Gene Technology and Radiation Safety Research Compliance Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Research Ethics & Compliance Support (RECS) 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 areas. Committees include the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and its Human Research Ethics Advisory Panels (HREAPs), the Animal Care & Ethics Committee (ACEC), the Gene Technology Research Committee (GTRC), and the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). RECS also coordinates other research compliance areas such as export controls, drone use and biosecurity facilities.

About the role

  • $93K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Full-time 35 hours per week

The Gene Technology & Radiation Safety Research Coordinator (GT & RS) will oversee the compliance and support for the GTRC & RSC, including providing specialist advice to all relevant stakeholders on gene technology & radiation safety compliance matters in accordance to the relevant legislations. The Coordinator will also be critical in providing ongoing improvements to relevant processes and resources for researchers, including web resources and online training material and be fully immersed in a paperless environment. The incumbent also works in close liaison with the University’s Biosafety Coordinator and Radiation Safety Officer to ensure research compliance across the University.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, with a depth of subsequent experience in a research environment
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and implementing improvements to business processes and regulatory compliance in the higher education sector
  • High level analytical and creative problem-solving skills that can be applied to the assessment of research applications
  • Demonstrated high-level capacity to interact with stakeholders within a research environment to provide expert advice on research compliance
  • High-level knowledge of legislation related to research compliance and skills to interpret accordingly.
  • Proven ability and willingness to provide secretariat support to committees according to the highest standards of record management and working within a paperless, electronic environment, and to manage other staff to support these activities
  • Exceptional digital skills including design & maintain websites and online training courses
  • Proven ability to provide strategic advice on legislation, policies and procedures within a research management environment
  • 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.


Kim Symons, Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: (61 2) 9385 0670

Applications close: 6 Jan 2019

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