Research Ethics Coordinator – University of Ottawa

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Director, Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, this position plays an integral role in the office’s mission and helps the University and research community to know and follow University and granting agency policies on ethics of research involving humans and responsible conduct of research. The incumbent is responsible for analyzing and managing ethics-related cases and provides administrative and operational support to the OREI, Research Ethics Boards (REBs) and the director. As well, the incumbent serves as the first contact point for researchers regarding questions on OREI procedures, files submitted for ethics review and requirements of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2).

Essential Qualifications

  • University degree in a related field (Social Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences, Medicine) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent knowledge of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2)
  • Experience in interpreting, explaining and applying regulations. as well as in analyzing complex documents
  • Experience with file management programs (an asset)
  • Experience in analysis and report production
  • Experience in meeting coordination
  • Knowledge of research environments
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Knowledge and proven experience in office administration, office techniques and reception
  • Experience with computer systems and software (word processors, spreadsheets, databases, email, internet)
  • Solid interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality
  • Meticulousness, attention to detail and results-oriented focus
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to work at a consistent pace and learn quickly
  • Bilingualism — French and English (spoken and written); applicants must demonstrate superior proficiency in both spoken and reading comprehension in French and English. Their language skills will be determined through a written test, as well as during the interview.

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section “Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

Closing Date: November 27, 2022

For more information and to apply, go to