Researcher in Software

Monash University


Research Software Specialist

Job No.: 646215

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $96,320 - $105,645 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Design and develop innovative software applications
  • Work closely with research communities to connect their data to analysis
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative, industry-leading community

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic and inspiring people who are making a difference.

Who we are

The Monash eResearch Centre (MeRC) team transforms impactful research into the digital age by applying advanced computing, data governance, and information technology. Our culture is to partner with individuals, other Australian institutions and global communities. We are global leaders with opportunities to connect with peers worldwide. We host national projects like the MASSIVE high-performance computing facility and an ARDC Nectar Research Cloud node. We deliver projects that drive world change, such as the Smart Energy City within the University’s Net Zero Initiative and the Australian Scaleable Drones Cloud.

The Opportunity

For today’s global challenges, problem-solving involves connecting researcher-made data analysis into applications in our local and international communities. The software team within MeRC applies Python, agile and DevOps capabilities to these applications.

We seek an experienced Full Stack Developer to become a part of the software development team. The ideal candidate can hit the ground running within this team. 

What to expect in this role:

  • Co-design and develop innovative software applications to overcome challenges underpinned by research data / big data
  • Working in a highly collaborative, results-oriented, and friendly agile DevOps team
  • Develop, implement and support web applications using cutting edge technologies 
  • Develop APIs and set up data pipeline through APIs to integrate developed portals with other platforms
  • Build scalable cloud services and functions that integrate with a variety of data stores and 3rd party services
  • Maintain partnerships with individual, national and international research groups 
  • Develop and support open source solutions in collaboration with international groups

As the ideal candidate, you will need:

  • Proven experience using Python for back developments 
  • Experience in developing applications with Django backend framework
  • Experience in AngularJS or ReactJS, Bootstrap, HTML5 for front-end developments
  • Experience building REST APIs and database management using SQL/MySQL/Postgres
  • To be a creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
  • Forensic eye for detail, with the capacity to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Experience writing documentation and creating unit & automated test suites to increase code quality and effectiveness
  • Cloud-based CI/CD experience 
  • Cloud Computing, experience with AWS and .Net desirable 

We welcome software developers, eResearch experts, researchers with computing experience, and data scientists who want to make an impact within an agile and DevOps environment. Experienced Full Stack developers in Java/PHP/.net are also welcome to apply. It would help if you were comfortable becoming an expert in Python, Django and React JS in a short period. 

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus, we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check. 

The successful applicant will need to possess a current valid Police Check.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, submit your CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages) addressing your suitability. Key Selection Criteria responses are not required. 

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


Samitha Amarapathy, Senior Project Manager, Monash e-Research Centre, +61 3 9902 0064 or 

Position Description

Download File Research Software Specialist

Closing Date

Tuesday 14 February 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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