Clinical Research and You

Give people better opportunities to access new medicines and therapies. Become part of the greater Australian and New Zealand Clinical Research Network

How do we give people a better chance of living longer, staying healthy for as long as possible and living life to the full?

Since research started in the age of enlightenment to the present technological age, we have doubled our life expectancy. In 1841, a 5-year old could expect to live 55 years. Today, a 5-year old should live to 82.

Providing access to new medicines and medical procedures along with greater awareness of lifestyle choices empowers people to make informed decisions that deliver better health expectancies.


Designing and managing research projects.

Igniting the conversations between the client, specialist and patient.

Getting all the information we can find to help the fight.

We're dedicated to good clinical research practice that ensures the safety and care of our patients and the efficacy of therapies.

Clinical Research people
  • Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA)
  • Clinical Research  Associate (CRA)
  • Senior Clinical Research Associate (SCRA)
  • Regulatory Associate
  • Senior Regulatory Associate
  • Project Coordinator / Lead
  • Director Project Management
  • Director Clinical Operations
  • Director Quality Assurance
  • Managing Director

  • Bridging the gap between patient and community.
  • Informing society about better ways to improve the health and care of patients.
  • Replacing fear and stigma with understanding about disease.
  • Keeping up to date with new and better ways to treat and care for patients.
  • Supporting patients during care.
Specialist Research people and places

Therapeutic Experts
Study Nurse
Study Coordinators
Principle and Sub Investigators
General Practitioner
Local Health and speciality clinics

Participant / Patient

Respecting everyday people from all walks of life, culture and belief who have personal and or altruistic reasons for becoming a participant in a clinical research project.

There are different types of studies that discover better ways to improve people’s health and wellbeing.
  • Intervention studies look for better treatments for the root cause of a disease as well as finding better ways to treat the condition. The studies discover new treatments or ways to provide care.
  • Prevention studies test ways of preventing people from getting a certain disease or condition.
  • Diagnostic and screening studies look for better and more efficient ways to diagnose diseases.
  • Behavioral research tries to figure out how behaviors are related to a many different diseases or conditions, and how these behaviors can be changed.
  • Quality of life studies try to find better ways to improve the quality of life for people who have a disease or condition.
  • Observational studies follow individuals over time (weeks, months or years) to see how their health changes.

Research Careers and Vacancies

Business Development Associate

Date posted: June 2019

Pharmaceutical Solutions is an independent Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) with over 19 years of providing a quality driven service to their clients in Australia and New Zealand. PSL is dedicated to excellence in clinical research and proud of the contribution their team makes to improve people's health in this region.

PSL strategic plan is to drive growth and to fulfil this, the need for a dedicated full time Business Development Associate (BDA) is required.
The BDA role is key to the ongoing success of PSL.  The BDA will demonstrate the ability to foster relationships with potential new and existing clients, focusing on the deliverables and the provision of quality services.
This is a new role and will require an individual committed and ready for the challenge, as there will be high expectations on delivery.  There will also be the need for travel both domestically and internationally.
Reporting to the Managing Director, under limited direction you will:

  • undertake research into market segments to identify new business opportunities
  • develop strategies to support the implementation of new business opportunities
  • develop and foster strong relationships with business partners
  • develop and maintain close working relationships with key opinion leaders
  • develop and maintain project documentation
  • update and maintain information on departmental databases
  • monitor progress of specific projects
  • liaise with internal and external stakeholders, provide advice and assistance

Experience and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role
  • A healthcare background desirable, with experience in a CRO, Pharma or Medical Device organisation or equivalent role in business development would be highly regarded.
  • Sound understanding of GCP requirements and the NZ and AU clinical research environments 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop relationships at all levels of industry
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to gather, interpret and share information effectively
  • A strong desire to develop genuine partnerships with external partners
  • Demonstrate ability to make high-level decisions
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

The BDA will receive a competitive salary and benefits package dependent on experience and results achieved.
PSL would prefer the candidate to be located in New Zealand or Australia but would consider the US for the right candidate.
Please send a covering letter and a CV when applying for this role to Petro de Wet (
A job description can be provided on request.