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Research Ethics Officer

Department of Regional NSW - Tablelands, NT

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin


  • Full-time ongoing opportunity
  • Located in Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Queanbeyan or Dubbo

The Chief Scientist’s Branch of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is currently looking for a Research Ethics Officer to join a dynamic team that is passionate about ensuring ethics and integrity are upheld in science and research across the state.

In this critical role, you will be responsible for providing both technical and executive support to the Department’s animal ethics committees by:

  • Organising animal ethics committee meetings, agendas, papers, minutes, and follow-up actions as required
  • Interpreting and communicating to stakeholders our Departmental policy, legislation, and subordinate legislative instruments
  • Contributing to the evaluation of the effectiveness of NSW DPI's animal ethics committees
  • Reviewing research ethics applications and providing advice to researchers on compliance and related issues
  • Enhancing animal and human research ethics processes and systems across NSW DPI

For more information about the position, please review the role description.

About You:

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Degree qualifications in animal/veterinary science, biological science, or a related discipline
  • A passion for and comprehensive understanding of research ethics, particularly animal ethics
  • An ability to understand, apply and communicate legislation and complex content
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines, and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Current driver's licence and ability and willingness to travel
  • Experience in the provision of high quality, professional Committee support will be highly regarded

About Us:

The Chief Scientist’s Branch (CSB) enhances NSW DPI’s capacity to deliver world-class science and innovation. The CSB is responsible for:

  • Enhancing science excellence
  • Advancing research integrity and ethics
  • Fostering DPI’s ability to deliver strategic and industry-focused science outcomes for NSW
  • Influencing state and national science policy
  • Providing advice and reports to the Executive, Minister, and NSW Government on strategic science issues.

How to Apply:

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume (ideally no more than 5 pages) and a brief cover letter (ideally no more than 1 page) outlining your qualifications, skills, and experience and how they directly relate to this position.

PLEASE NOTE: The salary range for this position is $64,779pa to $124,413pa (commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience, as outlined in the Crown Employees (Department of Industry, Skills, and Regional Development) Professional Officers Award and the NSW DPI Professional Officer Progression Criteria) plus superannuation.

Closing Date:  Friday 26th February 2021 @ 11:55pm

For further information please contact Liette Vandine, Team Leader Research Ethics & Quality on 02 8838 7821.

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Inclusion and Flexible Working:
We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments, including working part-time or working from different locations. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We understand that everyone is different and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.