Research Ethics Executive Officer

Swinburne University of Technology

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HEW Level 6: $80,752 $87,067 + 17% superannuation
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Full time, ongoing role, Hawthorn

About the Job
Swinburne Research has a exciting opportunity opportunity to join as a Research Ethics Executive Officer to play an integral role to the implementation and further development of the University’s administration of research ethics and includes developing and maintaining filing and other systems and databases. This role will also contribute to the organisation of information workshops and training, and the ongoing improvement of procedures and processes are also essential elements of the role.

You will provide effective research administration and support within Swinburne Research. A focus of the role is to provide committee secretary support to the various research ethics committees of the University. As part of the role, you will also provide advice and assistance to committee members, academic staff and research students on committee processes, protocols and ethical issues relating to their research.

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:
• An undergraduate degree with relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/ or education and training.
• Well developed interpersonal skills with an ability to deal with a wide variety of people, to identify needs and to impart knowledge in a professional manner
• Excellent organisational skills including the ability to prioritise to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to develop and use a range of problem solving and decision making skills to ensure that tasks are effectively and professionally completed, to ensure high quality customer service

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

• Participate in regular staff and management development programs
• Onsite health services
• Private health insurance discounts
• Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff
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 Astrid Nordmann – Research Ethics Coordinator 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 5pm on Monday, 9th March 2020.

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