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Administrative Officer - Ethics
  • Small, dedicated team working with researchers, committees
  • Full-time, Parental Leave Position (14 months)
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute provides world class facilities for histology, flow cytometry, Imaging and animal experiments.

About the Research Office:

The Research Office works with researchers to ensure compliance with ethical standards and legislative requirements. The Research Office is the interface between Ethics Committees, researchers and regulatory bodies.

Role Purpose / Responsibilities:

In this role, you will provide secretarial support, administration and coordination to the QIMR Ethics Committees and its scientific subcommittees, including preparation/compilation of agenda, attendance at meetings, recording and preparation of minutes, and follow up of matters arising. You will also assist the committee Chairpersons in communicating committee decisions to researchers and to staff of other organisations and regulatory bodies.

About you:

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills,experience in providing high level secretariat support to committees including preparing briefings, reports and submissions for consideration by committees. You will possess efficient organizational skills and effectively deal with conflicting priorities demands and deadlines. You will also have skills to work effectively in a team and liaise with senior officers and research staff, and staff of external organisations.

Remuneration: Salary range is $78,253 to $86,174 p.a. plus superannuation and salary packaging. This is a full-time appointment, which is a parental leave cover (for 14 months). 

For further information:  Contact Sashika Naidoo on 

To submit an application: use the APPLY button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Resume and Cover letter addressing the criteria. 

Closing Date:  4 October 2021

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment
Job Ref: JB000054
Applications Close: Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021

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