Research Consultant, Scholarly Communications

Melbourne, Australia
22 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer
Department/School: Student and Scholarly Services
Salary: $85,134 - $92,154 (UOM 6)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Student and Scholarly Services

Student and Scholarly Services provides student administration and services from recruitment and point of enquiry to graduation. This team also delivers well-being and scholarly services to students and staff.

About the role

As Research Consultant (Scholarly Communications), you will use your knowledge and expertise of scholarly communications and research reporting to ensure a robust Research Outputs Management process, with a particular emphasis on uplifting existing workflows for the annual collection and delivering training and support to increase open access funder compliance.

You will accelerate the pace of discovery and global visibility for University of Melbourne research by making it accessible to wide and diverse audiences through promoting the Principles for Open Access to Research Outputs at Melbourne. This will require liaising with academic and professional staff; designing user-friendly reports to track open access compliance; identifying improvements to research output workflows; and co-designing training across the University.

About you

Open and effective communication is your strength and you have an eye for opportunities to improve processes and systems. You thrive in changing, fast paced and collaborative environments and enjoy working in a tertiary education setting.

You will have:

  • A relevant undergraduate qualification with extensive relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle and trends in scholarly communication
  • Proven ability to continuously improve services and processes, particularly through use of current and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated experience in development of educative and awareness raising activities in a tertiary education setting


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

Position Description

0036302_22 July 2020.pdf

Applications close: 05 Aug 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time