Join the Fight Against Cancer: Be an Ethics Officer at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) is a leader in pioneering cancer treatments. We’re dedicated to developing breakthroughs for a variety of cancers, including breast, bowel, lung, and more. Our goal? To outsmart cancer and help people live better, defeat it altogether.

Make a real difference in medical research. As our Ethics Officer, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring research ethics and biosafety compliance. You’ll support researchers, committees, and stakeholders, all working towards groundbreaking discoveries.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist researchers with animal ethics and biosafety approvals
  • Manage the ethics application process from start to finish
  • Prepare meeting materials and attend Animal Ethics Committee meetings
  • Maintain institutional ethics and biosafety databases
  • Provide communication and training on ethics and biosafety proceedures
  • Post-approval project compliance monitoring and supporting researchers in addressing  non-compliance and adverse events
  • Promote researcher participation in ethics training programs

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science (biology, medicine, etc.) with previous research experience (preferred)
  • Knowledge of  the principles and conduct of ethical research and relevant regulatory frameworks.
  • Excellent organization, time management, and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Knowledge of relevant codes (Australian Code for Animal Care and Use, etc.)
  • Integrity, accountability, and a results-oriented mindset

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package (up to $18,550)
  • 5 extra paid days off per year
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • The chance to make a significant impact in cancer research

Ready to join the fight?

Send your cover letter, CV, and reference details to Lakmie Gunarathne, Research Ethics and Governance Manager and mention reference number ONJCRI-xxxxxxxx.

Make a Difference. Apply Today!