Senior Manager, Research Ethics and Integrity

March 23, 2023
Application deadline closed.

  • Job no: HRC0001899
  • Category: Professional, HEW 9
  • Impact & contribute to the University’s Research Ethics & Integrity framework
  • Be challenged and imagine with us, one of the top 200 universities in the world
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more

Be challenged and imagine with us

As the Senior Manager, Research Ethics and Integrity, you will be responsible for promoting and supporting the University’s responsible research practice, ethics and defence export trade controls compliance framework.

You will:

  • Provide line management to the Human Ethics and Animal Ethics Team Managers.
  • Be responsible for high level support and the implementation of research ethics and integrity initiatives in accordance with University’s policies and procedures and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
  • Be responsible for the assessment and management of matters concerning potential breaches of the Australian Code for the responsible Conduct of Research.

The Research and Innovation (R&I) Division is responsible for facilitating and supporting the research enterprise and cultivate a strong and vibrant research culture at the University. The Division works to attract, train and support researchers, and partner with industry to solve real world problems.

The Division is also responsible for implementing a transformative agenda of service delivery in research and the University’s commitment to equity and access, while continuing to ensure the foundation of quality assurance, and research excellence. We are reshaping our division with an increased focus on research development and innovation activities to deliver on the Looking Ahead Strategic Plan (2020-2025).

About our university

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do. 

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

How you will inspire us

You will have:

  • Either postgraduate qualifications (or progress towards) and extensive relevant experience or extensive experience and management expertise or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying the general principles of responsible research conduct, research ethics including engagement in the review of research ethics and integrity matters with experience in providing advice and service to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Leadership capability including the ability to lead & inspire teams of professional staff to deliver exceptional performance & outcomes.

What we offer 

The salary for this position is from $119,778 – $128,332 (HEW9) +17% superannuation. Salary will be offered commensurate with skills and experience. 

This is a continuing (permanent) position, located at our Callaghan campus.

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively.

These include:

  • flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy);
  • 17% super and salary packaging;
  • additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme;
  • discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more;
  • wellbeing programs.

For information on our employee benefits please visit here.  

Your next steps

 Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University’s please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University’s website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.

Your application include:

  • Your CV;
  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity; and
  • A statement addressing the Essential Criteria (please refer to the Position Description for the Selection Criteria).

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Related Documents section below).

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Brian Kelly, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research via email at

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us:

Closing date: Tuesday 11th April 2023 at 11.59pm AEDT

Applicants must possess valid work rights in Australia for the duration of the appointment.

Move to Newcastle

A move to Newcastle offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland – the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

Visit the City of Newcastle site to imagine your future in Newcastle.

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.

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