Research Integrity Officer

Sydney, Australia
$96,328 - $107,186 p.a.
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Part Time

Macquarie University is a workplace like no other. From our inception we have crossed traditional boundaries. We developed the first electronic calculator for people with vision impairment, wireless internet technology and the Macquarie Dictionary. We were the first university in Australia to introduce childcare on campus and the first to appoint a female Vice-Chancellor. We were founded to be different, and we have always been at the forefront of changes to the way we work, live and learn.

We are recognised globally as one of Australia's leading research universities. We recently earned a 5-star rating in the QS World Rankings, including the highest rating for employability. We have been among the top-rated employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index since it was founded 2010.  We are, definitively, a world-class university for students and staff. We're investing heavily in new buildings, courses and staff, and collaborating with businesses here and around the world including Cochlear Ltd, Intel and the CSIRO.

Our University is set on a wide, park-like campus, with all the facilities you would expect in a world-class CBD. With our new high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, excellent transport, and the newly expanded Macquarie Park shopping mall next door, Macquarie is a great place to work and relax.

The Ethics and Integrity Team assist Macquarie University to achieve its research goals by ensuring that research conducted at the University:

  • meets requirements relating to human and animal research ethics
  • meets high standards of integrity in complying with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) and the Macquarie University Code for the Responsible for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2014)

The Role

Reporting to the Research Integrity Officer, the successful applicant will respond to enquiries from researchers and staff across the university while providing comprehensive administrative support to the Research Integrity Officer and the Director, Research Ethics and Integrity.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain insight into interesting, dynamic and complex integrity matters and investigations while drawing on their administrative and coordination experience to provide support for investigative panels and training and workshop facilitators. The opportunity to set up, establish and improve administrative processes and to participate in integrity related project work will also be key components of this newly created role.  

This position would suit a proactive and motivated professional with excellent attention to detail, strong judgement and a commitment to the highest standards in service and professionalism.

 Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

  • Demonstrated experience working in administration preferably within a research or research related function or organisation
  • Experience in minute taking and providing comprehensive administration support to committees
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated service focus when dealing with and resolving customer enquiries
  • A strong track record in ensuring quality, accuracy and attention to detail while working across multiple channels, tasks and activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to discretion and maintaining confidentiality when dealing with sensitive issues or material


  • A background in science or the humanities and/or experience in a legal or ethics environment will be highly regarded 

Due to the nature of this appointment, the preferred candidate will be required to undergo a criminal history check.

Salary Package:  from $96,328 - $107,186 p.a. (pro-rata) (Level 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Part-time (14 hours/2 days per week), continuing

Enquiries: Dr Kandy White, Director, Ethics and Integrity via e-mail or +61 2 9850 7854

Applications Close: Sunday 2 April 2017 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.