Position Details
Reference Number 36938
Position Title Ethics and Governance Submissions Officer
Employment Status Fixed Term Part Time
Location Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Medical and Cognitive Research Unit (MCRU)
Hours per Week 24.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Ethics and Governance Submissions Officer to join the Medical and Cognitive Research Unit (MCRU) in a part-time fixed term position (READVERTISED). We are seeking someone for 24hrs per week with the possiblity of increased hours. 

  • Work at the Medical and Cognitive Research Unit (MCRU) at Austin Health – a public hospital with a difference!
  • Be at the forefront in the discovery of novel agents, new treatments and improving patient care.
  • Enjoy a rewarding role as part of our dynamic team focused on the highest quality patient centred care.

About our Centre

The Medical and Cognitive Research Unit (MCRU) is located at the Repatriation Hospital Campus of Austin Health and is tiered within the Continuing Care Clinical Service Unit under the Aged Care Services. It is the largest dementia clinical trials centre in the southern hemisphere, and one of the largest in the world.

MCRU has a strong and successful history in conducting numerous clinical trials in various neurodegenerative disorders with a majority of the trials focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease.

About the Role

The successful applicant will become part of an established team and will be responsible for the HREC/RGO requirements of all clinical trials. To ensure compliance with ethics and governance related components of the trials, to meet local and international regulatory requirements and requirements of the sponsoring companies.


  • Coordinate and manage the HREC/RGO requirements of MCRU for a number of trials concurrently
  • Ensuring compliance with ethics and governance related components, to meet local ICH-GCP guidelines and requirements of the sponsoring companies
  • Ensure accurate and timely submissions and the maintenance of essential documents 
  • Liaise with MCRU Manager, Investigators and Study Co-ordinators regarding HREC/RGO matters


  • Qualifications in a relevant discipline (BSc or equivalent) with a working knowledge of medical terminology/scientific language) or demonstrated experience as a Research Ethics and Governance Officer position at another institution
  • Demonstrated understanding of Clinical Trial Research Agreements
  • Awareness of ICH-GCP Guidelines and relevant regulatory guidelines.
  • Excellent team working skills, with ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm, willingness to learn and contribute to the research team.
  • Developed computer literacy skills and familiarity with Office 365
  • Please refer to Position Description for additional Qualification, Skills and Experience


The atmosphere within the Medical and Cognitive Research Unit (MCRU) is energetic, friendly and cohesive, with a strong teamwork ethic amongst all members. We have a strong focus on continual improvement and professional development.

If you a suitable candidate for this exciting role, enjoy being part of a dynamic team and have a positive attitude, we look forward to your application today.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Contact Person Melinda Millard
Contact Number (03) 9496 2181
Alternate Contact Person Bea Webb
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 4235
Closing Date 18/04/2021
Position Description
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