Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Operational and Research Excellence (CORE) India
CentreforOperationalandResearch Excellence (CORE) India
FULL TIME EQUIVALENT
Projects / Independent
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT
The George Institute for Global Health
‘‘The George’ is 700+ people focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. An independent medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide. Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.
The Institute’s 2025 strategic plan has three key priorities:
Better treatments: Finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
Better care: Transforming primary health care to deliver better health to more people
Healthier societies: Harnessing the power of governments, markets and communities to improve health
Here is just a sample of the things we’re doing to have the greatest impact on global health:
We are identifying better and safer treatments for our biggest killers like COVID-19, stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure.
We’re developing an affordable dialysis machine, with potential to save millions of lives each year and transform the way kidney disease is treated globally.
In rural India, we’ve shown that mobile technology can help diagnose mental health issues, as well as help treat cardiovascular disease, and we’re looking at similar approaches to treating chronic diseases in Indonesia and China.
We’ve shown that simple text messaging can help prevent heart attack and stroke. Now, we’re working to roll this out globally to prevent chronic diseases affecting millions of people.
In many countries, our award winning FoodSwitch smartphone app is helping people make healthy food choices when shopping.
Together with Aboriginal communities in NSW, Australia, we’ve developed an innovative community led program to assist young Aboriginal drivers attain their license, now implemented in a dozen of locations.
And much more…
Context of the Role
The George Institute has embarked on a new 6-year strategy. Underpinned by ambitious
research and impact goals, the Institute plans significant expansion of its existing research
programs as well as establishment of new programs and growth of expertise in new areas. The Institute has made a strategic decision to create Centre for Operational and Research Excellence (CORE), a dedicated vehicle with broad responsibility for playing a central role in effective delivery of Institute’s research strategy globally. In close collaboration with CORE global team based in Australia and the Executive Director, the George Institute India, Head of CORE India will be responsible for leading the CORE team in India supporting delivery of Institute’s strategy in the region. The key role of CORE India is to ensure effective and high quality delivery of each research program in the region from its design to its outputs including identifying and securing funding, providing timely and cutting-edge statistical services, pragmatic data management solutions and robust project operations services.
The PM reports to the Senior Research Fellow CORE India.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
Identify the gaps with regards to the current operationalization of the clinical research at the George Institute, India.
Coordinate with internal team members and vendor for day to day development of the CTMS
Conduct a thorough background check of each module and section on the CTMS
Coordinate meetings with global and regional support divisions and researchers to obtain feedback on the CTMS
Train clinical trial team, site personnel, support divisions on using the CTMS
Develop and foster a collaborative team-work approach across assigned projects
Drive continuous improvement in delivery of projects in terms of its people, teams and processes
Actively engage with and contribute to clinical trial group meetings
Actively engage with implementation of CORE strategic objectives and plans
Demonstrate and role model TGI’s core behaviours in all aspects of work and specifically in interactions with project team members and stakeholders
Project Development and Support
Provide grant budget operational support as required e.g. budget development, proposal development and review (for grant submissions), protocol review
Lead any collaboration activities e.g. contract development with external party
For external collaborations, lead/participate in discussions with stakeholders as introduced by Senior Research Fellow
Report on project status and progress to the Senior Research Fellow
Subject matter expert in clinical trials/research project management; engendering knowledge sharing across the project operations platform globally.
Provide technical advice and suggestions in project consultations and reviews
Review and /or contribute to the development of the TGI Project Operations SOPs
Support budget development and review for funding applications
Contribute to content and/or delivery of project management training
Compliance and Training
Comply with all TGI policies
Mandatory attendance at all training considered essential for the role and as directed by management
Attend and actively participate in preparation and delivery of project management related training and workshops
Comply with all required project specific and TGI specific systems.
Comply with all applicable regulations, guidelines, SOPs and project specific requirements. Complete and document all necessary training in the allocated system/form.
As a Team Member:
Participate in special projects to improve processes, tools, systems and organisation;
Take responsibility for personal learning and development and for setting achievable and meaningful work objectives and managing personal targets, meeting obligations of TGI’s Performance Management and Development Policy;
Demonstrate commitment to TGI’s organisational values, including performing to an exceptionally high ethical standard and focus on integrity, collaboration and teamwork in all efforts.
Contribute ideas and experiences so that improve processes, tools, systems and organisation.
Work, Health and Safety
Comply with Work Health and Safety legislation and operate in accordance with established Occupational Health and Safety practice and procedures at TGI;
Promote and contribute to a safe, secure environment for staff and visitors.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Postgraduate degree in health or allied field preferred.
At least 4-6 years’ experience in managing all aspects of complex clinical/research in an academic environment
Extensive knowledge and experience of applying Research and Project Management principles
Experience in developing web-based systems
Proven research project delivery
Proven management experience of at least 2 years
Demonstrated experience in quality improvement
Excellent abilities in written and verbal communication
Tertiary qualifications in a related science or health care discipline and may have specialist qualifications
Excellent working knowledge of ICH/GCP, ethical and regulatory requirements
Proficient in use of the Microsoft office suite of products including word, excel, PowerPoint and outlook
Excellent interpersonal skills to manage wide range of stakeholders
Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments.
Excellent organisational, time management, stakeholder and project management skills.
Strong focus on quality work.
Ability to travel
How to apply:
Interested candidates should send their resume with full contact details, clearly mentioning the job title Project Manager in the subject line to email@example.com by the 06 November 2022.
Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and mature-aged adults.