Research Ethics and compliance Officer

The University of Adelaide
April 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$86,360 - $93,285
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Contract Type:Fixed-term full time
Working Time:Full time
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(HEO6) $86,360 - $93,285 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed-term full time contract until 31 December 2025

Research Services provides professional staff support services to the University's Research community in relation to competitive research funding/grant opportunities, research grant administration, applications and awards, research ethics, compliance and integrity management, research contract management and research related reporting and collections such as the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), and general and strategic advice to researchers and research leaders.

The Research Ethics and Compliance Officer, part of the Research Services Office of Research Ethics, Compliance, and Integrity (ORECI), is responsible for providing administrative support related to the University's human research ethics, animal research ethics, and biosafety compliance applications.

In this role, you will manage various aspects of research ethics, biosafety, and compliance application processes. This includes offering administrative support to the University's research ethics and compliance committees, handling the collection and submission of necessary reports to statutory bodies on behalf of the committees, maintaining and managing relevant records, contributing to the enhancement of ethics processes, website, and information systems, and addressing both internal and external inquiries. This position operates under general guidance.

To be successful you will need:

  • Understanding of the University sector and of related structures and processes in a research-oriented field.
  • Demonstrated experience providing high-level administrative support, including servicing committees and taking minutes.
  • Demonstrated capacity to evaluate and interpret complex rules, policies and procedures.
  • 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 ability to meet deadlines, prioritise competing demands and maintain work accuracy and attention to detail in a pressured environment.
  • High level interpersonal and written communication skills with experience in delivering a professional, client focused service to a range of stakeholders and providing advice.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in software applications including database packages and the ability to adapt quickly to changing IT environments.
  • Desirable

    9. Experience in ethics and compliance administration.


  • Degree qualification(s) in an appropriate field with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • 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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    How to Apply

    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, Tuesday 30 th April 2024

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

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Dr. Monica Kerr

    Director, Research Ethics, Compliance & Integrity E: [email protected]

    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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