Senior Coordinator, Research Ethics and Biosafety

La Trobe University
February 18, 2024
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Senior Coordinator, Research Ethics and Biosafety

Job No.: 566964

Work type: Continuing

  • Full Time, Continuing / located at La Trobe University's Bundoora Campus
  • Generous package, including 17% Superannuation and a range of employee benefits
  • Demonstrate superior knowledge of Ethics Guidelines & Biosafety legislative requirements & be proactive in the promotion of research integrity across the University.
  • About the position

    The Senior Coordinator, Research Ethics and Biosafety will provide expert advice and guidance in Human Research Ethics and other relevant research policy and legislation to key research stakeholders including the University's Human Research Ethics Committees and the Low-risk Ethics Advisory Panel and senior management. They will have thorough knowledge and experience of the relevant legislation and guidelines around the human research, including relevant privacy legislation and clinical trials requirements. They will also have a broader knowledge of other areas of ethics and biosafety and be pro- active in the promotion of research integrity across the University.

    Working within the Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety Team the incumbent will provide a seamless and holistic service for key research stakeholders. This includes; in addition to work on human research ethics, contribution of knowledge and experience for the animal ethics and biosafety areas as well as working with three Ethics Advisors to best support the Team and the administrative needs of the Human Research Ethics Committees and the Low-risk Advisory Panel.

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Ethics, Integrity, and Biosafety some of your duties will include:

  • Responsibility for providing executive-level advice and, in conjunction with the Human Research Ethics Committees, implementing University-wide policy changes on relevant human research ethics policy and guidelines.
  • Advising the Human Research Ethics Committees and the Low-risk Advisory Panel and serving as the first point of contact for Chairs and Members of the Committees.
  • Responsibility for the development, documentation and implementation of clear processes and procedures for decision-making and the management of project applications over the whole life cycle. This includes following up Human Research Ethics Committees and the Low-risk Advisory Panel decisions, providing policy advice, conducting investigations (under the guidance of the relevant Chairs) and working on the development and implementation of Information Technology Solutions for application and data review and management.
  • Responsibility for efficient and effective administration of the Human Research Ethics Committees and the Low-risk Advisory Panel including recruiting new members and streamlining systems and processes.
  • Responsibility for oversight of governance, compliance and policy advice in Human Research Ethics.
  • Skills & Experience

  • A postgraduate degree, research experience and five (5) years human ethics experience and/or equivalent human research ethics experience, preferably in the high education sector setting, and track record in providing trusted advice to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation and regulatory requirements for human research ethics and experience in liaising with internal and external agencies regarding reporting, monitoring and auditing requirements.
  • Extensive experience in managing ethics committees, including appointments, terms of reference and operating procedures, in an academic or other relevant environment.
  • Ability to develop training materials and coordinate and deliver effective training to stakeholders relevant to human research ethics across multiple academic areas.
  • Demonstrated experience of implementing and advising on policy and procedures in human research ethics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to manage consultative relationships with key research stakeholders in relevant areas.
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills with capability to manage and lead staff to foster a cohesive and effective team and managing workflows.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site childcare facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: Sunday 18th February, 2024 @ 11:55pm

    Position Enquiries: Position Enquiries: Vivienne Moyle, Senior Manager Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety, Email: [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Vicki Stavrou, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Email: [email protected], Phone: (03) 9479 5191

    Position Description below:

    PD-Senior Coordinator Research Ethics and Biosafety 02.02.2024.pdf

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • A Cover letter;
  • An up-to-date resume and;
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria located in the position description.
  • This opportunity is open only to applicants who hold the full rights to work in Australia".

    Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future
  • All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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