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Research Data Support Officer

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Information Technology, Library

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

About the role

  • Level 8 salary + 17% superannuation + Annual leave loading
  • 3 years fixed term contract
  • Full-time - 35 hours/week

The Research Data service portfolio supports UNSW researchers by reviewing, classifying and promoting Research Cloud and Data platforms which can be used for appropriate storage and analysis of research data. Portfolio activities include: consulting services; supported data storage platform and tool best-practices; marketing, training and community building initiatives to communicate good practice and supported platforms; auditing and reviewing of research data management plans for highly sensitive or complex datasets, providing policy advice to researchers and input into campus data storage and data management projects.

The Research Data Support Officer is responsible for providing subject-matter expertise and best-practice advice on research data management practices and promoting supported data storage platforms and tools. This is done through consulting with researchers, running training and engagement activities, auditing data management plans and assisting with large data moves

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Significant experience providing support for Research Data activities or working as a researcher with large or complex datasets, in environments such as a University, eResearch, or Scientific Organisation at a project or whole-of-organisation level.
  • Proven subject matter expertise in assigned portfolio area, including a clear understanding of Data Management principles and the Australian Code for the responsible conduct of research and other legislative and policy frameworks which apply to Research data in Australia.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills in informal and formal contexts. This includes an ability to effectively deliver technical and policy advice to academic researchers or equivalent groups.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the current Australian National eResearch Infrastructure landscape and current national activities for assigned portfolio area, including an understanding of the national capabilities available to researchers for storing, analysing and publishing their research data.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.
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Ralph Hitti

P: 0466 201 395


Applications close: 5th October 2018

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity


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