Research Ethics Officer (Human)

Job no: 512015
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Administration, Education, HEO6

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(HE06) $82,879 - $89,525 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term contract until December 2024 available for a Human Research Ethics Officer within the Division of Research and Innovation.

Working under general direction, this role provides administrative support in relation to the University’s human research ethics applications, including providing secretarial support to human research ethics committees and sub-committees with regards to arranging minutes, preparing agendas, policy papers and follow up actions. 

This role requires someone who is a service-oriented team player with strong organisational and administrative skills. You will be responsible for the collection and submission of relevant reports to statutory bodies and contributing to the development of the ethics processes, web site and information systems and responding to internal and external queries.

To be successful you will need:

  • General understanding of research and familiarity with, and knowledge of, codes, legislation and standards relating to human research ethics.
  • Demonstrated reliability in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Ability to use initiative and judgement, instigate and undertake tasks with minimum supervision and work effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated capacity to evaluate and interpret complex rules, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritise competing demands and maintain work accuracy and attention to detail in a pressured environment.
  • Demonstrated experience providing high-level administrative support, including servicing committees.

The successful candidate should have high level interpersonal and written communication skills and proficiency in software applications.

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. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

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 have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 18 June 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Monica Kerr
Director, Research Ethics, Compliance and Integrity | Innovation and Commercialisation Services
P: +61 (8) 8313 6113

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The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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