Human Research Ethics Committee

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Sessional
Job Function: Other
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/473304
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2017
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 2017-08-23-473304- Ethics Committee Public Notice Advert.doc (Word, 27KB)
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2017-08-23-473304- Ethics Committee Public Notice Advert.pdf (PDF, 158KB)
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Contact: Jeffrey Chapman
(03) 9096 5239

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 9
Position Summary: 


Public Notice – Expressions of interest

The Department of Health and Human Services Human Research Ethics Committee (the Committee) undertakes ethical reviews of research proposals conducted or commissioned by the department or otherwise carried out under its auspices.

The Committee meets eight times a year.

Membership of the Committee conforms to the requirements of the National Health and Medical Research Council's National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2015). Recruitment is now being undertaken for the following categories of membership:

  • chair;
  • person with expertise in the nature of moral deliberation (for example, a      philosopher or theologian);
  • religious (imam, monk, priest, pastor);
  • solicitor;     
  • researcher;
  • persons with experience and knowledge of the care and counselling of others;
  • a layman; and
  • a laywoman.  

Accordingly, expressions of interest in the above positions are now sought. Applicants should be familiar with the National Statement and have an understanding of the application of ethical principles to research. Appointments are for a period of three years with the possibility of re-appointment.  Expressions of interest should include: a covering letter detailing relevant experience and interests, a curriculum vitae and nominate two referees.  

Expressions of interest may be submitted on-line at:

And be received by COB Sunday, 24th September 2017


Mr Jeffrey Chapman, Secretary, Human Research Ethics Committee

(03) 9096 5239

Further information about the Committee can be found at: 

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How to Apply:

Expressions of interest may be submitted on-line at:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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