Purchasing and Finance Officer

Purchasing and Finance Officer

• Part time role (3 days spread over 4 days per week)
• ERP experience similar to Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and Paramount Workplace requisition desirable
• Generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per annum

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) is a leader in the development of experimental and breakthrough cancer treatments. We investigate and develop treatments for cancers of the breast, bowel, lung, melanoma, prostate, liver, gastrointestinal tract and brain. ONJCRI is integrated within the ONJ Cancer Centre, with research laboratories only metres away from where patients are cared for and receive treatment. This inspires and enables the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into clinical trials leading, to new and better cancer treatment.

About the position

We are currently looking for a self-motivated and highly organised Purchasing and Finance Officer to join our friendly team. You will be responsible for providing superior customer service to the researchers and support staff of ONJCRI to ensure that their purchasing needs are met in an effective and timely manner.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Responsible for processing of the ONJCRI’s purchase orders, including placing orders, reviewing the orders, printing of supporting documentation and responding to queries in relation to orders/delivery from internal and external parties.
  • Responsible for processing delivery documentation including matching purchase orders to delivery dockets and recording in the purchase order system.
  • Liaising with vendors for improved turnaround times.
  • Assessing requisitions and batching orders for cost reduction on freight charges.
  • Maintain ongoing adequate supplies of stock within the storeroom and undertake stocktake processes including usage analysis reports.
  • Maintain and update inventory data including product information and pricing in purchasing software.
  • Assist in negotiations on pricing and monitoring of expenditure.
  • Liaison and requisition of goods from Austin Health stores.
  • Ordering all office stationery.
  • Booking of couriers.
  • Provide support for the administration area as necessary.

About you

We are looking for a person with a proven track record of meeting deadlines in a highly efficient and proactive manner. Demonstrated experience in a purchasing/finance support role is required as is the capacity to learn new processes and skills. A strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills and sound organisational and time management skills are a must! Experience with Great Plains Accounting Software and Paramount Workplace Requisitions system would be considered highly advantageous.

To apply:

To apply, forward your cover letter and CV with 2 referees and quoting reference number ONJCRI-065/2021 to Tom Witkowski, Assistant Laboratory Manager, at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date: Tuesday 26 January 2021

Due to anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 


Clinical Research Associate

Clinical Research Associate

Full time or part time and Fixed Term

  • Exciting role within Australia’s premiere site for clinical trials
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible hours/ Full or Part time

About the position

The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) will facilitate the implementation, conduct, completion and reporting of clinical studies sponsored by the ONJCRI. This includes trial monitoring, ongoing trial administrative support, and maintaining positive and transparent relationships with key stakeholders including sponsors, contract research organisations, clinicians and government/regulatory bodies. This is a great opportunity to join a team dedicated to research excellence and contribute to improvement in the lives of those affected by cancer.

About you

The successful candidate will have substantial experience in clinical research as a Clinical Research Associate in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent and strong project management experience including budgetary management.

Essential Criteria:

  • Three to five years of highly competent clinical trial management experience
  • Demonstrated trial planning and management skills and the ability to independently initiate the tracking, troubleshooting and reporting of trial KPIs in assigned portfolio
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • High attention to detail with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Personal confidence to liaise with a variety of health and research professionals
  • Tertiary qualification in a health or science field
  • Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice, regulatory, ethical, privacy and other relevant guidelines and legislation relating to clinical trial conduct

Desirable Criteria (at least one of the following):

  • Understanding of medical terminology, ideally in oncology
  • Experience with monitoring data for safety and adverse events
  • Data analysis skills and/or experience with Redcap

Tertiary qualified (preferably in Health Sciences, RN or equivalent) you will have an outstanding ability to multitask with exceptional organisational and time management skills.  Your excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills ensure that all key stakeholder requirements are met and you will contribute significantly to the successful completion of the clinical studies in a timely manner.

As an ONJCRI staff member, you will have access to generous benefits including salary packaging of $18,550 per annum and flexible working arrangements.

To apply:

Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-064/2020 to Dr Jodie Palmer, Clinical Project Manager, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au