Position title
Project Manager

Southern Star Research is a leading Australian, privately owned, CRO based in Sydney. We specialise in providing clinical research services to a range of clients across the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Due to continued growth and a strong project pipeline, we’re looking for a talented Project Manager to join our team.  We’re recruiting in Sydney (office based) or Melbourne (home based) so if you’re interested in joining an innovative, exciting, Australian owned CRO, we’d love to talk to you.


Reporting to the Projects Director you’ll be responsible for:

Proactively managing all aspects of trial process including trial timelines, budgets, resources and vendor relationships;

Acting as the central point of contact for all client trial enquiries;

Preparing and managing project plans as well as implementing quality standards and risk mitigation strategies as required;

Managing a cross-functional project team through all phases of the clinical trial

Leading sponsor study start-up process, including kick off meetings, site selection as well as other various agreements and budgets;

Ensuring effective project plans are in place and operational for each trial within trial appropriate SOPs and ICH/GCP guidelines

Development and review of documents to ensure alignment with standard operation procedures and local regulations

Mentor project team members when needed


To be successful in the role, we’re looking for candidates with:

A minimum of 18 months in a project management role within CRO environment;

A solid understanding and knowledge of appropriate therapeutic indications as they relate to the conduct of clinical trials;

Early Phase experience

A sound knowledge and understanding of ICH-GCP;

Exposure to a broad range of trials across multiple therapeutic areas;

Ability to work independently

Appropriate tertiary qualifications in the medical, pharmaceutical or healthcare disciplines (MSc or PhD is highly desirable).

Job Benefits

Southern Star Research is a growing business and this is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career by gaining project experience across Phase I to IV of the clinical lifecycle, work across a range of different therapeutic areas, and join a business that is rapidly growing with room for future development opportunities.

We are innovative and we are not your average CRO.


If you’re interested in a home-based role (Melbourne) or office-based (Sydney), please use the "Apply Now" button to submit your application or please send your application to HR@southernstarresearch.com

We’re not accepting candidates from agencies and only those with appropriate working rights should apply.

Employment Type
Full Time
Job Location
Melbourne or Sydney
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Position: Project Manager

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