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Research Ethics Officer - McMaster University

Job Description

Department, Unit or Project Description:

The McMaster Research Ethics Board Secretariat provides administrative support to the McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB) and the board’s  Student Research Ethics Committees (SRECs)  to fulfil board’s mandate of reviewing non-medical research involving humans, educating the research community on research ethics, maintaining MREB/SREC records related to ethics review,  setting and interpreting policy with respect to research ethics responding to researcher, staff, research participant and other queries related to research ethics.

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing support to the McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB), the Student Research Ethics Committees (SREC), and McMaster researchers, for ensuring legislated policies and procedures related to research ethics are implemented and followed within the University. Act as the primary system administrator of the research ethics management system


  • Knowledge of the TCPS2 guidelines for human participant research in Canada.
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service and communication.
  • Experience in research ethics reviews, submitting research ethics applications, and/or conducting research with human participants.
  • Demonstrated excellence in using software to manage systems, providing troubleshooting advice to software users, creatively applying software to solve problems, etc.

Additional Information:

The preferred candidate will have experience with Infonetica RM or a similar electronic document and records management system and possess demonstrated skills in using software to manage systems. Experience in research ethics review and/or conducting research involving human participants would be considered a valuable asset.

Contract Duration: 9.4 Months

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Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019