Manager in Research Ethics/Integrity and Biosafety

Boroondara, Australia
15 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Attractive salary plus generous staff benefits
  • Newly created opportunity in our Swinburne Research team
  • Full-time, ongoing position based in Hawthorn

About Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. We have an emphasis on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social goals.

About the job

Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in its 2020 Research and Innovation Strategy. As part of this agenda, a strong research culture built on the ethical conduct of research and integrity is essential and we have created a role to manage and lead this capability.

The Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety team at Swinburne University provides ethics, integrity and biosafety advice, support and service to researchers and to relevant ethics committees to support the research and innovation enterprise.

As our Manager, Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety, you will be responsible for leading and managing a small team of research management professionals that provides ethics and integrity services, training and education for researchers in conjunction with other University Divisions and teams as well as managing relationships with external stakeholders.

You will be outward facing, innovative in your approach, consultative and will have a deep knowledge of the ethics, integrity and biosafety policy and legislative requirements landscape and will provide leadership, strategic surveillance and expert advice to senior University management. You will work closely with other staff and teams in Swinburne Research and the University to support the research enterprise.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification or an undergraduate degree with extensive experience, education or training in research ethics or integrity management or leadership.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant research policy and implementation of successful organisation-wide policy, compliance and legislative requirements including detailed understanding and knowledge of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
  • Demonstrated experience with the management of Ethics Committees and reporting requirements and in managing, investigating and reporting breaches of responsible research conduct.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: 

How to apply 

To start an application click on apply at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Tania Bezzobs (Executive Director (Research Office) on +613 9214 5268. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 33548

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 29th January 2018

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