Position Details
Reference Number 37016
Position Title Research Governance Officer
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week 38.00
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 currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Research Governance Officer to join our Office for Research.

About the Office for Research

The Office for Research is responsible for handling the approval of all research projects undertaken at Austin Health through the relevant committees and processes. It ensures that research is conducted within the approved regulatory frameworks and codes. There are over 800 innovative researchers at Austin Health’s research precinct who are turning science into better health outcomes. Excellence in research is achieved within a framework that ensures that research is conducted responsibly, safely and is both scientifically and ethically sound. The research encompasses a broad range of diseases that are significant in our community, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer and epilepsy. The results of our research are showcased each year during a week of presentations and seminars called ResearchFest http://www.austin.org.au/ResearchFest/ The precinct includes Hospital and University of Melbourne Departments and the following Independent Medical Research Institutes: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Parent-Infant Research Institute and the Spinal Research Institute.

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.


Role Specific: 

- To assist the Research Governance Manager to develop the Research Governance Framework.

- Review and consider site specific assessment forms for submission – where Austin is not the reviewing site and advise of any risks impacting the project that Austin should consider before approving the work

- To record and review the governance package, including the review of insurance, indemnity and legal documents (eg. Agreements, MTAs, MOUs) and where required, to seek legal counsel in relation to these documents

- To review and maintain CTNs and indemnity forms to ensure appropriate processing. To also ensure that a copy of the TGA Acknowledgement of CTNs is received by the Principal Investigator before a study commences (if relevant)

- To liaise with the Austin Health Radiation Safety Officer and ensure compliance with radiation safety and licensing requirements, including ensuring the inclusion of new projects to the radiation licence where required

- To review the Annual and Final Reports submitted by Investigators.

- To review the adverse events, protocol deviations and violations.


In addition: 

- To assist and direct the database administrator to ensure effective and timely updates of data into ERM and ReDA.

- To assist as needed with accreditation activities.

- To assist with updating and creating material in relation to the research governance issues for the internet and intranet as required.

- To participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of existing and future initiatives to improve the services offered by the Office for Research including updates to operating procedures and templates and attending relevant training and professional development courses.

- To provide support and training to members of the Office for Research as well as external stakeholders.

- Other ad hoc duties as required.

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 Priyanka Sathe
Contact Number (03) 9496 4090
Closing Date 13/04/2021
Position Description
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