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Learning Designer/Instructional Designer – Research Data

Apply now Job no: 503844
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Administration, Human Resources, Research Administration support

Why your role matters

  • Collaborate with digital research subject matter experts across Australia and internationally
  • $109,944 - $123,876 + 17% super + annual leave loading
  • Full-time, fixed term contract to June 2023

In partnership with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and based at UNSW Sydney, this transformational initiative is enabling the Australian research community and industry access to leading-edge data intensive e-Infrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data. This newly created Learning Designer role will engage subject matter experts, provide pedagogical expertise and contribute to the Skilled Workforce Development strategy.

You’ll develop relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders in research focused environments on digital research skills uplift and workforce development to develop new approaches to learning and the creation of digital content and interactive virtual and elearning experiences that enhance face-to-face, virtual and hybrid learning activities. The role of Digital Research Learning Designer reports to the ARDC Director, eResearch Infrastructure & Services (UNSW) and has a dotted reporting line to the ARDC Manager, Skilled Workforce Development.

The Organisation

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is a transformational initiative that is enabling the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, leading-edge data intensive eInfrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day.

Who you are

You can demonstrate your knowledge and experience in instructional design for adult learning environments (online, in-person, hybrid), deep understanding of how people learn and strategies to help people learn more effectively. You’ll also have excellent verbal and written communication and networking skills to develop relationships with internal/external stakeholders, and ability to manage multiple projects with many moving parts within tight deadlines.

To Apply: If contributing to a transformational initiative to enable researchers to access high-quality data is of interest to you, please submit your CV and Cover Letter addressing the Skills & Experience via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday 30th January 2022

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions, we are only accepting applications from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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