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Research Development Manager

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed a month ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 48442
  • Category: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Fixed Term – 12 month contract – possibility to extend
  • Part Time : 2.5-3 days per week
  • Classification : HS4-HS5 (dependent on experience)
  • Location: Monash University, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
  • Staff benefits

The Department

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials (MASC Trials) is Australia and New Zealand’s collaborative trials group specialising in investigator-initiated melanoma and skin cancer research. Working with multidisciplinary medical and research professionals around the globe, MASC Trials conducts clinical trials and related biological research to improve treatments for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.

MASC Trials is a registered not for profit research organisation, and has an academic affiliation with Monash University, with a dedicated department supporting our research activities, the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research Centre.

MASC Trials manages a diverse growing portfolio of research in the prevention, early detection and treatment of melanoma and skin cancer, including early to late phase clinical trials. This is a dynamic organisation with global reach and a strong track-record of developing, managing and delivering research that improves outcomes in patients affected by melanoma and skin cancer.

The Role

MASC Trials is seeking an experienced Research Development Lead to support researchers in developing collaborative, high quality research projects and clinical trials that aim to find new and better treatments and prevention.

This role is responsible for development of new research proposals into active clinical trials and research studies.  The role involves the development of study protocols, preparing study budgets, and drafting and submitting funding applications. The Research Development Lead role depends on communication and collaboration to build relationships and manage project communications with MASC Trials stakeholders, and to secure funding. There may be opportunities to assist in the preparation of research output including publications and presentations.

This exceptional candidate will be highly organised, preferably with extensive experience in research administration, and in a clinical trials environment with an understanding of research methodology and Good Clinical Practice. Experience working in an oncology setting will be highly regarded.

Skills and Experience 

  • Tertiary higher degree in a relevant clinical, scientific or public health disciplinewith substantial relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in clinical trials or relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting grant funding applications (NHMRC and MRFF granting experience desirable) and grant administration.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice and applicable national and international regulations guiding research and health information management.
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organised.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and proven ability to establish priorities, manage tasks and work to multiple, tight and conflicting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Proven ability to engage with and establish strong working relationships with clinicians, researchers and consumers.
  • Comfortable in taking the initiative and exercising judgement in resolving matters and thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively both independently and as part of a team.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Contribute to high quality impactful research.
  • Work in an exciting and dynamic field.
  • Be a part of a supportive and dedicated team.
  • Opportunities for training and contribution to research output.

Salary sacrificing options.

Please include your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in working with MASC Trials and responding to the selection criteria. Please provide a minimum of two referees. Applicants must have full Australian work rights.

All enquiries to Gabrielle Byars, Head of MASC Trials, on M: 0499 001 778.

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 


  • Closed a month ago - 25 May 2022