Project Officer, Research Data Management (2 Positions)

at University of Melbourne

About the Petascale Campus Initiative

The University invests in state-of-the-art research infrastructure to enable excellent researchers to drive quality and innovation. As part of this investment, the Petascale Campus Initiative (PCI) is a five-year plan to increase the informatics, data and compute capabilities for the University over 2018 to 2022

The PCI involves a significant new investment in computing infrastructure and the workforce required to enable access and use of such infrastructure. Recruitment of the workforce began mid 2019, and as a result the Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) has been formed.

This team is working to ensure our researchers, students and collaborators have the necessary tools and resources now and in the future to keep us at the leading edge of research in this exciting, fast-paced era of data science.

We've created a structure to support our researcher-led vision: embedding a process of continual consideration, development and resourcing for both our digital science infrastructure and the academic specialists who will help us maximise our use of that infrastructure.

About the role

Committed to improving the research data management capabilities across the research community, the successful Project Officer will perform investigative, development and project-based activities to advance strategic objectives in University-wide research data management.

As part of the Petascale Campus Initiative and reporting to the Program Manager, Research Data Management, the incumbent will build strong relationships with a range of academic staff, graduate researchers and other key research stakeholders. The Project Officer will help build capabilities in research data infrastructure and research data management to ensure that strategic objectives and proposed plans are appropriate and responsive to the needs of the research community.

To ensure the coherence of research data management services, the Project Officer will work collaboratively across various service providers with related staff from Research Platform Services, Scholarly Services, Business Services and Research, Innovation and Commercialisation.

About you

You will have:

  • A research degree and subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment while being proactive and open to feedback

  • Demonstrated capability to work independently and deliver timely results

  • Demonstrated ability to foster cooperation and collaboration

  • Experience with, or capacity to rapidly develop an understanding of, emerging issues and technologies in research data management

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit your Cover Letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

MDAP is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

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