Research Ethics Officer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Temporary full-time

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1404097

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity Research Ethics Officer based in Belfast.

Research Ethics Officer

Ref: 19/107377

Research & Enterprise

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Governance and Integrity are essential to ensuring that the rights of research participants are safeguarded, that researchers have considered their own vulnerabilities when undertaking the research and that risks to themselves and to research participants are managed.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Team to ensure, in particular, that research within the University is conducted in accordance with relevant ethical and legislative frameworks.  The post holder will act as the point of contact for all University research ethics advice and guidance, actively engaging with researchers through training, arranging meetings, attending Research Ethics Committees, participating in the review of University projects.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An honours Degree plus 2 years recent relevant experience, OR Relevant academic or vocational qualifications e.g. 2 A-Levels at Grade D or above, or NVQ 3, or equivalent qualification with typically 4 years recent relevant experience.
  • An understanding of the ethical review processes in the UK and the ability to interpret relevant legislation and guidance documents from, for example, the Health Research Authority, the Economic and Social Care Research Council.
  • Have knowledge and/or experience of legislation related to research governance, for example operating in compliance with the Human Tissue Act 2004, Data Protection legislation.
  • Ability to work with highly sensitive information and maintaining a high level of confidentiality. 
  • Experience of committee servicing, including preparation of agendas, papers and minute taking. 
  • Ability to work to a high level of accuracy, prioritise and manage own workload and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to build and develop successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Flexibility and ability to work irregular hours on an occasional basis as required. 

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria on your application form

Further information about the Directorate can be found on our website.

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Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 14 May 2019

Salary scale: £27,831 – £32,236 per annum (potential to progress to £35,210 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Monday 29 April 2019