Position Details
Reference Number 20509
Position Title Clinical Research Governance and Compliance Co-ordinator
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Division Clinical Governance & Strategic Projects
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Managers & Administrative Officers
Classification From: HS5 - Managers / Administrative Workers Grade 5
Classification To: HS5 - Managers / Administrative Workers Grade 5
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Your role in our future.


The Clinical Research Governance and Compliance Co-ordinator is responsible for the continuous improvement of key governance and compliance processes related to the conduct of clinical research at Peter Mac, including clinical research ethics. The role will provide subject matter expertise and support to the Peter Mac research and professional staff ensuring compliance with the National Clinical Trial Governance Framework, relevant codes and regulations and Peter Mac policy and procedure, as well as appropriate reporting.


The incumbent will be required to participate in the functions of the Quality and Patient Safety team including policy development, Key Performance Indicator Reporting, auditing of practice, promoting a culture of safety and quality, and arranging training and education to Peter Mac staff to support these functions. The incumbent works closely with the Director Quality and Patient Safety in respect of the audits and legislative compliance necessary to meet research related requirements.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Peter Mac requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this requirement.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: • Tertiary Qualification in Health Care, Science or relevant discipline
Essential: Experience with the conduct of clinical trials including commercially sponsored trials
Essential: • Experience in quality or risk in a clinical research environment
Essential: • Comprehensive understanding of research related regulations, codes, and guidelines and associated compliance requirements.
Essential: • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices of research governance and ethics along with the related regulatory and policy environment including the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework
Essential: • Demonstrated experience in systems and processes for achieving continuous quality improvement and audit
Essential: • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with external partners, and staff at all levels of the organisation
Essential: • Proven capacity to define and reconcile complex and competing priorities, together with the ability to identify and engage key stakeholders in addressing the same.
Essential: • Excellent writing skills including a demonstrated ability to prepare reports using clear, concise language; organise information into a logical sequence and include content fit for purpose
Essential: • Competence in document preparation using MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
Desirable: • Post Graduate qualification in a science or health related field
Desirable: • Experience in developing and implementing research governance, and/safety and quality initiatives
Desirable: • An understanding of medical conditions and their terminology
Desirable: • An understanding of the requirements for informed consent
Desirable: • An understanding of the cancer patient population including cultural and religious diversity.
Contact Person Kylie Thitchener
Contact Number 85598601
Alternate Contact Person Carol Ginns
Alternate Contact Number 85595034
Closing Date 17/10/2021
Position Description
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