University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Clinical Research Coordinator



  • Child Health Research Centre

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Generous super allowance of up to 17%.

  • Improve outcomes for mothers and infants around Australia and internationally

  • Based at the Queensland Children's Hospital

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a highly motivated and organised Clinical Research Coordinator to provide clinical research coordination and implementation of a newly funded clinical trial led by the Childhood Allergy and Epidemiology Research Group.

    Funded by the NHMRC and Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation over 4 years, PRESENT ( P asteu R is E d donor human milk S uppl E mentatio N for T erm babies) will investigate the benefits of pasteurised donor human milk for term infants born to mothers with diabetes who need extra feeding in the first four days of life.

    The PRESENT trial aims to:

  • Compare the effectiveness of pasteurised donor human milk versus standard formula in reducing neonatal intensive care admissions.

  • Explore additional outcomes like hospital stays, breastfeeding rates, maternal mental health, and infant cow's milk allergy.

  • Enrol approximately 1,400 babies across four hospitals in Queensland and Victoria.

  • Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain regulatory submissions for clinical projects, ensuring adherence to GCP guidelines and ethics regulations across multiple project sites.

  • Establish collaborations with key stakeholders, participate in meetings, and promote participant recruitment and engagement activities in coordination with research teams.

  • Provide data for research outcome reporting, prepare abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and publications. Additionally, maintain clinical trial management systems, assist in data analysis, and prepare reports.

  • Assist in coordinating assessments and intervention episodes, screen patients for trial suitability across multiple hospital clinics, conduct participant interviews, obtain informed consent, and enrol participants in trials.

  • About You
  • Hold tertiary qualifications in health sciences or related fields, with experience in research management in a tertiary setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrates eligibility to work with children and familiarity with Blue Card requirements or AHPRA registration.

  • Exhibits experience in clinical/research project management, including knowledge of ethics processes, governance, and clinical trials registration. Also proficient in budget management and stakeholder liaison.

  • Possesses previous experience with clinical research data capture and management using REDCap, and proficient in written communication using various computer and web applications.

  • You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment and may be required to complete background checks including, criminal history and education checks.

    About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave, 17% superannuation contributions, 17.5% annual leave loading.

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family.

  • Salary packaging options.

  • Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section.

  • Resume

  • For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Jennifer Koplin at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Monday 20th May 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-35565 ). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Monday 27th May 2024.

    Job details


    Clinical Research Coordinator


    University of Queensland




    May 02, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 20, 2024

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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