Ethics Officer, UWO Main Campus

Job ID 35200
Faculty/Unit VP Research – Western Research
Department Research Development & Services
Employee Group Non Union
Appointment Type Contract
Appointment Status Temporary Full-Time

Classification & Regular Hours
Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: 14
Please note: this is a temporary role, covering a leave, with a contract end date of January 5,

About Western
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Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

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Western Research provides strategic and administrative support to foster a culture of research excellence that enhances Western University’s profile on the global stage. We support our scholars through collaboration, communication, and service. Western Research supports a broad definition of research, including discovery, innovation, creativity, and artistic works.


The Ethics Officer (non-medical) serves as the primary liaison between the REB and the
researcher and their research team. The role ensures prompt processing of research protocols
and conformity with Western and regulatory guidelines. The Ethics Officer (non-medical)
provides guidance and acts as a subject matter expert regarding research ethics processes and
requirements, delivering client-oriented services in support of the University’s research initiatives
and endeavours. The Ethics Officer (non-medical) provides timely and satisfactory solutions to
problems and issues arising among investigators, the Research Ethics Boards and funding or
regulatory agencies.


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) Certificate
  • Training or courses in ethics is preferred
  • Experience:
  • 3 years related experience in a role supporting research ethics functions and processes

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Sound knowledge of the regulations and guidelines governing human participant
research, including the Tri-Council Policy Statement, USA regulations (OHRP), and
privacy legislation
• Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods normally acquired through
work towards a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and
• Experience in interpreting regulations and methods, with an ability to analyze complex
• Ability to conduct critical analyses of scientific and ethical proposals, documents, and
study designs
• Attention to detail, as well as the ability to listen, evaluate, and provide accurate
assessment and judgment of varying situations is critical
• Ability to handle details with a high degree of accuracy and to organize and prioritize a
high volume of work to meet both internal and external deadlines
• Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize with an eye to consistently producing highquality
work and meeting deadlines in a demanding environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence dealing with all levels
of an organization
• Strong customer service orientation to handle enquiries and resolve issues in a
diplomatic, professional and timely manner
• Ability to work in a fast-faced environment, meet tight deadlines and adapt to growth and
• Advanced computer skills including spreadsheet design, word processing and database
• Ability to conduct literature searches; synthesize information and prepare reports
• Ability to deliver presentations, and develop procedures or resources

  • Background Checks
  • While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of
  • employment.
  • Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g.
  • vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to
  • commencing employment.
  • Western Values Diversity
  • The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to
  • employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women,
  • members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities,
  • persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment
process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact
Human Resources or phone 519-661-2194.
Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be

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