Clinical Trials Coordinator - Institute for Respiratory Health

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Part-time (FTE 0.6), 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

  • Generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits (up to $18,550)
  • 17% Superannuation
  • 17.5% Leave Loading
  • Based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Institute for Respiratory Health, Perth

The Institute for Respiratory Health (Inc) is a not-for-profit medical research institute, carrying out scientific and clinical research into the treatment and management of lung disease including asthma, allergies, lung cancer, infectious diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Within the Institute sits the Clinical Trials Unit, one of Australia’s largest respiratory trials clinics.  Our Mission is to bring together world-class researchers to develop new ideas, treatments and better health outcomes for people living with respiratory disease.

The Clinical Trials Coordinator is a research professional working with and under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Clinical Trials Manager. The Coordinator is the critical contact person for the day-to-day conduct of The TTOCS Study (Treatable Traits and Oral Corticosteroid Use in Asthma Study).  The Coordinator oversees and advocates for all the participants and families in the study, ensuring their safety. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the study, the Coordinator assists with participant recruitment, ethics application processes, and adverse event reporting.

About The Role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure compliance with the study’s protocol by providing thorough review and documentation at each participant study visit.
  • Liaise with sponsors, health professionals, study researchers, clinical staff, ethics committees and other internal and external parties.
  • Prepare, submit and maintain records of ethics applications.
  • Provide patient education and medical information to study patients to ensure understanding of proper medication dosage, administration and disease treatment.
  • Participate in recruitment and selection of study participants by interviewing and documenting medical history to determine compliance with eligibility requirements.
  • Ensure samples collected from study participants are collected, processed, recorded, labelled and stored in accordance with trial protocol.
  • Other related duties as required.

Selection Criteria (Education, Knowledge and Skills Required)

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:


  • Hold a degree in a relevant medical field.
  • Current knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) principles.
  • Proven experience in a clinical trials environment, including recruitment, enrolment and data management.
  • Ability to plan and conduct patient/staff education per study protocol.
  • Demonstrated project skills through to completion.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to establish priorities and allocate resources to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience in preparing and submitting ethics and governance applications.
  • High level documentation and communication skills with the ability to write reports.
  • Demonstrated advanced IT skills (Microsoft Office Suite & Hospital Systems).
  • Proven initiative, ability to work within a team, as well as autonomously, ability to handle multiple tasks with ease, high attention to detail with excellent time management.
  • Staff must comply with, including Operational Directive 0388/12 “Health Care Worker Immunisation Policy” (issued under the Public Health Policy Framework), or its replacement.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues relating to research involving patients, including patient confidentiality.
  • National Police Clearance (if appointed).

Desirable requirements

  • Previous experience in a position involving recruitment and coordination of clinical trials.
  • Knowledge of basic epidemiology, aetiology and treatment of respiratory diseases.

Appointment Prerequisites

  • Provision of the minimum identity proofing requirements.
  • Successful Criminal Record Screening Clearance.

Eligibility to Apply

Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for this role.

For more information about the position, please contact Meagan Shorten on 6151 0944 or email

To apply, please click the ‘APPLY HERE’ button and forward both a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in no more than 2-3 pages AND a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you can meet the position requirements.  Your resume should include the contact details of two referees.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th January 2024

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The Institute for Respiratory Health reserves the right to appoint by invitation or not to appoint.