Research Performance Analyst

Banyule, Australia
21 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months
  • Based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $82,684 - 91,135 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe:

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

About the role:

The Research Office supports La Trobe University researchers, senior executive, academic leadership and other administrative divisions to facilitate excellent research outcomes for the University.

The Research Performance Analyst is responsible for developing reporting and analysis to support the University’s research performance information needs and compliance requirements. The Analyst gathers information and provides analysis about the University’s research performance from a diverse range of information sources to develop and implement the University’s research reporting, benchmarking, performance frameworks and business intelligence capability. This role will also advise on how systems can be further developed to improve on reporting and business intelligence capability.

Responsibilities will include:

The Research Performance Analyst is required to support the University’s strategy, business planning, performance review and budget processes with timely, accurate information and analysis and develop a high-level understanding of international research performance measurement and comparison.

The successful candidate will develop information materials, analysis and reports about research performance and evaluation for University researchers, academic leaders and professional staff, analyse factors affecting research performance and provide reports to Senior Management Schools and Government bodies on research outcomes, income, and expenditure, including meeting the University’s compliance obligations.

This role has a focus on collecting, validating, and conducting quality improvement of research performance data, including integrating data from a range of business areas and systems and communicating with academic and professional staff, and identifying opportunities to improve processes.

Skills and Experience:

To be considered for this role, you will hold an undergraduate degree with at least 4 years subsequent experience, or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant training and experience. You will have demonstrated, high level quantitative and qualitative analytic skills and the capacity to prepare high-quality reports, documents and presentations when dealing with data acquisition, manipulation and analysis.

You will possess excellent interpersonal skills when working collaboratively and put your problem solving and organisational skills to work to achieve outcomes.

Knowledge of current trends and developments in higher education policies nationally and internationally is desirable.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to Apply

Closing Date: Sunday 11th November at 11.55 pm

Position Enquiries: Alistair Duncan, Executive Director, Research Office and Deputy Director, Rankings and Performance, +61 3 9479 2456 or

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions regarding how to apply for this role, please contact Maddie Newman on +61 3 9479 6418 or

To apply and to view position description please visit and search job number 557340 under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.