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Senior Project Officer (Research Ethics)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Information Technology, Research Administration support

Why your role matters

  • High profile project:  gain valuable project management skills and expertise
  • $109,944 - $123,876 + $17% superannuation + annual leave loading
  • Full-time (35 hrs week), 18-month fixed term contract

Reporting to the Director Research Ethics & Compliance, you’ll use your knowledge and exposure to research ethics & compliance to support the successful implemention of a new online research ethics & compliance system. This can come either/or from your experience as an active researcher or research professional. You will be working with stakeholders across the University and affiliated Centres and Institutes to understand their ethics and compliance business needs, document these requirements to the internal project team and vendor to improve the quality of service delivery, perform user acceptance testing, collate feedback and adjust requirements, while contributing to the continuous improvement of business processes within the Division of Research & Enterprise. Additionally you’ll track progress and inform stakeholders with accurate reports and forecasts, as well as risks.

The Organisation

The Research Ethics & Compliance Support team coordinates committees and processes for research involving humans, animals, gene technology, radiation safety and research export controls and provides advice on legislative and other requirements in these areaa. The team also coordinates other research compliance areas such as the use of Schedule 4D, 8 and 9 substances, drone use, research export controls and biosecurity and leads the development of the policy environment for research ethics and compliance at the University.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day.

Who you are

You’re a researcher with post-graduate qualifications and/or a research professional with knowledge and exposure to research ethics & compliance, ideally with additional experience providing business analytical reports, coordinating technical projects, and supporting the maintenance and enhancement of online systems through requirements gathering, wireframing, and user acceptance testing. Your interest should be to translate ethics & compliance requirements into a user-friendly environment for all parties involved.

To Apply: If supporting the implementation of a new online research ethics & compliance system is of interest to you, please submit your CV and Cover Letter via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday 31st October 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).


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