Human Ethics Manager

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Integrity
DVC Research Portfolio
Reference no. 641/0317

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Full time continuing
  • Remuneration package: $148K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney administers the largest combined Animal and Human Ethics program in NSW, in support of research in the fields of medicine, science, social science and the arts. The Research Portfolio supports research at the University and enables the University to achieve its strategic goals for research through the provision of administrative services, technical advice and other initiatives. The role of the Research Integrity and Ethics Administration unit is to support the University’s strategic goals for research by ensuring that research activities meet ethical, regulatory and legal requirements and maintaining a high standard of research integrity at the University.

The primary function of the Human Ethics Manager is to lead the University’s human ethics operations and to develop and implement initiatives to ensure that human ethics services are aligned with strategic plans for research.  The role is responsible for sustaining successful relationships with and reporting to external regulatory bodies and ensuring compliance with state and federal legislation.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Human Ethics Manager who possesses:

  • experience leading and building teams within a complex regulatory environment.
  • the ability to provide strategic support and advice and to develop policies and procedures.
  • demonstrated skills as a change agent with proven ability to motivate and persuade others, to identify the need for change and to lead new initiatives, including externally generated changes.
  • knowledge of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in research Involving Humans.

Experience with and an understanding of the range of research conducted at a University including the regulatory environment, governance and risk management will be highly regarded.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 30 April 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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