Executive Officer in Health and Medical Ethics

Hobart, Australia
$73,913 to $ 80,807
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Executive Officer will provide high level reports to government agencies and support internal requirements including maintaining official records relating to the ethical review of research protocols, management reports and the production of official briefings and associated correspondence.

The Executive Officer is required to provide high level support and assistance in the management of research ethics at the University including:

  • Facilitating the ethical review and monitoring of research projects, including the preparation of agenda papers, minutes and associated correspondence.
  • The provision of high quality service to committees including coordinating member recruitment, induction and the provision of ongoing training and education and the provision of executive advice and support to the Chair.
  • The provision of specialist advice to researchers and research students to ensure submission of high-quality applications including the pre-review of low risk applications adverse incident reports, amendment and prior approval applications and, where possible, identify/remedy issues prior to review by the Ethics Chair.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the relevant Ethics module of the Research Management Database (RMDB) and management of official records of research ethics proposals, approvals and associated correspondence per university and statutory requirements.
  • Liaising with and preparing reports for external stakeholders, such as NHMRC, DHHS, DPIPWE and AHEC to ensure sound working relationships and cooperation across organisations and to contribute to national developments in research ethics management.

You will be employed on a full-time, fixed-term basis (ending October 2017).

To be considered, you will have:

  • A degree from a recognised tertiary institution in a relevant area or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, including in the production of statutory reports and the ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders.
  • Capacity to oversee the work of a small team with a defined area of specialisation, within a larger office environment.
  • Experience in providing executive support and advice to a committee and general experience of working within a governance framework.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage processes, initiate the development and implementation of policy and procedures, and achieve outcomes within agreed deadlines and with minimum supervision.

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $88484 comprising base salary within the range of $73,913 to $ 80,807 plus 9.5% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Adele Kay, Manager, Research Integrity & Ethics Unit (RIEU), Adele.Kay@utas.edu.au / (03) 6226 7479.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Monday, 5 December 2016.