Research Integrity Officer

Darlington, Australia
$100,032 to $108,979 + 17% superannuation
13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Apply your research administration knowledge and experience to work within the Research Integrity Team at the University of Sydney!
  • Full time, fixed term contract until 30th March 2024
  • Base Salary $100,032 to $108,979 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Research Integrity Team are looking for an exceptional Research Integrity Officer to join them for a 1-year contract! This team is committed to working with researchers at the University of Sydney to assist with conducting their studies in accordance with the relevant legislation, codes, and guidelines.

As a Research Integrity Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the operations of the research integrity group. You will provide administrative and executive support in the management of research related complaints and allegations in accordance with relevant policies.

Reporting to the Research Integrity Manager, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide high-level support for the operations of the research integrity office, managing research integrity complaints and allegations of research misconduct
  • develop professional relationships with the university community and with key stakeholders
  • formulate and implement processes to streamline aspects of research integrity processes
  • handle general enquiries about research integrity via email, telephone or face-to-face
  • advise and guide researchers about responsible research practice
  • champion key initiatives to build a culture of responsible research practice.

About you

  • tertiary qualification in a relevant field and extensive relevant experience (e.g. in an administration or research support role)
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication coupled with strong problem-solving skills
  • an understanding of the range of issues relating to research in the Australian higher education system
  • high level analytical skills and the ability to troubleshoot and proactively address complex issues
  • demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritise workload and work within agreed timelines
  • knowledge of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, related policies and an understanding of the regulatory environment governing research integrity, or the ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly
  • experience delivering effective communications to a variety of stakeholder groups, including the preparation of formal reports.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Monday 20 March 2023 11:59 PM

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