Research Ethics Officer (Human)

Job no: 499531
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO6

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(HEO6) $77,316 - $83,548 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Continuing position

Provide professional specialist advice about human research ethics to the University’s research community and support the University committees with oversight of human research ethics.

Reporting to the Manager, Office of Research Ethics, Compliance and Integrity, the Research Ethics Officer (Human) is responsible for the provision of high-level administrative support in relation to the University’s human research ethics application processes. This includes the provision of executive and secretarial support to the Human Research Ethics Committee, its sub-committees and review groups.

The role provides integral support to the research activities of University staff and students by interpreting ethics and related guidelines and legislation, responding to internal and external enquiries and advising researchers, ethics committee members and others as relevant about ethics requirements and University procedures.

The Research Ethics Officer (Human) will also undertake activities to support and monitor compliance with ethics requirements and contribute to the development, review and implementation of committee processes and ethics related policies and strategies.

To be successful you will need:

  • An ability to provide high quality advice to a range of clients
  • Reliability in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters
  • The capacity to evaluate and interpret complex rules, policies and procedures
  • Experience in servicing committees
  • High-level interpersonal and written communication skills

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment. 

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Application close 5.00pm (ACST), 14 December 2018.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Leanne Mudge
Administration & Operations Officer, Research Services
P: +61 8 83135137

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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