University of Auckland is hiring a

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator - The Liggins Institute

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bring your clinical research coordination experience and make a difference
  • Join our highly respected team located in Grafton
  • 12-month, part-time (0.4FTE - 0.6FTE), fixed-term opportunity

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

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 principal investigators 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.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join The Liggins Institute at The University of Auckland as a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator on a 12-month fixed-term basis to coordinate a range of clinical studies involving mothers, babies and young children. The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective coordination of all aspects of multicentre trials and cohort studies, including study set up, monitoring recruitment, data collection, funding, approvals and reporting.

He kōrero mōu | About you

This role would suit an individual who is passionate about medical research, particularly in the field of maternal, perinatal and child health research and wants to make a positive impact by supporting important research.

In addition, you will bring:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in trial coordination, working with families and within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Have the ability to manage multiple priorities in a busy environment.
  • Will have excellent organisational and planning skills as well as good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have a strong passion for research, be self-motivated, enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a team.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification e.g. nursing, public health, social work or education.
  • Certification/qualification in good clinical practice and human research subject protection.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical research coordination, ideally with experience in maternal and perinatal health

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

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

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

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • Discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 20 September 2020 to be considered. Please include your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

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