Ethics Officer

Ethics Officer

Full time or Part time and Fixed Term

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) is an independent medical research institute located in Heidelberg. Our mission is to discover and develop breakthrough therapies to help people live better with cancer and defeat it. Our research laboratories sit alongside patient treatment facilities to optimise collaboration between researchers and clinicians. The integration of laboratory and clinic ensures the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into clinical trials for the development of new cancer treatments. We investigate and develop treatments for cancers of the breast, bowel, lung, melanoma, prostate, liver, gastrointestinal and brain. The ONJCRI is a global leader in the development of immunotherapies, targeted therapeutics and personalised cancer medicine and sponsors early phase clinical trials.

We are seeking a motivated and highly organised ethics expert to oversee compliance with ethics obligations including providing support to our researchers on all animal research and human ethics matters, ethics database management and internal and external reporting obligations.

Apart from your innate passion to work for an organisation that is truly making a positive impact on patient outcomes through its groundbreaking research, you will have:

  • Solid understanding and knowledge of ethics requirements, preferable within an academic, hospital or medical research setting
  • Highly polished organisational and time management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)
  • The ability to develop and foster collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively to deadline and across multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office suite and database programs.

We offer workplace benefits including a hybrid working model, generous salary packaging benefits to $18,550 per FBT year and 4 extra Institute Days off each year.

Please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, including details of 3 referees, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-071/2022 to Anna Prusa, HR Manager, via email at

Applications close 24 January 2022.