Research Integrity Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The UNSW 2025 Strategy clearly states that UNSW is committed to world-leading research of the highest ethical standards and integrity, across the full spectrum of arts, built environment, business, design, law, social sciences, engineering, medicine and science. Research quality and knowledge exchange are amongst the University’s strategic priorities.

UNSW Conduct and Integrity sits within the Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic. UNSW Conduct and Integrity provides institutional leadership, governance, and service delivery in the areas of higher degree research and student integrity, student complaints and appeals and supports the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic in the management of academic staff complaints, academic staff integrity as well as the management of Public Interest Disclosures. The Office operates within a complex risk management and compliance framework of codes, policies, procedures and legislation. The work of the Office includes significant case management of complaints, investigations and appeals as well as education and training in relation to the responsible conduct of students and researchers (both academic and professional staff) at UNSW Sydney.

About the role

  • $85K - $91K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time 35 hours per week

The Research Integrity Unit is a small unit within UNSW Conduct and Integrity. The Unit specifically assists in managing complaints and research misconduct matters related to UNSW researchers and higher degree research candidates. The Unit is responsible for ensuring UNSW research is conducted with integrity, and provides support to the Director, UNSW Conduct and Integrity in case managing complaint and research misconduct matters, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) with research misconduct inquiry panels.

The Research Integrity Coordinator will provide a high level of administrative support and assistance to the Research Integrity Unit. The Research Integrity Coordinator will support the day-to-day operations of the Unit including maintaining case management records of complaints or concerns of research misconduct and assist with the preparation of documents and reports – this includes playing a vital role in the streamlining or improving processes of the Research Integrity Unit. The Research Integrity Coordinator will be required maintain a high level of tact and confidentiality at all times. 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Relevant degree and demonstrated experience as a paralegal/legal secretary, law enforcement/investigative officer; or in a complaints/case management in a regulatory, insurance, or banking environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high level administrative and case-management support in a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated effective organisational and time management skills, as well as the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to handle and maintain workplace confidentiality, exercise initiative, tact, sensitivity, respect, and sound judgment, especially in relation to dealing with sensitive, confidential and potentially controversial matters.
  • Demonstrated high level experience in the use of RAMS Records Management software or similar document management system.
  • Demonstrated written competence in drafting, proofing, amending and preparing routine correspondence and reports with a high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and build professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders and people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Visio.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in record management software.  Experience in the use of TRIM/RAMS would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative and cooperative member of a team.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


David Do, Manager, Research Integrity Unit 


T: (61 2) 9385 2784

Applications close: Monday 3rd Dec

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

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