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Research Ethics Executive Officer

Hawthorn, Australia
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Swinburne Research
  • Full time, fixed term (October 2025) position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Attractive HEW6 salary and benefits with flexible working options

About the Role 

Join Swinburne Research as a Research Ethics Executive Officer and become a vital part of our dynamic team. 

This role provides crucial research administration and support services with a focus on offering committee secretary support to various research ethics committees. Your expertise will be instrumental in guiding committee members, academic staff, and research students on ethical issues and protocols, contributing to the efficient and effective management of research ethics at the University. 

Additionally this role plays a key role in organising information workshops, training sessions, and continuously improving procedures and processes. 

This position is available for immediate commencement.

About You  

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Excellent organisational skills including the ability to prioritise to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Experience in providing secretariat support for committees, including preparation of agendas and minutes.
  • Ability to develop and use a range of problem solving and decision-making skills to ensure that tasks are effectively and professionally completed, to ensure high quality customer service.
  • Expertise in use of online content management and workflow systems and proficiency in generating reports from these systems.


  • An undergraduate degree with relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/ or education and training. (essential)
  • A postgraduate degree with a substantial research component and/ or additional training and qualifications in ethics or integrity. (desirable)

About Swinburne University of Technology 

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

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Applications Close: Sunday 16 June 2024, at 11.00pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 

As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant


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