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Organisation : University of Melbourne

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Time required : 11 monthly meetings during the year x 2-3 hours per meeting plus preparation time

Duration of project : 12 months

Sector : Research / Medical Research

About the role

Make a difference!

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

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.

The University of Melbourne is currently seeking expressions of interest from people interested in joining our Human Research Ethics Committee in the capacity of:

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

• Lawyer

• Lay person

• Professional Care/Counselling

About the roles
Full details for each position are in the Position Descriptions in the University website located here:

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.

How to apply
PLEASE DO NOT apply via the Pro Bono website.
To apply go to and click on the ‘Apply now’ link. 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.

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:

(Please do not email your application to the contact above)

Applications close: 28 Feb 2021 11.55pm AEDT

About the organisation

Organisation name : University of Melbourne
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

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


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