Research Operations Coordinator - Science Faculty, University of Auckland

University of Auckland, New Zealand


UoA Department Name: Maurice Wilkins Centre

Campus: Auckland City Campus

Contract Type: Permanent

We are seeking a Research Operations Coordinator to provide executive administrative and operational support to the Directors, Research Operations Manager and Researchers of the Maurice Wilkins Centre (MWC). You will be our hub of knowledge and provide advice and direction in the navigation of research support services both within and external to the University. Your key areas of focus are outlined below.

  • Provide administration support and coordination, which will include all advisory and governance group meetings.
  • Produce accurate, well presented and timely documents and presentations as directed.
  • Liaise with researchers and institutions across the country to collate information for all required reports
  • Assist with coordination and delivery of national and international research-related events, including symposia, workshops, official visits and public outreach, including event management and making travel arrangements/bookings as required.
  • Maintain systems and databases and contribute to process improvement initiatives.
  • Liaise with the University suppliers and organise business travel

Applications close 6 December 2021

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CRN - Department of Medicine - Otago Medical School

Otago Medical School

Department of Medicine

Who we are

The Department of Medicine is a major academic department within the Otago Medical School’s Dunedin campus. In addition to teaching undergraduate medical students, we offer world-class postgraduate education and research opportunities to medical professionals, PhD and masters’ students.

The role

The Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) provides specialist research nursing care and high level administrative support within the Gastroenterology Research Unit at the Department of Medicine.  The main objectives of the role are:

  • Co-ordinating and leading commercial clinical studies of investigational medications and other therapies as well as the clinical aspects of investigator lead studies. We focus mainly on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Liver diseases such as viral hepatitis and some autoimmune disorders.
  • Ensuring that the regulations governing clinical and research practice are adhered to, including the protocols and guidelines.

Your skills and experience

  • Registered Nursing qualifications are essential, preferably with experience in Gastroenterology and/or research nursing
  • High level competence in the use of computers is preferred

You will be working in a team with several other research nurses and in close collaboration with the Department of Gastroenterology at Dunedin Hospital. You need to have excellent communication skills with ability to relate to a wide range of stakeholders including patients, relatives, colleagues, doctors and administrators. Precision and accuracy in data handling and input are the must for this role, as well as demonstrated expert skills in clinical problem solving and assessment.

Further details

You need to have a right to work and live in New Zealand to apply for this role.

This is a permanent (0.5 – 0.6FTE) position.

We offer competitive salary five weeks’ annual leave, and a 6.75% superannuation scheme.

Salary level and range level CRN 101 – CRN 204 (Range of Appointments $70,248 – $78,696).

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Children Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check.

For further information on the safety check process please visit:

For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence – please contact Professor Michael Schultz, Department of Medicine, via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below.  Applications quoting reference number xxx will close (3 weeks from commencement of advertising date).

Clinical Research Specialist - Auckland

Opportunity to be involved in multiple medical device clinical projects and trials across various therapeutic areas including Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience.

Work for a blue chip medical device company that offers a wealth of career opportunities. The company strives to create adaptive technologies, therapies and services to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.

This role is based in Auckland and will require approx. 10%  travel.

Applications close 16th November.

About the role:

  • Support the execution of the clinical trials in New Zealand
  • Be present during case support for some of the trial support activities
  • Perform study monitoring and meet database locks
  • Build relationships with key physicians and site staff
  • Support activities with, designs, plans and develops clinical evaluation research studies.‎
  • Provide feedback to global partner on protocol design and functionality from a site level
  • Conducts registered and non-registered clinical studies of products that have been ‎ determined to satisfy a medical need and/or offer a commercial potential.‎
  • Support activities related to interpret results of clinical investigations in preparation for new drug device ‎or consumer application.‎
  • Oversees and resolves operational aspects of clinical trials in conjunction with project ‎teams and in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP), good clinical practice ‎‎(GCP) and specific country regulations and may prepare clinical trial budgets.‎
  • May be responsible for clinical supply operations, site and vendor selection.

About you:

  • Tertiary education in medical/ biological/ science/ nursing or equivalent field ‎
  • Prior experience in a CRA role is essential
  • 12 months+ monitoring experience within pharma, CRO or medical devices is essential
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to work well within a team and autonomously
  • High attention to detail
  • Good prioritisation, organisational and problem solving skills

If you feel this Clinical Research Specialist role is for you then please send your resume to or alternatively please call +64 0401 147 456 for a confidential chat.

Project Manager - Cancer Trials NZ - Part Time - 12 mth fixed term - Central Auckland

Teletrials Project Manager

22.5 hours a week- 12 month fixed term

The University of Auckland
Auckland Central
$74,400 – $91,800 (Pro rata for part time) Full Time
Together with the team at Te Pūriri o Te Ora (Cancer and Blood) Research (Auckland City Hospital) we are looking for a Project Manager to lead the development of infrastructure to initiate oncology teletrials across New Zealand.
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Principal Investigator / Senior Research Physician - Central Auckland

About the company

Working with some of the biggest international pharmaceutical companies, this organisation has a strong reputation for delivering high standard clinical trials. Delivering results to all parts of the globe, they are often at the forefront of pharmaceutical developments.

About the Role

This is a pivotal role in clinical research and trials. Working as part of a team, the Senior Research Physician provides direction and management throughout the trial. This includes setting the assessments and assisting with the organisation, through to subject selection, observation and problem management concluding with final discharge. Work 3- 4 days a week within normal business hours and have time for other interests.


  • Lead research investigations
  • Manage a team assigned to the clinical study
  • Participate in the establishment of trials ensuring compliance and standard operating procedures are met
  • Assess subjects for suitability and monitor them during the trial period
  • Work as part of a team contributing to the establishment, accuracy and quality of the clinical trials
  • Identify and deal with any problems that arise over the course of clinical trials.
  • Liaise with subject’s GP or referring specialist through the trial process
  • Assist with staff training when and if required

Skills & Experience

  • Registered medical practitioner with a current practicing certificate and professional indemnity cover.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in clinical research as an Investigator
  • Good understanding of Good Clinical Practice guidelines (ICH/GCP)
  • Must have substantial post-graduate clinical experience.
  • Previous experience in oncology, haematology, diabetes and cardiovascular disease would be beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Be part of a well-respected team of clinical researchers
  • Be involved in cutting edge product development working with global leaders in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Work 4 days a week with no weekends
  • Extensive training is offered and a regular CME/CPD is provided

Reference Number: 170867

This is a great role for a physician with a passion for process and protocol to be a part of the pharmaceutical future.

Apply now!

To apply online, please follow this link to our website:

Alternatively for a confidential discussion please contact Deb Glen on +64 27 203 5661 quoting the reference number above.


Senior/ Clinical Research Associate (S/CRA) - Contract, AstraZeneca

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Clinical Research? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the effectiveness and medication of products in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About AstraZeneca

We’re investing to enhance our understanding of disease as we work towards creating the next generation of therapeutics and pioneering new approaches to better predict clinical success. Always advancing our scientific knowledge and helping to shape the future of healthcare for the greatest and swiftest impact on disease.

We are a hard-working, fun, fast paced, encouraging, cake-loving (with free gym access) team! We are continuously evolving and adapting to build new and better ways of working across clinical research and development. We want to support each other to be as efficient as possible to drive work life balance. We are undergoing expansion and with so many roles locally and globally, we provide opportunities to drive your development and growth your way. The team has grown by 60% in just 2020 alone, and still growing. Our pipeline and projects are continuously growing, and we want you to join us!

What you’ll do

You are a self-motivated, proactive, and passionate individual focused on delivering quality outcomes in a fast-paced environment. The new Clinical Research Associate (S/CRA), initially on a contract basis, will be involved in effective site management across a number of high-profile studies as well as all aspects of the study from preparation, initiation, monitoring, and closure.

To be successful in this role you will have good knowledge of Clinical Study Management across monitoring, study drug handling and data management. You will ideally have experience working in a similar capacity, have excellent knowledge of international guidelines ICH-GCP, relevant local regulations and a basic understanding of the drug development process.

Essential for the role

  • Bachelors degree in related discipline, preferably in life science, or equivalent qualification
  • Excellent knowledge of international guidelines ICH‐GCP, basic knowledge of GMP/GDP.
  • Good knowledge of relevant local regulations.
  • Good medical knowledge and ability to learn relevant AZ Therapeutic Areas.
  • Basic understanding of the drug development process.
  • Good understanding of Clinical Study Management including monitoring, study drug handling and data management.

Desirable for the role

  • Ability to work in an environment of remote collaborators.
  • Manages change with a positive approach for self, team and the business. Sees change as an opportunity to improve performance and add value to the business.
  • Ability to look for and champion more efficient and effective methods/processes of delivering quality clinical trials with reduced budget and in less time.
  • Good analytical and problem‐solving skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines.
  • Familiar with risk‐based monitoring approach including remote monitoring.

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

AstraZeneca in Australia has been formally recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).  As an organisation we stand with confidence on our gender equality initiatives including pay equity, leadership development programs, and zero tolerance for gender-based harassment.  This achievement exemplifies our commitment to building high performing, inclusive and diverse teams that collaborate across our enterprise, aligned to our values and strategic priority of being a Great Place to Work.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have seats available and we hope it’s yours.
  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Daniel Kim. We welcome your application

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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