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Clinical Research Coordinator

Posted date: 26 / 05 / 2023

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI589
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Sunday, 11 Jun 2023
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Full-Time, 12 Month Contract

About the role


At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

Situated within the Adelaide Biomedical Precinct, the SAHMRI Clinical Trials Platform (CTP) was established to effectively support the conduct of internationally recognised, impactful clinical research across diverse disciplines. The CTP provides support and Academic Research Organisation services for local, national, and international industry funded and investigator led clinical research. Our vision is to be a world-leading Clinical Trials Platform that accelerates the development of safe and effective interventions resulting in real-world impact to the community. Our mission is to provide exceptional professional clinical trials services and support to accelerate the completion of quality research and improve health outcomes.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is responsible for the high-quality coordination of clinical trials in diverse disciplines in accordance with the study protocol and according to the International Conference for Harmonisation (ICH) Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP), thus ensuring the safety and protection of participants and the integrity of the trial data. As a member of the CTP team, the successful candidate will have responsibility for the delivery of direct and indirect clinical trial related care of participants and associated data collection for clinical trials managed by the CTP.

About the Role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting clinical research in accordance with ICH GCP, the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, relevant state/federal privacy laws and other relevant guidance, policy, and legislation.
  • Making professional decisions related to clinical trial management daily, including meeting project milestones, the resolution of issues in a timely and effective manner and escalating appropriately as required.
  • Human Research Ethics Committee and/or Research Governance Office submissions and management of essential documents in Investigator Site Files and Trial Master Files (as required).
  • Design of Case Report Forms (CRFs), eCRFs (REDCap) study manuals, and other related study materials according to the study specific Protocol.
  • Tracking of study progress and providing status update reports to relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintaining effective communication with participants, investigators, and other members of the study team to ensure information is appropriately shared and correct.
  • Implementation of the trial protocol (including study procedures, i.e., venepuncture, anthropometrics) in accordance with local, and national regulatory requirements.

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Health, Science or other relevant discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the principles of ICH GCP.
  • Proven experience in the coordination of clinical trials, including screening, enrolment, randomisation, study visits and data management.
  • Demonstrated skills in project management including project planning, executing plans, monitoring and reporting, achieving milestones and managing relationships.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to establish priorities and allocate resources to meet tight deadlines.


  • Experience with electronic data capture platforms i.e., REDCap.
  • Competent in phlebotomy.

Special Requirements

  • Some out of business hours work and intra/interstate travel may be required.
  • DCSI Employment Screening and Police Checks may be required.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

As a not-for-profit organisation, SAHMRI employees can access salary packaging options up to $15,900. Salary packaging lets you pay for things like the everyday costs of living with money from your salary before tax. This reduces your taxable income, meaning you could pay less tax and take home more of what you earn. For more information on salary packaging please see the Maxxia website.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Lisa Carne at

Applications close: 11:29pm ACST Sunday 11 June 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

Applications close Sunday, 11 Jun 2023


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Equity & Diversity at SAHMRI

At SAHMRI, we live our commitment to equity and diversity every day: respecting people as individuals and valuing differences to create a working environment that is fair and flexible, promotes personal and professional growth and benefits from the capabilities of a diverse workforce.

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