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Clinical Research Nurse - Retinal Gene Therapy

Melbourne Metro, VIC


$ Commencing at $86, 666

Registered Nurse

  • Generous NFP salary packaging
  • Flexible work options
  • Friendly and supportive workplace culture

Needing a strong sense of making a difference and impact in your career – this position may be for you. As a member of a charismatic team, this role provides an opportunity to be directly involved in research that has the potential to save sight for people suffering vision loss from retinal disease.

This position is located within the Retinal Gene Therapy Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA). Our Unit is committed to investigating gene therapy as a potential sight saving treatment and this role will contribute to fostering key developments in this field. Our Unit is driven to help find cures for inherited forms of retinal disease.

Our Unit is led by Dr Thomas Edwards, a vitreo-retinal surgeon with international expertise in gene therapy trials (Oxford, UK) and Associate Professor Lauren Ayton, a clinician-researcher with expertise in clinical trial outcomes and vision restoration therapies.

This role offers the opportunity to work alongside surgeons, clinical trial coordinators, basic science researchers, clinicians and students. We are seeking a person with a nursing background however, applicants who have the required clinical skills from other backgrounds may be considered.


Join the team at the Centre for Eye Research Australia as a Clinical Research Nurse and become part of one of the world’s leading eye research institutes. CERA conducts research to discover the causes of eye disease, find new ways to detect and prevent vision loss and develop new treatments to save and restore sight.

To learn more about our work, please visit


About the role

  • Monitor participant safety in trials and studies which includes performing ECGs, vitals assessment and collection of information regarding any adverse events and reporting events as required
  • Collect biospecimens from research participants that includes phlebotomy, saliva and urine samples as per project protocol
  • Preparation of human samples for shipment to laboratories for analysis that includes processing samples (i.e. separating plasma and serum using a centrifuge), aliquoting samples (note, lab training can be provided and preparation of samples for shipment (following safe transport guidelines)


About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Degree in nursing which meets the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Competent clinical skills with the ability to learn new techniques and procedures


Working at CERA

We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded by contributing to an organisation that is focused on giving people living with eye disease a chance to save their sight.


How to apply

Submit a current resume and covering letter that details your interest and suitability for the role using the link below.

For more information or to submit a current resume and covering letter that details your interest and suitability for the the role, please click this link, or email


Applications Close:  Sunday 14 August 2022 11:30PM

Job Ad Reference CERA119
Date Listed 02 August 2022