10 Jul 2013

Position vacant: Clinical Research Fellow - HealthMap, InfectiousDiseases

aids-ribbonWork type: 0.5 EFT; Fixed term: Initial 12 months. Closing date 19 July 2013.

HealthMap is a 5-year NHMRC-funded Partnership Project, which is developing a novel approach to the care of people living with HIV. Within a framework of chronic disease self management, the project will evaluate in a large cluster randomised trial the effect on cardiovascular risk of an online environment with interactive health care plans and health coaching.
The project is a collaboration between Monash University; Alfred Health; the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS; the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine; Deakin, La Trobe and Flinders Universities; the Victorian Department of Health and NSW Ministry of Health.

The trial will begin in 2013 and continue until the end of 2015 with an expected 24 study sites and 1250 participants from across Victoria and New South Wales. It is expected that most sites will be general practices, with some sexual health centres and hospital outpatient clinics.

The Clinical Research Fellow will have day-to-day responsibility for the development and conduct of the HealthMap cluster randomised controlled trial. Under the supervision of the Project Director and together with a full-time Clinical Trial Coordinator, responsibilities of the position will include all clinical aspects of the trial; overseeing site selection, initiation and training; ensuring timely recruitment and high rates of retention; and ensuring clinical trial milestones are achieved.

Applicants should have a medical or other health care qualification, clinical or health services research experience and experience in the clinical care of people with chronic disease. The expectation is that the successful applicant will continue in the position until the end of the project. The position would be suitable for applicants wishing to pursue a PhD.

Enquiries: Dr Julian Elliott, Head of Clinical Research on julian.elliott@alfred.org.au or  0405704795

Applications: http://careers.baysidehealth.org.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=886721&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&lCategoryID=&sJobNo=healthmap&sKeywords=healthmap&stp=AW&sLanguage=en

Closing date: 19 July, 2013
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