Research Integrity Project Officer

Sydney, Australia
$92Kp.a. plus leave loading and up to 17% superannuation
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Integrity

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Portfolio

  • Play a key role in providing administrative and executive support for the management of research related complaints and allegations
  • Full-time continuing
  • Remuneration package: HEO7 base salary $92Kp.a. plus leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Research Integrity Manager, the Research Integrity Project Officer will be responsible for supporting the operations of the research integrity group. They will provide administrative and executive support in the management of research related complaints and allegations in accordance with relevant policies. The occupant of this position will play a key role in streamlining and improving processes, supporting reporting requirements and project management of key initiatives to build a culture of responsible research practice.

In this position, you will:

  • provide high level administrative and executive support for the management of research related complaints and allegations of research misconduct in accordance with University policy and with the requirements of funding agencies and other relevant organisations
  • initiate and develop professional relationships with the university community and with key stakeholders to provide a focused, effective service
  • develop and implement records management and reporting mechanisms for complaints and complaint management
  • formulate and implement processes to streamline aspects of research integrity processes.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Research Integrity Project Officer who possesses:

  • a degree in a scientific, medical or legal field and extensive relevant experience (e.g. in an administration or research support role)
  • excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver effective communications to a variety of stakeholder groups
  • analytical and problem-solving skills
  • ability to troubleshoot and proactively address issues. Demonstrated ability to plan and to work within agreed timelines. Demonstrated project management skills will be highly regarded
  • skills in using computer-based information systems and record keeping
  • the ability to exercise a high level of initiative, tact and discretion in dealing with confidential matters

About us

The DVC Research Portfolio currently includes six groups that support the DVCR and researchers to achieve the University's research goals:

  • Research Strategy and Policy Framework coordinates policy advice and projects, and provides secretariat support to DVCR committees;
  • Research Development and Collaboration provides strategic and technical support to researchers applying for funding so as to optimise successful outcomes; and supports the development of collaborative research infrastructure and mechanisms to facilitate collaborative research initiatives;
  • Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships develops and manages processes for disseminating and transfer knowledge from University research, including protecting Intellectual Property and commercialization;
  • Research Grants and Contracts develops and manages systems for efficient and effective management of research funding applications, drafting, negotiating and entering into research and related agreements and post-award requirements imposed by funding bodies and contractual obligations so as to optimise successful outcomes;
  • Research Integrity and Ethics Administration develops and mages processes foe Ethics approvals (human animal), and Laboratory Animal Services;
  • Research Reporting, Analysis, Data & Systems develops and manages data capture and analysis, and coordinates development of IT systems to support business requirements.

The DVC Research Portfolio provides oversight for the governance and operations of the Charles Perkins Centre, The Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) and the Australian Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology.

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 more than 6,000 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 candidate information pack 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 to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

 Closing date: 11.30pm Thursday 22 November 2018.

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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