Research Integrity Officer

Melbourne, Australia
06 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: University Services
Department/School: Department of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
Salary: $88,171 - $95,444 (HEW 7)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - 17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client-centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements, and acts as a shared services function within the University of Melbourne.

About the role

The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity is expanding with three exciting new opportunities to work within the dynamic Research Integrity team as a Research Integrity Officer. We are seeking passionate and innovative individuals with a strong interest in research to support the University’s commitment to the responsible and ethical conduct of research.

With these newly created positions is the opportunity to contribute to the work of the Office in one of three distinct ways: through the delivery of education and training in research integrity to academic, professional staff and students; through the implementation and provision of ongoing user-support for the University’s text-matching software; and through support of University processes for receiving complaints about research conduct. Working closely with members of the Research Integrity Team, you will be responsible for providing high quality business support in one of these functions.

To be successful in this role you will be passionate about supporting research, with a focus on ensuring its trustworthiness and quality through the application of national and international standards for research integrity. You will bring with you a high level knowledge of best practices in the responsible conduct of research and a proven track record of influencing and engaging others. Your stakeholder focus and specialist knowledge will ensure you build strong working relationships in a rewarding and collegiate environment whilst making a positive contribution to research.

In applying for one of these new positions, please indicate your preference for working in one of the three principal functions described above.

About you

You will have:

  • A relevant tertiary degree with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of principles of research ethics and the responsible conduct of research as applicable both nationally under the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (and associated guidelines) and internationally.
  • High level service orientation, demonstrated ability to manage a wide range of stakeholders and experience working collaboratively within a team and across organisational boundaries.
  • Highly developed skills in written and verbal communication and proven ability to clearly communicate complex information and ideas in a succinct and concise way for a broad audience of stakeholders.
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality, prioritise workloads and act effectively to manage competing priorities and complete tasks within strict timelines.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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Position Description

Advertised: 06 Feb 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 Mar 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time