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Manager – Research Ranking Project

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Information Technology, Research Administration support

Why your role matters

  • Work with a collaborative, talented and supportive team
  • High impact, high profile project in a G08 University
  • $129,059 - $136,945 + 17% super + leave loading
  • Full-time, 3-year fixed term contract

Tasked with managing UNSW’s submission to the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI), you will assist the Director with the development and implementation of a pan-university approach to collect, analyse and deliver research data to the ARC.

Responsibilities include providing high-level subject matter expertise, strategic recommendations, stakeholder engagement, and leading the project team to ensure strong outcomes for UNSW. This role reports to the Director, Research Analysis, Data and Reporting and has 3 direct reports.

The Organisation

The Division of Research & Enterprise at UNSW is responsible for the strategic research direction and overall research performance of the University, in particular, maintaining and advancing the University's profile in research and research training. Research Analysis, Data and Reporting (RADAR) is a dedicated unit established to support the goal of continuously improving UNSW’s position as a leading research-intensive university in Australia. It is responsible for reporting on the University’s research activity and performance, its position in various world university rankings, ensuring the University’s strong performance in the ARC’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI) exercises, developing, enhancing and maintaining the Division’s research metric tool ‘BORIS’, and providing divisional support for research applications together with business improvement and integration services to ensure all systems are effectively meeting business requirements.

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.  If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You have significant experience in the Higher Education sector, with an understanding of research administration and statutory reporting requirements.  You can also demonstrate your experience leading and managing effective teams to deliver high profile projects with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, and ability to quickly develop a deep understanding of business processes, analyse business needs, extract data from large complex systems and create, analyse and deliver reports. 

To Apply: If contributing to a data-driven project that significantly impacts UNSW’s reputation and brand is of interest to you, please submit your CV and Cover Letter via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9065 7058

Applications close: 11:55pm, Monday 24th January 2022

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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