Liver Research Manager - Liver Transplant Research
Come and work with New Zealand’s leading public health organisation- Te Toka Tumai, Auckland!
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
The Liver Research Unit at Te Toka Tumai (Grafton) has an exciting opportunity for someone experienced in Clinical Research to be appointed to the role of Research Unit Manager.
This is a full time, permanent position.
The Research Unit Manager works in partnership with Professor Gane, Principal Investigator and Clinical Lead for the Unit, a Research Nurse Coordinator, and Principal Investigators to provide leadership and to oversee the development, implementation and management of research activity within the Liver Research Unit (LRU) in the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit (NZLTU)
LRU has grown rapidly both in terms of footprint and staffing over the past 20 years to parallel the successful development of new therapies for previously untreatable liver diseases and liver cancer. LRU is located within the Auckland City Hospital Support Building in close proximity to the NZLTU. LRU has a newly commissioned daystay facility plus clinic rooms adjacent to the LRU offices. The team consists of Professor Gane and two other consultant hepatologists (as Principal Investigators), a Research Unit Manager, three Research Coordinators, a Research Assistant, a Research Nurse Coordinator, five Specialty Clinical Nurses, two Research Physicians (MOSS and Advanced Trainee), a Medical Scientist and a PhD student (advanced trainee in Gastroenterology).
LRU conducts Phase 2 and Phase 3 international clinical trials in many different hepatological conditions including metabolic (fatty) liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis (HBV and HCV), alcoholic liver disease, autoimmune liver diseases (including autoimmune hepatitis,and Primary Biliary cholangitis) and inherited liver diseases (Wilson’s Disease, alpha-1 antitrysin deficiency and Amyloidosis. LRU has become the largest site in the Asia Pacific region for clinical trials in both early (adjuvant) and advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, liver cancer),evaluating combinations of new small molecule and immunotherapies
LRU has also conducted many studies in patients before and after liver transplantation (including prevention and treatment of infections, rejection and recurrence of primary liver disease).
As lead site within New Zealand, LRU helps coordinate study set-up in other research sites in Christchurch and Wellington. The new Manager is encouraged to increase our collaboration with other sites, nationally and internationally
In addition to the pharmaceutical-funded studies, LRU will conduct Investigator Initiated and publicly funded research (Health Research Council, AMRF, NZGES Fellowships. The role provides operational management to oversee effective and efficient day to day operation of the research team with emphasis on the on-going sustainability of the research department, its reputation and economic resources.
For more information about the role and service, please contact Kristin Wilson, Business Manager – Liver Research Unit via email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
You will have sound clinical research knowledge and experience in managing a health professional team within a research environment and have the vision, drive, energy and passion for this role. You will demonstrate the ability to work in a complex health environment and has previous experience managing research budgets.
You will be an enthusiastic leader, committed to furthering yourself and your peers with the ability to role model the Te Toka Tumai values.
To know more about the role, please click here to view the position description.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. We are also an Accredited Employer with Immigration NZ (Please visit Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa for more information if you will be needing a Work Visa)
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.
For more information on what we offer, please click here.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
You can submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.
If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Kavitha John- Recruitment Consultant at KavithaJ@adhb.govt.nz to discuss how we can best support your application.