Manager, Research Integrity Investigations

University of Melbourne
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:$134,320 – $139,749
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Manager, Research Integrity Investigations

Job no: 0057442 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Department: Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) - Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) Salary: UOM 9 – $134,320 – $139,749 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Lead a growing team to manage complaints about responsible research conduct
  • Be a trusted advisor for senior University leaders
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!
  • About the Role Do you thrive in dynamic, complex environments, and lead with care, curiosity and attention to detail? We're seeking a dedicated and experienced investigations manager to lead our Research Integrity Investigations Team. You'll guide and support our investigators to navigate and provide strategic and regulatory advice to key stakeholders on potential breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

    Your impact will be demonstrated by prioritising staff well-being, rigorously adhering to our ways of working, and by ensuring outcomes are always procedurally fair.

    Collaborating with fellow leaders, you'll actively strengthen the University's culture of responsible research, fostering trust and transparency at every level.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Guide your team: Develop, coach, and mentor your crew, fostering service excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Steer investigations: Provide leadership and direction for breach matters, ensuring excellent service and adherence to policies. Oversee evidence, interviews, and reports, keeping stakeholders informed.
  • Empower panels: Offer technical expertise and draft correspondence for investigation panels, supporting senior stakeholders.
  • Master the landscape: Stay current on fairness principles, codes, funding requirements, and university policies for handling complaints and allegations.
  • Who we are looking for You dissect complex issues with sharp analysis and navigate sensitive matters with mature judgment. Engaging diverse stakeholders across the University and beyond, you influence and negotiate with ease. You ensure complex information is communicated with clarity, leaving audiences informed and engaged. You confidently manage diverse and competing matters, prioritising efficiently and delivering sound and defensible outcomes.

    You will also have:

  • A recognised and relevant qualification and relevant extensive experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and training in a complex environment.
  • Extensive experience leading and developing a team, with demonstrated ability to communicate key strategic objectives and to support staff to achieve organisational goals in a large and complex environment.
  • Possession of specialist investigations qualifications is highly desirable but not essential for the right candidate.
  • Demonstrated experience in the case management of assessments and investigations in a complex environment.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

    To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your new team - RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALISATION Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) is the central facilitator of research funding in the University, taking advantage of the full diversity of research funding opportunities. RIC provides services in four core areas - Research & Enterprise Development Support, Research Grants and Contracts, Business Development and Innovation, and the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity - all of which overlap and are delivered in an integrated manner to researchers and research partners.

    The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) provides expert advice, guidance and training to facilitate the ethical and responsible conduct of research. We partner with Chancellery and Academic Divisions to support multiple key areas of governance and oversight including: research integrity, human and animal research ethics, gene technology, biosecurity and biosafety, animal welfare, export controls, autonomous sanctions, quality assurance and clinical trials.

    What we offer you! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

    The University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Susan via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    Applications close: Thursday15th of February 2024 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

    Position Description: 2024-01-08 - Position Descritpion - Manager, Research Integrity Investigations - 0057442 (1).docx

    Advertised: 01 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 15 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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