Research Data Specialist

University of New South Wales


Data Governance – Research Data Specialist

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

Why your role matters

  • Transformational initiative enabling Australian researchers access to high-quality data
  • $109,944 - $123,876 + 17% super + leave loading
  • Full-time, fixed term contract to June 2023

In partnership with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), this newly created position provides expertise in Data Governance to research organisations to best manage and leverage their research data assets and meet national challenges, requirements and developments.  This includes developing institution-wide policies related to research data, frameworks and procedures, and access and usage of sensitive data. You’ll also provide specialist advice across ARDC programs and partner institutions as required.

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 designing frameworks, policies, processes, and procedures related to Data Governance in research environments; ability to manage multiple concurrent complex projects and, provide high-level advice and review and re-engineer complex systems and processes. Your ability to work effectively as part of a dispersed team, as well as engaging and gaining consensus from relevant stakeholders will also be critical.  

To Apply: If contributing to the design of data governance is of interest to you, please submit your CV and Cover Letter via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday 5th December 2021

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).

Advertised: 10 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 05 Dec 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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