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Research Fellow, Trial Lead

Apply now Job no: 505189
Work type: Part-time
Location: Flexible
Categories: Research, Health

  • Based at our Burwood or Geelong Campuses with regular travel between sites
  • Part-time (0.8) and fixed term to December 2023
  • Level A $70,293 - $94,497 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin University’s School of Psychology, in collaboration with a number of other universities and hospitals, is running a trial comparing yoga, cognitive behaviour therapy and education to improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs for people with endometriosis over 5 years. This is an exciting opportunity to manage the day-to-day operations of this cutting edge trial and involves coordinating and managing the trial and ensuring adherence to the guidelines for good clinical practice (GCP) and ethical standards.

Holding responsibility for setting up systems and processes for the efficient running of the trial, as well as recruitment, follow up and data management, the Research Fellow, Trial Lead will work with the Chief Investigators to ensure every aspect of the study runs smoothly. Your confident and credible communication style and ability to communicate effectively, sensitively, and compassionately with a range of internal and external staff and project stakeholders (including people with endometriosis), will position you well to immediately build the trust and respect essential for this position. Highly detail orientated, your aptitude and genuine passion for intervention research and clinical trials will ensure your success within this important position.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Develops and provides guidance on trial database management
  • Coordinating ethics amendments and overseeing adherence to ethics requirements
  • Coordinating recruitment for the study, including advertising
  • Ensures the protocol is met and maintains the interest and support of participants and researchers
  • Maintaining regular contact with study participants to ensure retention and document reasons for withdrawal
  • Managing all survey points, including baseline, 2 months, 6 months and 12 months
  • Maintains integrity of information in case record forms and databases, taking steps to collect the data, checking the consistency and accuracy of data and making appropriate corrections
  • Administrative and communications support including word processing, information dissemination and arranging meetings as directed by the Chief Investigators
  • Regular reporting on progress and problem solving
  • Assists with the preparation of Annual Progress Reports for the HREC and funding bodies

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Master's degree in a health related field such as psychology, or an advanced nursing degree
  • Sound clinical trials experience including trial set-up, coordination and project management
  • Experience in data management, and record keeping (including participant flow through a clinical trial)
  • Experience managing intervention study databases
  • Experience preparing study protocols, ethics applications, and study materials

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Position Description - Research Fellow, Trial Lead - 505189..pdf

Applications for this position close on 6th December 2020.


This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check and a National Police Record Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Subhadra Evans, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, at subhadra.evans@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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