Policy Officer - Information Systems - Medical Research (VPSG3)

Job posted: 08/10/2020
Applications close: 22/10/2020 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $68,884 - $83,640

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/029759

Reference: VG/029759

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports six ministers, spans 15 portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Policy Officer Information Systems – Medical Research

  • $68,884 - $83,640 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The position of Policy Officer Information Systems – Medical Researchforms a part of the Medical research Branch in the Jobs, Innovation and Business Engagement Group (JIBE). JIBE helps Victorian businesses grow, creating more job opportunities, developing key industries and being innovation leaders.

The Medical Research branch provide leadership and direction on strategy, policy, and program development for the Victorian medical research sector.  The Branch provides strategic advice to government, manages its investments in health and medical research and partners with the Victorian health and medical research sector to deliver key priorities through a range of programs and initiatives.

The position involves provision of training for researchers submitting ethics and research governance applications using an online information management system. Knowledge and experience of human research ethics process is required and in addition, the governance process of site assessment of research. Other information systems would include SharePoint and website development and maintenance and tools for the research sector. The position reports to the manager of the Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research. 

Reporting to the Manager Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research, key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Develops and maintains relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and provides relevant information, communicates professional/techical concepts and advice and Ethics Review Manager (ERM) applications training. 
  • Supports the operations of the Cordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research and is  responsible for the delivery of appropriate training and providing information accessed by the medical research and trials sectors.
  • Leads, manages and implements key strategic projects including ERM training, SharePoint communications, website information and communications. develop project plans, monitor project performance against objectives, manage risks and issues and report to the team and manager as required.
  • Monitors and administers straight forward, local contracts and service agreements within a well-defined service delivery framework and resolves local operational service delivery problems within guidelines.
  • Conducts small to medium scientific, technical or specialist projects and researches, issues and prepares draft reports and briefings within a project plan or policy framework as set by others

The skills and experience required are focused on both policy and technical understanding relating to regulatory processes required for human research. The position will include working independently and cooperatively within the Coordinating Office and collaborating across Medical Research and the department.

For a confidential discussion, please call Suzanne Hasthorpe, Manager Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research on 0400 142 020.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 22 October 2020


Policy Officer - Information Systems - Medical Research (VPSG3)

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Suzanne Hasthorpe | 0400 142 020

Policy Officer - Information Systems - Medical Research (VPSG3)