Memorial University
St. John's, NL, Canada
4d ago

Academic Positions The Health Research Ethics Authority is an independent, non-profit corporation established to enhance public awareness of the ethical dimension of health research and to ensure that all health research conducted with human participants in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) is conducted in an ethical manner.

The HREA is committed to fostering an environment of excellence in research ethics review and strategic foci including engaging in activities to generate knowledge in relation to the ethical conduct of health research and to promote the integrity of the health research environment.

The HREA is a unique organization where it establishes research ethics boards under legislation (the HREA Act) and provides ethics review services at a provincial level through the Health Research Ethics Board (HREB).

The mandate of the HREB is to review health research on behalf of the HREA. The HREA Act requires all research with human participants living in NL whether that research is conducted by academic researchers, students, clinicians, or representatives of health agencies to undergo review and approval by an HREA-

approved research ethics board. The HREB also reviews research on behalf of Memorial University. This is a service provided to all academic researchers and students at MUN, is not limited to research under the authority of the HREA but includes health research conducted outside of the province by MUN researchers.

Marine Institute Instructors, Research and Technical Personnel Information for Prospective Employees Student and Other Positions DUTIES The HREA has an employment opportunity for an Ethics Officer who will be responsible for supporting the work of the provincial HREB and coordinating the work of the provincial Research Ethics Office staff.

  • The Ethics Officer will report to the Ethics Director of the HREA. Duties include overseeing the provincial ethics review process which includes managing the HREB application process;
  • providing expertise in HREB operations and conduct of health research and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, policies and standards;
  • acting as a liaison to researchers, the HREB, research staff, sponsors and regulators; supporting the Director in : planning, coordinating and implementing education programs;
  • the implementation, maintenance and continued improvement of the ethics review process; and providing support to HREB advisory groups and committees convened to advise on matters relating to the research ethics review process, including drafting policies, standard operating procedures and training / education materials in accordance with defined specifications and applicable regulations / policies.

  • QUALIFICATIONS Experience (3-5 years) in health research and research ethics; an undergraduate degree in a health-related or ethics field;
  • or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Specific experience working on committees / working groups is required.

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated management experience, strong leadership, project management and team building skills.

    Effective communication, strong time management, and decision making skills are required, as are superior critical thinking and project planning / tracking abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask, prioritize work effectively with competing priorities and demonstrated initiative.

    Knowledge of regulations and guidelines governing health research and research as well as experience with the operations of a Research Ethics Board(s) and Office(s) are considered assets.

    Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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