Director of Research, Governance & Ethics | Fisher Leadership
Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 12/08/2022
REF: MBHrge0722
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Director of Research, Governance & Ethics

Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 12/08/2022
REF: MBHrge0722
  • Support the delivery of the RMH Research Strategy, Advancing Health for everyone, everyday 2020-2025
  • Optimise the translation of research into clinical practice and health policy
  • Represent RMH to maximise clinical research capacity as a national and international leader in clinical and translational research

 
The Position
The Office for Research at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) oversees all aspects of research across clinical specialities.  The Office for Research directs the institutional research ethics and governance processes and provides support, advocacy and advice to empower and enable researchers. At RMH, excellence in clinical care is underpinned by a culture of research engagement and innovation and it is this culture that supports academic clinicians to lead advances in health, medical science and implement clinical practice at the leading edge of these developments.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) seeks to appoint a Director, Research and Governance and Ethics, who will provide leadership to the Office of Research and will drive the efficient and effective management of research at RMH. The Director will support the delivery of the RMH Research Strategy and provide both strategic and operational management of all research activities across RMH.
Bringing expertise in research governance and ethics, the Director will guide and support RMH research staff to provide advice in relation to ethics applications, collaborative research and agreements, have oversight of the Clinical Trials Centre and ensure operational responsibility within a framework of ethical, regulatory, and legislative compliance.
The successful incumbent will be a strategic and inspirational leader within the management of ethics and governance of clinical research in Australia.  A strong understanding of the application and interpretation of Australian research regulations, legislation and international good clinical practice guidelines will be essential for the success of this role.  A high level of external stakeholder experience and the ability to build inter-organisational networks to facilitate state-wide and national research governance and ethics initiatives will be key, as will expertise in and knowledge of research funding opportunities and processes. Innovation, adaptability, resilience and a focus on continuous improvement will be attributes that will contribute to the success of the Director.  A PhD or equivalent in Health Sciences or a related field will be highly desirable.
The Organisation
The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is one of Victoria’s largest public health services. RMH provides a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services, as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient, and community programs. RMH operates as a state-wide provider for services including trauma and is a leader of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.
Surrounded by the Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, RMH is constantly collaborating to set new benchmarks in health excellence, with global impact. Patients and consumers are essential to who RMH is, while leading inspiring new research and scientific breakthroughs.
RMH employs more than 10,000 people and values the diverse community’s wellbeing and shared vision of advancing health for everyone, every day. RMH is united in “The Melbourne Way”, of putting people first, leading with kindness, and through collaboration, setting high standards and achieving shared goals.
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ and using reference MBHrge0722, address your cover letter and resume to Sandra Kerr, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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