Manager, Research Performance

Brisbane/Ballarat/Berwick/Gippsland, AUstralia
03 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Research Services – Ballarat, Berwick or Gippsland Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • HEW 8, $102,035 - $114,647 + 17% superannuation

Applications for this position will remain open until 16 January 2022, and interviews will be conducted following this date. Applicants may be contacted throughout the duration of this campaign.

About the role

You will be responsible for analysing and providing expert advice and recommendations on complex research performance data and analytics, requiring an extensive knowledge of research performance and associated legislative requirements. You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure efficient and accurate reporting of research performance, quality, and management data for a number of internal and external purposes.

This position sits within the Research Services directorate which is responsible for managing research funding and contracts, intellectual property and commercialisation, research governance in accordance with the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research and oversight of research ethics processes, research performance and rankings, researcher development and all associated polices and processes.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked University in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

Reporting to the Associate Director, the appointee will be a competent, innovative and experienced problem solver and capable of consistently exercising sound and responsible judgement. You will take responsibility for challenging and complex matters related to research performance, research collection systems, changes to legislative requirements, implementation of new systems and processes.

You will:

  • lead the analytics, evaluation and submission processes for research quality and performance reporting;
  • undertake data mining, predictive modelling and other data analysis techniques, to identify emerging trends and recommend strategies;
  • manage the production of research performance and quality reports, visualisations, and dashboards
    (e.g. Power BI), including comparative analysis and benchmarking; and
  • manage and support planning, consolidation, analysis, and systems development associated with the University’s submission of institutional data to Government bodies.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Victorian-based Federation University workers to be fully vaccinated, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a suitability statement not to exceed one page, in addition to a resume. To view the Position Description, please visit

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756. Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.

We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more