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Organisation : University of Melbourne

Location : Australia (PARKVILLE)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 23 Jun, 2021

About the role

University of Melbourne

Job no:
Work type: Volunteer
Location: Parkville, Vic

Make a difference!

Expressions of interest are sought for membership to The University of Melbourne’s Human Research Ethics Committees.

We are currently seeking people interested in joining our Human Research Ethics Committee in the capacity of:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching, and engagement. The role of the ethics committees is to promote ethical human research, to protect the welfare of research participants and to foster research that benefits the community. Committee meetings are collegial and their function is to bring together all members’ views on the ethical implications of each research proposal.

Applicants should have an interest in and commitment to human research and an understanding of the principles underpinning ethical research.

About the role

Please find more detailed information in the attached Position Description:

The appointment is for an initial period of twelve months. Members not currently employed by the University will receive an honorarium for their time. To be eligible for appointment you must also not be currently engaged in legally advising the University of Melbourne.

Members typically attend 11 monthly meetings throughout the year for which several hours preparation (reading and reviewing research applications) is required. In addition, members may sometimes be required to review applications outside of meetings. Meeting duration is 2 – 3 hours. Training will be provided.

For further information please contact:

Suzana Kovacevic
Manager, Human Research Ethics (STEMM)
Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, Research Innovation and Commercialisation
The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
T: 03 9035 7982 M: 0422 259 902 E:

Applications close: 23 Jun 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

About the organisation

Organisation Name : University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in researchlearning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 31 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021). Engagement at the University of Melbourne encompasses the mutually beneficial relationships the institution has with wider society. It connects our teaching, students and research work with communities – locally, nationally and globally – to help us achieve our academic aspirations and create economic, social and cultural value.

How to apply

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply using the application link in this page here:
You will be asked to describe what you believe you can bring to the ethics committee and to provide your CV as well as the details of two referees who can be contacted by telephone.


Please quote in application: HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2021 via Pro Bono Australia.


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