University of Auckland is hiring a

Clinical Research Data Manager - Liggins Institute

Auckland, New Zealand

Fulltime, permanent

Liggins Institute

Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | The University of Auckland

Oversee the Clinical Data Research Hub (CDRH), a team within the Liggins Institute that provides high quality data management services to a range of Clinical Researchers at the University and externally.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

This role will see you running the day-to-day operations of the Hub, overseeing the development and delivery of world-class clinical data management solutions and working directly with researchers to ensure the service meets their needs. It will also give you plenty of scope to innovate and develop systems and processes that reflect current technology and best practice.

You will work closely with Researchers to design purpose-built data solutions and support them throughout the data management lifecycle. Relationship building and collaboration is a big part of this role as you build strong relationships with Researchers and external clients, Uniservices (the University’s internal commercialisation arm) and the Centre for eResearch. As such, this role offers a lot of variety both in the kinds of projects you will support and the relationships you will develop.

A significant part of your role will also be the leadership, motivation and support of the data team. This highly skilled team consists of one Team Leader, Data Entry professionals and support from fixed term Biostatisticians and other specialists (as needed).

He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will be highly skilled and experienced in clinical trial design, developing standard operating procedures and managing the full lifecycle of clinical data. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is also valuable, and a drive to stay up-to-date with advances in data management techniques, software and practices.

You’ll be able to demonstrate strong relationship management skills, ideally in a complex and collaborative environment and strong people leadership skills.

For more detailed information about the responsibilities and requirements of the role, please review the Position Description.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

In the Liggins Institute, you will enjoy a close-knit, high performing culture, driven by a shared vision to understand how early life events impact lifelong health. As Liggins Institute Director Professor Frank Bloomfield says, one of the great things about working at the Liggins Institute is that it “feels like a family”. In addition, you will enjoy working with some high-profile PIs (find out more here)and contribute to research that is truly life changing for future generations. You can hear more about working at the Liggins Institute in the video below.

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices and a culture that supports work-life balance
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a 6.75% superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted onsite childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Wednesday 23rd September, 2020 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with Lynda Pitcaithly, Institute Operations Manager for a confidential discussion on [email protected]

While we are happy to answer questions by email, we ask that applications are submitted online

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy  to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival. 

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.