Coordinator of Health Sciences

University of Queensland



About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.


Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.


Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • Salary packaging options


About This Opportunity 

The Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC) is on an incredible mission with the Learning through Everyday Activities with Parents (LEAP) project. And they need a dynamic Clinical Research Coordinator to join their team. In this role, you'll be the engine that drives the LEAP project forward, ensuring smooth sailing and impactful results.


The responsibilities include managing regulatory submissions and ensuring compliance with ethical and governance requirements. The role involves collaborating with various stakeholders, coordinating participant recruitment, and maintaining records. Additionally, the coordinator will handle data management using UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) and REDCap databases and provide project support by preparing reports and assisting with clinical trial management.


The coordinator will also be involved in the setup and screening of potential participants for the LEAP project, performing randomization procedures, and managing data entry. The position may require flexible working hours for international collaborations, in adherence to UQ's policies.


Overall, this role requires meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills to support the successful implementation of the LEAP project and contribute to important research in the field.!


This is a part-time (80%), fixed-term position for up to 8 months. At HEW level 6, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $84,871.95 - $91,158.90, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $99,300.18 - $106,655.91 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.


About You  

  • Tertiary qualifications in health sciences (or other relevant disciplines); or experience and research management expertise in a tertiary setting; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Prior experience working in a paediatric health or research capacity, ideally with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples would be highly regarded.

  • Well-developed skills in project and team operations management, including understanding research budgets, liaising with stakeholders, workflow processes, experience with  h clinical research ethics, contracts andlegal governance.

  • Previous experience in clinical research data capture and management using REDCap.

  • Well-developed skills in written communication, including flexibility and proficiency in using a wide range of computer and web applications to achieve high standard communication and promotional materials.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team with competing timelines; and to effectively communicate with staff of all levels, both internal and external to the organisation.

  • Broad understanding of Queensland Health organisational structure and operational processes; or demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such information.


In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Shaneen Leishman, (ph: 07 3443 6404 or email: For application queries or to obtain a full job description, please contact stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section  

  • Resume 


Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to 


If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


Applications close Sunday 19th November 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-31959). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Monday 27th November.

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