Research Integrity Officer: Division for Research Development

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Location
South Africa
Posted
Nov 28, 2016
Closes
Dec 12, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
 

Stellenbosch University

Division for Research Development

Research Integrity Officer 

Ref. ANO/444/1116

For further information and to apply, visit http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

The Division for Research Development is tasked with the advancement, facilitation and support of research and postgraduate studies at Stellenbosch University (SU). The division is responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies and guidelines related to internationally benchmarked compliancy requirements for research, as well as those which serve to foster good practice and enhance competitiveness.

Duties:

  • Formulating and revising policies and procedures to govern responsible conduct of research;
  • Promoting and raising awareness of responsible conduct of research within the University;
  • Facilitating compliance with research ethics standards, legal requirements, funding agency requirements and SU policies;
  • Providing expert advice on the implementation of systems to facilitate, monitor and improve ethics processes;
  • Providing research ethics training, discussion forums, colloquia and workshops for ethics committee members and researchers at all levels and in all disciplines within the University;
  • Receiving any allegations of breach of research norms and standards at SU, and initiating and coordinating the procedure for investigating any such allegations;
  • Representing the University on external research integrity and research ethics forums.


Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Applied Ethics or equivalent field;
  • Experience of research ethics and research administration, and at least five years' appropriate senior management experience in a Higher Education or related environment; 
  • A thorough understanding of current issues in responsible conduct of research, both locally and internationally; 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Excellent policy formulation, analytical and problem-solving skills.


Recommendation:

  • A doctoral degree in Applied Ethics or equivalent field;
  • Research experience, either in a specific discipline or in the research ethics field; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ethical complexities of large, cross-boundary research projects.


Enquiries regarding job content: Theron on ttheron@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753.

Commencement of duties: 1 February 2017

Closing date: 12 December 2016

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and contact details of at least two referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.