Manager, Research Ethics, Integrity & Biosafety

Swinburne University of Technology

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HEW 8: $97,837 $105,518 + 17% superannuation
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Full time (part time applications from 0.7 to 1.0 FTE will be considered), ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus

We are looking for an innovative individual to come join as our new Manager, Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety in 2020.

About the Job
Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in its 2020 Research and Innovation Strategy. As part of this agenda, a strong research culture built on the ethical conduct of research and integrity is essential.

The Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety team at Swinburne University provides ethics, integrity and biosafety advice, support and service to researchers and to relevant ethics committees to support the research and innovation enterprise.

In this role you will be responsible for leading and managing a small team of research management professionals that provides ethics and integrity services, training and education for researchers in conjunction with other University Divisions and teams as well as managing relationships with external stakeholders.

You will be outward facing, innovative in your approach, consultative and will have a deep knowledge of the ethics, integrity and biosafety policy and legislative requirements landscape and will provide leadership, strategic surveillance and expert advice to senior University management.

You will work closely with other staff and teams in Swinburne Research and the University to support the research enterprise.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About Research & Development
Help drive real change with our Research and Development function. Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in our 2025 Strategic Plan – to become an internationally renowned institute in digital research, a digital disruptor and an accelerator of innovation.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A relevant postgraduate qualification or an undergraduate degree with extensive experience in research ethics and integrity management or leadership.
• Demonstrated knowledge of relevant research policy and implementation of successful organisation-wide policy, compliance and legislative requirements including detailed understanding and knowledge of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader of a professional team, exercising formal and informal leadership as appropriate on major change initiatives, including workflow planning and staff supervision and performance development, in a busy environment.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

• Participate in regular staff and management development programs
• Private health insurance discounts
• Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff
• Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Tania Bezzobs -
Executive Director (Research Office) via email on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 1st March 2020.

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