Researcher in Infection and Immunity in Society
University of New South Wales Medicine

Research Clinicians (4 positions)

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Work type: Fixed term - Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Research Administration support 

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society

UNSW Medicine

  • Take part in clinical trials on impulsive behaviours
  • Psychologist or registered nurse mental health
  • Various locations across NSW
  • Full time fixed term for 12 months
  • $95K-$103K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The Kirby Institute is conducting a study (ReINVEST) through the Justice Health Research Program on patients with impulsive behaviours. To facilitate the study, we are looking for Nurses/Psychologists who will contribute in carrying out the clinical trials. The study will look at the implication of medications to reduce the violent or aggressive behaviours in male offenders. This involves recruiting men from local courts and community correction centres.

As a Research Clinician your responsibility will be to enroll and maintain the participants for the study in designated NSW local government areas. You will plan and develop study specific processes, documentation and resources. This will involve conducting patient assessment and monitoring including comprehensive psychiatric assessment, physical examination and completing all study tools. You will provide leadership within your designated area in NSW to ensure that the study is conducted according to ICH-GCP requirements set out by NHMRC as well as TGA guidelines on Good Clinical Practice. The position will involve direct contact with male offenders on a daily basis, as well as interaction with Legal Aid, Magistrates, Police, Private Legal Practitioners, Community Corrections Staff and Prosecutors.

2 positions are based in Central Coast, 1 position in Liverpool and 1 in Parramatta.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant Qualifications as a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychologist, or Clinical Psychologist with a current licence to practice from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with minimum 3 years post graduate experience in mental health
  • Extensive knowledge in the application of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines and a demonstrated ability to implement and adhere to
  • An understanding of psychometric tools used to assess impulsivity and personality disorders and knowledge of Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP).
  • Capacity to undertake physical examinations, collect pathology samples or willingness to learn (nursing)
  • Proven clinical leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework.
  • Clinical experience with violent offenders or aggressive clients with proven clinical assessment skills, with a track record of comprehensive mental state examinations
  • Ability to attend clinics situated on the Central Coast and from time to time offer coverage across Sydney Metro and Sydney Western Suburbs.

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Download File Research Clinician PD_L7_JHP.docx

Contact:   Lee Knight, Clinical Coordinator | CNC (Forensic Mental Health), Justice Health Program

T: 0431 057810


Applications close: 27 July 2020

Position Description

Advertised: 30 Jun 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 27 Jul 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time


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