Position Details
Reference Number 18900
Position Title Clinical Trial Team Lead - EDD
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre only
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Division Cancer Research
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
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.

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging role in Oncology Clinical trials? Keep reading!


The Parkville Cancer Clinical trials Unit co-ordinates cancer clinical trials across the 3 hospitals of the Parkville Precinct: the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Women's Hospital. We have an extensive and expanding Early Drug Development (EDD) trials program with over 40% of our trials and accruals coming from the EDD portfolio. Whilst Phase 1 trials are incorporated into all our trial teams, the EDD team co-ordinate the most complex trials of the portfolio. The team works across Oncology and Haematology with experienced and dedicated professionals. The portfolio offers experience in some of the most cutting edge trials anywhere in the world.


The team, consisting of research nurses, study co-ordinators and a clinical trial assistant, has a co-team leadership model and we are seeking a replacement for one of the two leaders.


The successful candidate will be a very experienced clinical trials professional with oncology and / or haematology experience plus Phase 1 experience in the hospital setting. Excellence in communication, problem solving and mentoring are also required. If this is you, please contact the manager of the PCCTU for further discussions. Please note - this is not a medical position and is open to research nurses and study co-ordinators.


Essential Criteria:

  • Must have working rights of at least 2 years in Australia
  • If a nurse, must have AHPRA registration as a division 1 nurse
  • Must have extensive oncology and / or Haematology Clinical trials experience in the hospital setting, including Phase 1 experience.
  • Must have experience in small group leadership or mentoring of individual staff members
  • Must have proven excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • Must have good knowledge of the Australian and International Regulatory environment of Clinical trials

Desirable criteria:

  • Post graduate qualifications in a relevant field, preferably to masters level
  • Previous leadership role


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: If applying as a nurse, must have current APHRA registration as a Division 1 nurse
Essential: Must have at least 2 years working rights in Australia
Essential: Must have extensive clinical trials experience at a hospital site, including experience in First Time in Human and / or Phase 1 trials
Essential: Must have Oncology and/or Haematology Clinical trials experience
Essential: Proven skills in leading a small group or mentoring individual staff members
Essential: Good understanding of the Australian and International regulatory requirements for Clinical trials
Essential: Excellent problem solving skills
Essential: Excellent problem solving skills
Desirable: Post graduate qualifications in a relevant field - preferably to Masters level
Contact Person Marian Lieschke
Contact Number 0432571933
Contact Email marian.lieschke@petermac.org
Alternate Contact Person Kylie Shackleton
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email kylie.shackleton@petermac.org
Closing Date 27/05/2020
Position Description
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