Higher Education Research Data Collection Coordinator

Posted to IASSIST on: 2011-08-02

Employer: University of Sydney

Employer URL: http://sydney.edu.au/


The University of Sydney is committed to continued improvement in its research performance, maintaining its leading role within Australia and improving its competitive position internationally in order to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Australia and the wider world. To realise this vision the University is implementing strategies that will attract and nurture the brightest researchers and support them to undertake research that makes an original contribution to knowledge or understanding; focussing its research activities to create areas of critical mass and coordinate investment in key strategic areas; aligning its organisational structure to support capabilities in key disciplines and cross-disciplinary areas; and building capacity to undertake many different kinds of research translation including intellectual property protection and commercialisation.

We are seeking to appoint a Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) Coordinator who will manage the collection, verification, validation and assessment of the University of Sydney research outputs for reporting to DIISR as per government guidelines.

In this role you will:

  • develop effective and supportive relationships with administrative staff at all levels across the University and maintain a customer-focussed approach in the HERDC collection processes
  • lead, manage, train and hire as required data entry, verification and assessor personnel
  • identify methods to improve the collection process and identify other tools/resources to aid in the collection or strategically design upgrades to applications/systems
  • provide guidance and support to Portfolio Directors and Team Leaders with regard to HERDC business processes and collection methodologies
  • liaise with individual researchers regarding the status of their research outputs and when required advise of unsuccessful HERDC publications.

To qualify for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • high level written and verbal communications skills, strong attention to detail and a proven ability to produce and deliver communications and training materials for diverse audiences
  • experience in using new/emerging tools as part of a data collection strategy
  • excellent organisational skills, the ability to complete tasks and to coordinate resources to ensure HERDC collections are reported on time and within budget
  • the ability to think systematically combined with strong project management skills
  • strong management and interpersonal skills and the ability to provide advice to staff on HERDC publication policy and guidelines
  • tertiary qualifications
  • experience with the IRMA application (desirable).
  • This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of the University’s vision, to improve and maintain processes and plans for the collection of all research outputs.

Archived on: 2011-08-02