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Research Compliance Adviser

Deakin University - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Job no: 507257
Work type: Part-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds, Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Administration, Research
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE) and Continuing Position
  • HEW 7 ($89,427- $98,468) + 17% Superannuation
  • Melbourne Burwood Campus / Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

The Role

The primary purpose of the Biosafety Compliance Adviser is to provide specialist advice to help staff and students meet complex regulatory requirements associated with the safe use of hazardous biological materials.

Reporting to the Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer, this position will assist with back-up support to reduce the University’s exposure to risk associated with use of regulated materials used in research and teaching activities. This is an opportunity to further develop your expertise and be mentored in your biosafety career.

This is a part time position based at either Geelong Waurn Ponds or Burwood Campus.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide expert advice and assistance to Deakin Research Community to ensure they comply with commonwealth and state legislation covering biohazardous materials, gene technology, biosecurity risk materials, radiation, nanomaterials, dual-use biological agents and all related approvals
  • Maintain current knowledge of biosafety, biosecurity, radiation and nanomaterial safety matters to ensure all guidance information and advice provided is current and accurate
  • Assist in the administration and implementation of policies and processes that cover regulated materials overseen by the Institutional Biosafety Committee, including the coordination and recording of compliance activities undertaken to manage risk
  • Provide secretariat support to the Institutional Biosafety Committee on coordinating, scheduling meetings, producing /distributing accurate meeting papers, timely processing and pre-review of applications, communicating with applicants regarding progress and outcomes and monitoring and reporting on compliance activities
  • Conduct regular facility inspections to monitor compliance with the Deakin University Radiation Management License and biological regulatory scheme requirements for the containment of biohazardous materials across the University, writing clear reports and monitoring corrective action outcomes
  • Contribute to the effective implementation of continuous improvement activities relating to University research and teaching activities involving certain regulated materials

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A relevant combination of education, training and experience preferably in a biological, biomedical or life sciences discipline
  • Proven experience in providing high-quality advice that interprets and discusses policies and regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in managing conflicting pressures and work effectively with competing demands
  • Proven capacity to develop good working relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally, for example with regulatory bodies
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to produce clear and accurate communications that are appropriate for their intended audience
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation and standards relating to biosafety and biosecurity including gene technology preferably across a variety of research laboratory environments
  • Requirement to satisfactorily meet the requirements of a Fit and Proper Person Check as required under the Biosecurity Act 2015

Applications for this position close on 7 March 2021 at 11.55pm

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer – Lisa van Duin, lisa.vanduin@deakin.edu.au

This position is only open to current continuing, fixed-term and casual employees of Deakin University. This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

Advertised: 17 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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