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Research Ethics Officer

Canberra, Australia
$89,134 - $102,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $89,134 - $102,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

  • Provision of high-quality, professional ethics advice and support critical University Ethics processes.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the ethical conduct of research and ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, and policies.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of business improvement initiatives.

Position Overview

The Research and Innovation Portfolio (the Portfolio) is responsible for the University's delivery of high-quality research outcomes and impact through industry and business engagement and strategic partnerships with Australian and international agencies, alliances and external partners that will enhance the University's strategic goals. The Portfolio is led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (DVCRI.)

The University Ethics Committees play an important role within the ANU research environment. Their objectives are to protect the health and safety of people, and the environment, by identifying and managing risks posed by or as a result of involvement of human participants in research, the care and use of animals for scientific purposes and by regulating certain dealings with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The University is bound by the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2023) and subsequent amendments, The Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013) and Gene Technology Act (2000).

The Research Ethics Officer provides high level support and advice to the Deputy Manager, and Manager-Research Ethics on all ethics (human, animal and rDNA) related aspects of the application processes. They facilitate the delivery of high quality, robust and flexible ethics services to staff and students, supporting the Deputy manager in the day-to-day operations of Ethics committee operation and application support.

For more information, please contact Research Ethics Manager, Cassandra du Boulay at E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on   

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 


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