Volunteer Position of Laywoman

Charles Darwin University

The University is currently seeking applications from persons who are:



  • interested in ethical issues involving human research in the areas of social science, environmental management, law, business, health and education.

  • prepared to express their views,

  • not affiliated with the University, and

  • not currently involved in medical, scientific, legal or academic work.


The HREC meets six times each year (on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday every 2 months), during business hours from 9am until approximately midday, depending on the number and quality of projects. In our experience, many employers allow their employees time off to attend meetings. Whilst members receive no remuneration, the responsibilities are not onerous and the experience can be extremely rewarding. The meetings are held at CDU Casuarina Campus, however they can also be attended via Zoom.


For more information, visit cdu.edu.au/research-and-innovation/support-and-services/integrity-quality-and-ethics/human-research-ethics.


If you would like to volunteer, please send your resume to ethics with a brief explanation of why you are interested in joining the Committee and what you believe you can contribute.



Express interest

  • Location: Casuarina NT
  • Category Other

Suitable for

  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Time Required

Approximately 10 hours including documents review and meeting attendance, per meeting. The HREC meets six times each year (on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday every 2 months), during business hours from 9am until approximately midday, depending on the number and quality of projects.

Training

Yes

Requirements

  • Covid-19 vaccination

Applicants for this position must not be employed or associated with CDU or organisations using the CDU HREC and must not currently be involved in research. Reasonable computer skills are essential, an ability and willingness to learn new computer systems is desired. A basic understanding of research would be of assistance, but is not essential.

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the State or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

Reimbursement

Volunteer - morning tea and parking provided

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