Position Details
Reference Number 16934
Position Title Clinical Trial Assistant
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Managers & Administrative Officers
Classification From: HS1 - Managers / Administrative Workers Grade 1
Classification To: HS1 - Managers / Administrative Workers Grade 1
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 Parkville Cancer Clinical trials Unit ( PCCTU) co-ordinates cancer clinical trials across the 3 hospitals of the Parkville Precinct: the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. We are the largest Oncology Clinical trials unit in Australia.  We work in trial teams and each team has a Clinical Trial Assistant who is responsible for supporting the administrative and regulatory side of our trial work.


The work requires attention to detail, working as part of a team, great communication skills and a sense of humour. This is an excellent position to begin a career in Clinical trials, providing in depth knowledge of how to manage the regulatory aspects of trials. There may be some involvement in trial lab sample management but this is not a lab based position. This is not a patient facing role, but may involve occasional patient contact by phone. We are a cancer specific unit and this should be taken into account when you are applying. We currently have 2 vacancies. Training and mentorship will be given.


Essential criteria:

  • a degree in science or a health related discipline
  • excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • competent IT skills
  • attention to detail

Desirable critreia:

  • knowledge of medical terminology
  • previous experience in a hospital or health related setting


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


Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: Must have a degree in science or a health related field
Essential: must have excellent skills in communication and problem solving
Essential: must have competent IT skills
Essential: must have attention to detail
Desirable: Understanding of Medical terminology
Desirable: Previous experience in a health care or clinical research setting
Contact Person Marian Lieschke
Contact Number 03 85597140
Contact Email marian.lieschke@petermac.org
Alternate Contact Person Belinda Dimovski
Alternate Contact Number 03 855 97148
Closing Date 19/07/2019
Position Description
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