About the role
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Human Research Ethics Committee (SCHN HREC) is looking to recruit members in the following categories:
- A lawyer; and
- A person who performs a pastoral care role in a community. For example, a minister of religion or an Aboriginal elder
The HREC membership is established based on Clause 5.1.30 of the National Statement of Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2018).
This is a volunteer position. Members are initially appointed for a period of three (3) years and are expected to:
- Attend online monthly meetings on the third Friday of each month (2:00pm to 4:00pm).
- Prepare for the monthly meetings by receiving and reviewing electronic copies of agenda documentation which are published two weeks before the meetings. Depending on the size of the agenda, members may need to spend 6-8 hours to prepare for the meeting.
- Attend at least two thirds of all scheduled HREC meetings in each year, barring exceptional circumstances.
If you have any questions, please contact Asra Gholami, SCHN Research Ethics Executive Officer at (02) 9845 3066 or SCHN-Ethics@health.nsw.gov.au.
About the organisation
The clinical excellence achieved at SCHN is underpinned by a strong research culture which aims to find cures for the prevention and treatment of ill health in children. Our translational research provides patients and families early access to new and innovative treatments and improves the quality and efficiency of our clinical services. The SCHN HREC is responsible for ensuring the ethical acceptability of research conducted at sites within SCHN and other paediatric specific research referred to it by other public and / or private entities.
The SCHN HREC is constituted in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (updated 2018), and subscribes to the ethical standards outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki & the Royal Australian College of Physicians Guidelines.
How to apply
To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter indicating the position that you are interested in (i.e. lawyer or pastoral care), explaining why you are interested in joining the SCHN HREC and providing a background of your experiences and qualifications to SCHN-Ethics@health.nsw.gov.au.
Please quote in application: Multiple Membership Opportunities: SCHN Research Ethics Committee via Pro Bono Australia.