University of Auckland is hiring a

Clinical Research Services Manager - Liggins Institute

Auckland, New Zealand

Fulltime, permanent

Liggins Institute

Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | The University of Auckland

Lead the expansion and development of world-class clinical research services, and the operational management of our clinical research services teams, hosted at the Liggins Institute.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Liggins Institute is home to a number of highly specialised clinical research services, including trial coordination and follow up, a clinical research unit, as well as the University’s Clinical Research Data Platform. This newly established role is key to bringing our clinical research services together into one combined service offering, providing a seamless and high-quality services and outcomes to researchers and other external clients.

The Clinical Research Services Manager will oversee the operational and financial management of the services, resources and contracts, ensuring the delivery of world-class service. This role will also lead the development of the University’s Clinical Research Data Platform and drive engagement and use of the platform throughout the University. 

Reporting to the Institute Operations Manager, this role also drives the on-going growth and development of the services. This includes growing the awareness and reputation of the service among relevant internal and external client groups, leading the continuous improvement of the service offerings, and the planning, and implementation of new resources, and technologies.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in clinical research service delivery, and leadership of clinical research services and multidisciplinary teams. You will also demonstrate solid knowledge and application of best practice in clinical research and Good Clinical Practice (GCP), as well as strong financial and budget management. Experience managing change, developing new clinical research services and working collaboratively is also valuable in this role.

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 Researchers (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.

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 offshore 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.

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