Research Assessment Officer Job with SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Swinburne Research
  • Full-time term position until February 2024 at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW 7: $90,692 – $97,797 plus 17% super

About the job

We are looking for a Research Assessment Officer to join us to be responsible for a range of duties and tasks required to plan and prepare for the University’s submission to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative expected in 2023, and Engagement and Impact (EI) submission expected in 2024.

As the Technical Lead and under the overall direction of the Research Analytics Services Manager, you will work closely with the Research Analytics Services team, the Library and the ERA and EI Discipline Managers to perform the key technical tasks of projects and ensure that tasks related to research and data management, as well as modeling and bid optimization are executed efficiently and accurately.

Your role will require you to interpret and apply policies, guidelines and technical specifications to develop systems and manage data collections required for the University’s ERA submission, adapting existing systems or processes as necessary. You will extract data from existing systems and provide solutions where data needs to be extracted, and be responsible for data manipulation and modeling, working with senior academic staff to ensure data is coded appropriately and that the other technical requirements of the bid are met. As a Research Assessment Officer, you will need to present complex data clearly to inform key stakeholder decisions, and provide analysis, updates and guidance on submission to ensure optimal outcome for the University.

To be successful in this role, you must have strong technical abilities and be able to refer to relevant specifications, guidelines, strategies and processes to inform your work. The role requires a high level of organization and attention to detail. You are expected to anticipate technical issues and work towards common sense solutions. Discretion as to the processing of certain information is also an important element. Time management skills and the ability to prioritize competing demands are essential.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born out of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA and our national and global reputation. Our contribution to technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and STEM disciplines, as well as our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, professional education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

To be suitable for the role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in data management and manipulation, including the ability to write advanced SQL queries and PHP scripts to extract and manipulate data from source systems and reporting platforms.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, ideally in relation to information systems and the interpretation of reporting guidelines and technical specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality reports and visualizations and clearly present complex information for distribution to a range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of and experience in analyzing large, complex datasets and demonstrated ability to provide analysis and feedback on issues.

A full list of selection criteria is available in the job description.


To find out more about the wide range of benefits available to Swinburne employees, please visit Careers at Swinburne and see the ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and more information

To view the job description or to begin an application, please click apply or “get started” and submit a resume, cover letter, and response to key selection criteria as outlined in the job description.

For further information on this position, contact Michelle Vincent – Manager Research Analytics Services – [email protected]

If you are having technical difficulties with your application, please contact the recruitment team on [email protected]

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large, culturally diverse organization and we pride ourselves on our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Cultural Diversity Charter
  • Action Plan for Gender Equity in Science in Australia (SAGE)
  • Swinburne’s LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational Inclusion Strategies

For more information on all of our initiatives, visit our Equity and Diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Help and support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all of our applicants. If you have specific accessibility or support needs, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at [email protected] For help or questions regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at [email protected]

Swinburne offers flexible work options, time off and parental/caregiver policies to support work-life balance.

Victoria’s Minister of Health orders require all workers at Swinburne to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an excepted person as defined by the Compulsory Vaccination Order 2021 COVID-19 pandemic (specified workers) (#1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Applications closed at 5 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022

(Agency inquiries will not be accepted for this position)

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