Research Governance Officer
University of New South Wales

Clinical Trials Research Governance Officer

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

The Opportunity

  • Deliver high level compliance and governance support for clinical trials
  • Support the Human Research Manager and Director, Research Ethics Compliance
  • Full time continuing role 

The newly created role of Clinical Trials Governance Officer plays an important role within RECS. Primarily , the role will be supporting the Human Research Manager and the Director RECS to oversee the compliance and regulatory requirements needed to facilitate assessment, initiation and continued monitoring of clinical trials in accordance to Good Clinical Practice and relevant legislative and UNSW requirements. The Clinical Trials Governance Officer significantly contributes to strategic and operational projects across RECS to achieve the delivery of the Division of Research and Enterprise goals. The role reports to the Human Research Manager and has no direct reports.

The Organisation

Research Ethics & Compliance Support (RECS) is an integral part of the UNSW Division of Research and Enterprise. The team is responsible for providing oversight and guidance to the University in relation to compliance and legislative needs for research involving humans, animals, poisons and therapeutic drugs, gene technology, radiation safety, controlled biological agents, research export controls, drones, as well as sponsor obligations for clinical trials.

Skills and Experience

You have a relevant tertiary qualification with a depth of subsequent experience in a clinical trials research governance environment or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training, and experience.

  • High-level knowledge of codes and legislation related to clinical trials and research governance, along with skills to interpret accordingly.
  • Demonstrated experience with safety monitoring and compliance reporting processes for clinical trials.
  • Ability to analyse clinical trial and research related policies or guidelines and provide guidance to all stakeholders through the clinical trials research governance process.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail, experience with generating formal and complex meeting minutes and communications.
  • High level organisational skills with proven ability to deal with multiple tasks, establish priorities and meet deadlines and the ability to operate autonomously.
  • Advanced level of computer literacy, working with a range of computer systems and applications, including Microsoft 365.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training. 

Please click Apply to submit your application online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday 31st January 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Position Description

Advertised: 03 Jan 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 Jan 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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