Ethics Administrator

Sydney, Australia
Thursday, 16 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • An opportunity to provide operations support to the animal and human ethics committee
  • Located on the Camperdown/ Darlington campus
  • Full-time, fixed-term for 6 months with a base salary of $86,105 p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The primary function of the Ethics Administrator position is to carry out day-to-day operations of animal and human ethics research operations within the Research Integrity and Ethics Administration unit.

Reporting to the Animal Ethics Manager the Ethics Administrator will be responsible for:

  • secretariat operations of the Animal Ethics Committee and the Human Research Ethics Subcommittee including processing and preparing general correspondence to researchers regarding the decisions of these committees
  • advising on enquiries about animal and human research ethics applications and legislative requirements via email, telephone or face-to-face
  • maintaining systems to ensure all information in relation to animal and human research ethics protocols including new applications, progress reports, annual review and modifications is accurately stored

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Ethics Administrator who possesses:

  • tertiary education with experience; or extensive experience in administrative fields or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training
  • experience with servicing committees including committee processes and operations
  • demonstrated good organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • excellent computer skills including good working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Filemaker Pro (or similar) and familiarity or experience with electronic record keeping. A working knowledge of the University’s Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA) would be desirable
  • experience in working with scientific or medical terminology
  • knowledge of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes and/or the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans
  • familiarity with and understanding of, and/or experience working in the tertiary education sector and/or research
  • demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad range of people both inside and outside the University, including people from non-English speaking backgrounds

About us

The University of Sydney is committed to continued improvement in its research performance, maintaining its leading role within Australia and improving its competitive position internationally in order to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Australia and the wider world. To realize this vision the University is implementing strategies that will attract and nurture the brightest researchers and support them to undertake research that makes an original contribution to knowledge or understanding; focusing its research activities to create areas of critical mass and coordinate investment in key strategic research areas; aligning its organizational structure to support capabilities in key disciplines and cross-disciplinary areas; and building capacity to undertake many different kinds of research translation including intellectual property protection and commercialization.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2855/1219F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 22 January 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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