• The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 25, 2021
Science Casual

Job Description:


Make a difference!

Expressions of interest are sought for membership to The University of Melbourne’s Human Research Ethics Committees.

We are currently seeking people interested in joining our Human Research Ethics Committee in the capacity of:

The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching, and engagement. The role of the ethics committees is to promote ethical human research, to protect the welfare of research participants and to foster research that benefits the community. Committee meetings are collegial and their function is to bring together all members’ views on the ethical implications of each research proposal.

Applicants should have an interest in and commitment to human research and an understanding of the principles underpinning ethical research.

About the role

Please find more detailed information in the attached Position Description:

Download File 0000004_Position_Description_Human Ethics Commitee Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Member.pdf

The appointment is for an initial period of twelve months. Members not currently employed by the University will receive an honorarium for their time. To be eligible for appointment you must also not be currently engaged in legally advising the University of Melbourne.

Members typically attend 11 monthly meetings throughout the year for which several hours preparation (reading and reviewing research applications) is required. In addition, members may sometimes be required to review applications outside of meetings. Meeting duration is 2 – 3 hours. Training will be provided.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply using the application link below. You will be asked to describe what you believe you can bring to the ethics committee and to provide your CV as well as the details of two referees who can be contacted by telephone.

For further information please contact:

Suzana Kovacevic
Manager, Human Research Ethics (STEMM)
Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, Research Innovation and Commercialisation
The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
T: 03 9035 7982 M: 0422 259 902 E:[email protected]