Clinical Research Manager/Research Midwife

Fixed-term, full time contract from 6 March 2023 – 30 June 2025 (Part time – 4 days per week will also be considered)Based in Darwin | Travel to remote communities required via light aircraft or 4WD. Are you an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Midwife with experience in Research and has an understanding of health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?    If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference. About the Role:Menzies is looking for a Clinical Research Manager/ Research Midwife to be part of a new, randomised controlled trial to assess whether a single dose of oral azithromycin given before birth will reduce the rate of bacterial infections in mothers and babies.  The Clinical Research Manager/ Research Midwife will be responsible for the trials management, supervision of Aboriginal Health Practitioners and ensuring that the research study meets the standards of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research participant recruitment, clinical assessments, data collection and entry and conducting follow up visits. They will also conduct hospital, clinic and community visits. This position will be based in Darwin and will require travel to remote communities (by light aircraft or 4WD) for up to 3 days per trip and several times per year. What you will bring to the roleAs an enthusiastic, qualified Midwife you will have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and at least four (4) years’ relevant experience working in maternal/child health or in remote Indigenous community health environments such as within communities, hospitals and health service settings in the Northern Territory. In addition, you will have experience managing a project and its employees in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and other regulatory requirements.    This role requires good communication skills (both orally and in writing) and the ability to engage with Aboriginal people and people from diverse cultures as well as the ability to work collaboratively with health professionals and academic colleagues. Why MenziesMenzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter.  Benefits of working for MenziesExciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutes.Base salary of $102,636 - $111,778 (GSL 8) per annum, pro-rata (total remuneration salary package including superannuation of $128,298 - $138,719 per annum, pro-rata).6 weeks annual leave, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditions.Option to increase superannuation contributions to 14%.15 days personal (sick) leave. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact: Dr. Jemima BeissbarthSenior Research OfficerChild Health DivisionVia email: Jemima.Beissbarth@menzies.edu.au  How to Apply:Applicants are required to provide:Cover letter;Current resume;Responses addressing the selection criteria in the Position Description, which must be no more than two (2) pages; andAny other relevant supporting documentation. To obtain the Position Description, or for more information on how to apply for this position, please visit Menzies’ careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au or phone Human Resources on 08 8946 8626. Closing date:  29th January 2023. As a recognised national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, education and research training, Menzies is committed to providing a culturally inclusive and supportive work environment, and ensuring our workforce is representative of the people with and for whom we work. We seek to amplify First Nations voices in all aspects of our work, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this position. Position Description 102000 AUD Darwin 0812