Senior Coordinator Research Governance and Operations

La Trobe University
May 22, 2024
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Senior Coordinator Research Governance and Operations

Job No.: 567274

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 conducting compliance audits and risk-based monitoring of research projects
  • About the position

    The Research Office supports La Trobe University researchers, senior executive, academic leadership the Graduate Research School, 10 Schools and affiliates and Central & Support Services to facilitate excellent research outcomes for the University. The Office provides accurate and consistent advice and reporting, as well as flexible and efficient client services, with an emphasis on continuous business improvement. The Office serves to facilitate interactions between La Trobe University researchers and external partners – regulatory authorities, funding bodies, industry and government.

    The role of Senior Co-ordinator Research Governance and Operations will facilitate excellent research at La Trobe University by working with stakeholders across the university to develop, implement and manage governance structures to support the effective management of risk and compliance with industry standards and regulatory schemes. The appointee will focus on clinical trials and collaborative partnerships and promote the responsible conduct of research. The appointee will also develop and implement innovative solutions to improve the quality of operational processes to create a significant impact on the conduct of research, particularly in terms of streamlined processes achieving time savings for researchers.

    Some of your duties will include:

  • Drive a program of continual improvement in research ethics, integrity, biosafety and biosecurity governance and operations in consultation with academic and professional stakeholders across the University to strengthen research culture.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, implement and administer the Research Governance Framework and develop governance pathways and processes to support compliance with relevant legislation and codes of practice.
  • Maintain strong working relationships and provide high-level strategic support and advice on research governance to schools/divisions/departments requiring integration of a range of university policies and external requirements, to address significant challenges or unresolved issues, and an ability to achieve objectives operating within complex organisation structures.
  • Conduct research project audits including root cause analysis of issues, make recommendations, oversee corrective actions and reporting and improve practices.
  • Contribute to regular reporting and governance processes.
  • Continually adapt to the changing research landscape by developing strategic and creative solutions to emerging issues in governance and operations that promotes a dynamic research culture of excellence.
  • Skills & Experience:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and experience in a relevant field such as tertiary education management, research governance and ethics, compliance, or health, medical or clinical research.
  • In-depth knowledge of research methodologies and relevant requirements for conducting research (e.g. Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, ICH Guideline for Good Clinical Practice, best practice standards such as the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework, Therapeutics Goods Act 1989 and the Gene Technology Act).
  • Experience in identifying, developing and implementing streamlined processes, procedures and workflows within a policy framework and using creativity, technology and innovative methodologies to maximise efficiencies and contribute to strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, motivate, influence and build consultative relationships with key research stakeholders in relevant areas across institutions.
  • 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 child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Please note, only candidates who have full rights to work in Australia will be eligible for consideration

    Closing date: Wednesday 22nd May, 2024 @ 11:55pm

    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 Governance and Operations.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.
  • 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 the future
  • This is more than just a job. Working at La Trobe offers opportunities to demonstrate excellence and transform lives.

    Here, you'll join exceptional people, partners and communities, who power our operations with ambition and purpose.

    Our success can be attributed to its strong sense of community. We have a long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice; we are committed to providing a workplace where all staff feel valued, respected and supported to achieve their full potential. We strive to build a workplace where all employees of diverse backgrounds, abilities, experiences, sexuality, gender, religion and age are welcome, valued, respected and one that is representative of our community. We demonstrate our cultural qualities by holding ourselves accountable and creating a culture of trust and innovation while genuinely caring for one another.

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