IBL - Clinical Trials Associate (Abbotsford)

Basic qualifications:

You must be in your penultimate/ultimate year of a Bachelor Degree in biomedical or life sciences, biological science or pharmaceuticals.

Preferred qualifications:

You must be in your penultimate/ultimate year of a Bachelor Degree in biomedical or life sciences, biological science or pharmaceuticals.


IBL - Clinical Trials Associate (Abbotsford)

  • 12 month paid internship commencing in Jan 2018
  • Gain invaluable industry experience
  • Work in an organisation that makes a difference

We currently have 3 great opportunities in the Vaccines Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Clinical Research teams. In each role, the successful IBL will work as an important and valued member gaining valuable experience and insights into the commercial medical environment.

Each role will provide a great platform for a future career in the industry and build on your medical and professional skills.

We're looking for motivated and passionate people who are:

  • In a penultimate/final year of a Bachelor Degree in biomedical or life sciences, biological science or pharmaceuticals
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Project management skills, to manage and prioritise multiple ongoing projects
  • Teamwork, ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Comprehensive computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite

For a brief description of each of these placements please see below:

Clinical Trials (Vaccine R&D)

The Vaccine Research & Development (R&D) IBL will be exposed to a dynamic study team who are involved in many different globally-sponsored studies across a variety of products in GSK's vaccine portfolio. This includes daily interactions with multiple external vendors as well as interactions with the global study team situated in Belgium, India and other countries around the globe - especially the Asia-Pacific region.

Main responsibilities are to provide extensive clinical trial administrative support to the Vaccines Clinical Research Department to ensure efficient and effective conduct of all Clinical Trials. Further responsibilities are:

  • Possible field trips to clinical trial centres/hospitals in Melbourne and external vendors such as Contract Research Organisations.
  • To actively participate in the Vaccine R&D departmental knowledge sharing sessions.
  • Actively work with Local Delivery Leads (LDL), Clinical Research Associates (CRA) and Clinical Trial Assistants (CTA) to ensure studies are successfully implemented and conducted including the maintenance of all in-house filing, use of systems for the tracking and maintenance of study related supplies and documents.

Clinical Operations

The Clinical Operations role provides the opportunity to work as part of a large team in a dynamic, fast-paced, yet supportive environment. As an IBL you will be involved in supporting the clinical trials being conducted across a range of therapeutic areas, as well as supporting many operational and department projects.

You will interact and learn from our highly experienced and engaged team of Clinical Research Professionals. Our group also has a dedicated Clinical Quality and Training Manager who the IBL will work closely with, as well as having interactions with global study teams, and external stakeholders (eg. Principal Investigators, Study Co-ordinators, pharmacists).

This role provides a solid grounding for a career in Clinical Research. Main responsibilities are to provide operational support to the clinical teams conducting these studies. In addition, providing general administration to the department. Other responsibilities include:

  • Compilation of necessary trial documentation for submission to ethics and governance committees.
  • Collection of essential documents for study start up.
  • Assist with trial maintenance and close out activities.
  • Assist with project management of key activities within a study.
  • Actively participate in the Quality Management processes within the department.

About GSK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led healthcare company, with a proud history in Australia dating back to 1886. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Preventing and treating disease is challenging and inspiring work. We support, develop and reward the people that make-up our talented workforce. Our diverse business is made up of distinct areas: Pharmaceuticals (including vaccines) and Consumer Healthcare.

Why work for GSK?

  • Gain real work experience that will put you at a competitive advantage to your peers.
  • Work in a highly collaborative, supportive work culture with people who enjoy what they do.
  • Gain additional training outside of your work.
  • Be a part of a community of other IBL students & form real friendships.

How can you apply?

  1. Click Apply Now

  2. In your application you must include your Australian work right status, University name, Bachelor Degree, expected completion date and current stage of degree. Applications without this information will not be considered.

  3. Please note, eligibility criteria states you must be in the penultimate year of your Bachelor degree, in the relevant discipline. Full Australian working rights are required prior to application.

  4. Visit http://au.gsk.com/en-au/careers/students/ to find out more about GSK program.

Any specific questions can be made directly to Sarah Wilde at GSK at [email protected]

Applications close 25 August 2017.

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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