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Coordinator, Research Ethics and Governance

Job no: 574613
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Research, Education, Governance, Research and Innovation, Administration and Executive Support

  • Facilitate ethical and excellent research which helps shape the world
  • Provide human research ethics and governance advice and support to our research community
  • Contribute to related education and training initiatives and policy, procedures and practices

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students, getting them ready for life and work. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

Research and Innovation provide support for RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms, Research Centres, Groups and research collaborations. They provide several research facilities and specialist resources, such as the RMIT Design Hub, RMIT Gallery and the eResearch Office.

Find out more about research at RMIT University and the Research & Innovation Portfolio at

The Role and Your Responsibilities

We are looking for a talented and passionate individual with a strong interest in facilitating ethical and responsible research to join our established team in the Research & Innovation Portfolio at RMIT. The Ethics & Integrity team foster a culture of positivity, inclusivity and service excellence and we truly value our team members as well as relationships with researchers and other stakeholders.

You will work within our team to provide high-level ethics and governance advice and support to RMIT researchers and relevant committees, including the Human Research Ethics Networks. In addition, you will facilitate training for the RMIT research community which increase awareness and engagement with research ethics, as well as leading continuous improvement initiatives which support the development, refinement and implementation of related research policies, procedures and practices.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have strong knowledge and understanding of research ethics and governance principles and practices in an Australian context, as well as proven experience in the development and refinement of research governance and ethics related policies, procedures and processes. You will possess excellent communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills to successfully liaise with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Your ability to handle multiple tasks and re-adjust workload priorities to meet conflicting deadlines will be critical to this role.


A tertiary qualification in a relevant area and substantial relevant work experience.


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be part of RMIT’s academic life and attend various events and workshops
  • Access to RMIT staff gym (including free Yoga and Pilates classes)
  • MYKI pass discount
  • Additional annual leave
    To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

For further information please contact Anita Arndt – Manager, Research Governance on 03 9925 2138 or to view a position description please see below. 

Download File PD - Coordinator, Research Governance and Ethics.pdf

Applications close Monday 30th September

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.
RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

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