fetal and neonatal nutrition and the intrauterine environment affect fetal and postnatal growth, development and long term health. We are also working to understand the causes and consequences of preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), which together affect more than 8,000 babies born in New Zealand each year. These conditions have long term implications including neonatal and on-going illness, compromised growth and cognitive development, and increased risk of chronic adult conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

The opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Clinical Research Coordinator to join the dynamic research team at the Liggins Institute on a fixed term basis to coordinate a range of clinical studies involving mothers, babies and young children. The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective coordination of all aspects of multicenter trials and cohort studies, including study set up, recruitment, data collection, monitoring, funding, approvals and reporting.

Our ideal candidate

  • You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in trial coordination, working with families and membership of multidisciplinary teams
  • Have the ability to manage multiple priorities in a busy environment
  • Will have excellent organisational and planning skills as well as good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have a strong passion for research, be self-motivated, enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a team.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification e.g. nursing, public health, social work or education.
  • Certification/qualification in good clinical practice and human research subject protection.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical research in maternal and perinatal health, including site setup and experimental drug management and distribution

Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 31 March 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 20577. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday 31st March 2019.

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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