Research Governance Officer – The Kirby Institute

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    University of New South Wales
    High St, Kensington, Australia
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Job Description:

Research Governance Officer – The Kirby Institute

  • Employment Type: Part-time (14 hours per week)
  • Duration: 12 month fixed term contract
  • Remuneration: $106,351 - $115,103 Full time equivalent, salary will be pro-rata + 17% Super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid working, work from home and from UNSW Sydney campus)

About The Kirby Institute:

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

Why Your Role Matters:

As a Research Governance Officer, you will work to obtain new and ongoing human research ethics committee (HREC), governance, and data linkage approvals for several existing and new studies. The research includes studies of cervical cancer prevention, cancer risk after medically assisted reproduction, care and outcomes after a diagnosis of cancer of unknown primary site, and the care and outcomes of adolescents and young adults after a cancer diagnosis. You will provide administrative support to these studies and support the lead investigators to deliver on the research objectives, including reporting to funding agencies. You will be required to liaise with key internal and external stakeholders including ethics committees, data custodians, and data linkage units.

The role reports to the Head, Integrated Data for Health Equity Group and has no direct reports.

Who You Are:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Proven health research governance or health research project coordination experience at a minimum of 3 years, with an in-depth understanding of the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and other relevant guidelines and codes of practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying for Human Research Ethics Committee approvals; experience in health data linkage research would be an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail for deliverables produced.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​
  • Flexible working ​
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​
  • Progressive HR practices​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before 6 June at 11:55pm. To be considered for this role, your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: [email protected]

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.



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