Position Available: Senior Research Optometrist

Brien Holden Vision Institute are seeking a Senior Research Optometrist to undertake clinical research works under the Clinical Research and Trials Centre (CRTC).

This is a full time position offering 38 hours/week, with shifts allocated between 8am – 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

To apply for this role you must be eligible to work in Australia.

To undertake clinical research according to company SOPs and regulatory requirements to achieve Project, Organisation and Sponsor objectives.

  • Seeing participants for clinical trial visits
  • Assist in the development of essential documents and oversee submissions to HREC
  • Ensure trials are running to agreed milestones and deliverables whilst maintaining good relations and regular contact with Sponsors
  • Ensure trials are conducted to the highest standards, in accordance with company SOPs and with local regulations and ethical requirements
  • Liaise with Biostatistician to analyse study data for generation of reports, papers, presentations etc and assist with collation and reporting of clinical information
  • Update on the status and report findings to the study team, relevant CRTC personnel and also during conference calls, industry updates and scientific meetings
  • Preparation of background material for presentations
  • Maintain concordance
  • Out of hours on call rotating roster
  • Provide study visits at all BHVI optometric clinics
  • Willingness to work extended hours (after-hours/weekends) occasionally on an as needed basis
  • All staff members must be familiar with, and observe the standards contained in, the Organisation’s Code of Conduct, values, policies and the five Organisation Goals
  • Other relevant duties as may be required
  • Maintenance and calibration of CRTC equipment


  • Optometric Qualification

Related Experience

  • Australian registration
  • Minimum four years contact lens experience – either in practice, research or educational environments
  • Excellent optometric clinical skills
  • Computing skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Experience working in a busy optometric clinic/practice
  • Experience in a research environment
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice principles
  • Bilingual (e.g. Chinese, Vietnamese, etc.)

Knowledge and Attributes

  • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with changing demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently, with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise effectively and work well under pressure
  • Proactive behaviour
  • Understands and applies WH&S principles
  • Understands and applies EEO/AA principles

Please review the position description before applying.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and CV to Linda Puckeridge, Executive Director People & Culture, l.puckeridge@bhvi.org.

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