Research Assistant job from Westmead Millenium Institute (WMIR) in City of Hawkesbury NSW, Australia

Thursday 31st, March 2022

Westmead Millenium Institute (WMIR)

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City of Hawkesbury NSW

Full-Time

Environment/ Health & Safety

Westmead Millenium Institute (WMIR) is a reputed company based in City of Hawkesbury NSW. We are looking for talented professional from the field of Environment/ Health & Safety to join our team as Research Assistant.

Introduction:
WIMR is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes located at the heart of the Westmead Health Precinct, designated as the lighthouse precinct for Biomedical technology by the NSW Government. WIMR is an independent medical research institute governed by a Board. It is a multi-disciplinary institute with research across key themes being:

  • Infection and Immunity
  • Cancer
  • Liver and Metabolic
  • Neuroscience and Vision
  • Cardiorespiratory
Closely affiliated with the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital, the Institute’s research extends from the laboratory to the patient using the basic tools of molecular and cell biology, genetic epidemiology, imaging technology and clinical research.

Biomedical research in the Institute extends into clinical research programs across a wide range of disciplines which may interface with the many clinical trials in progress at any one time. This “bench to bedside” approach enables greater translation of research from biomedical discovery to the development of new prevention strategies, diagnostics and more effective treatments.

Description:
The Research Assistant will play an integral role in the translation of clinical research undertaken in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney disease (ADPKD) and is responsible for coordinating clinical research in ADPKD. The position reports to Professor Gopi Rangan, Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, the Westmead Institute (WIMR).

Major Responsibilities

The Research Assistant is responsible for the conduct of clinical research in subjects with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and associated administrative duties. All study activity will be conducted at Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

Specific duties include:
Co-ordination of clinical research involving human participants including managing appointments, collection and management of all trial related data (including completion of case report forms) and maintaining accurate records to ensure that the study protocol is followed.
Management of case report forms and electronic databases, attend to the needs of participants in clinical studies, manage recruitment, obtain consent, record clinical histories
Conducting related procedures listed in the protocol, including subject interviews, education, measurement of blood pressure, height, weight.
Maintaining good communication with the principal Investigators of any problems with the conduct of work or the welfare of any participants in the trial
Maintaining attention to detail and undertaking meticulous care in the management of procedures, handling of samples, and completion of case report forms.
Commitment to academic research/teaching excellence and continuing education/learning, preparation of manuscripts, presentation of data at scientific meetings and attending professional development courses

Other general duties include:
Ensure that administrative systems, procedures and protocols are fully adhered to.
Comply with the Institute’s Code of Conduct, Research Code of Conduct, policies and procedures also hospital’s policies and procedures.
Strive to obtain objectives and performance measures set for the role and participate positively in performance and development reviews.
Demonstrate a genuine commitment to safety by taking reasonable care and cooperating with actions taken to protect the health and safety of everyone working at the Institute.
Report all accidents, incidents and hazards in line with the Institute’s Work Health & Safety policy.

Skills and Experiences:
Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in a healthcare related field

Behaviours/Attributes

Ability to work independently in a team environment
Excellent communication skills
Sound knowledge and skills operating standard business software

Skills

Be able to effectively communicate with patients and families, and other staff within the team and Research Facility.
Experience with data management and data entry
Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills and flexibility to work across the study activities of the clinical trial
Experience in face-to-face patient management in clinical settings

Knowledge

Previous experience in clinical trials management
Previous experience in clinical research
ICH-GCP Guidelines
Experience with handling, managing and organising biospecimens

Skills required

How To Apply

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