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Senior Administrative Assistant (Research Office)

  • Contract: Permanent

Job Description

Job Summary

This position reports to the Research Administration Manager and works closely with the Chair of the Institutional Scientific Ethics Review Committee (ISERC). He/she will support the day-to-day running of the (ISERC).

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  • Filing of all applications submitted to the ISERC in order to ensure compliance and protection of human subjects
  • Acts as a liaison between ISERC and investigators, research staff, national regulators, and other stakeholders
  • Participate in the review of office procedures and proactively lead the change in procedures to increase efficiency
  • Promptly resolve any grievances arising from subjects
  • Prepare ISERC members’ appointment and service renewal letters
  • Compile reviewer reports and present the reports in meetings
  • Plan the agenda for convened meetings
  • Take minutes and communicate decisions to researchers
  • Participate in the review and approval of research budgets
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Research Administration Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a health related area
  • Certificate in Research Bioethics or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years’ Administrative experience in a busy research office.
  • Highly organized and analytical
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality at all times


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