Research Evaluation Specialist

Hawthorn, Australia
Attractive salary plus 17% superannuation
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Join Swinburne Research
  • 2-years fixed-term, part-time (0.5) position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Attractive salary plus 17% superannuation

About the Role

We are seeking a quality driven professional to join our Research Analytics Services team within Swinburne Research. As the Research Evaluation Specialist, you will be responsible for a range of duties and tasks required to plan and prepare the University’s submission to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative, due in 2023 and the Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment exercise, due in 2024.

Under the general direction of the Manager Research Analytics Services, you will work across the institution and collaborate with discipline leaders, library repository team and researchers to develop and execute processes to assist with the operational needs of the project and ensure that the tasks related to identifying, selecting and sourcing ERA peer review material and EI case studies and engagement narratives are effectively and precisely executed. You will manage general administration requirements and provide operational support for the project, including the interpretation, application and communication of submission guidelines and related material to senior staff, preparing data and reports, and organising regular meetings required with discipline leaders, researchers and professional support staff.

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication skills, high level organisational skills and attention to detail. You will be expected to anticipate problems and work towards common sense solutions and use discretion when handling information. Time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands are essential.

About You

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Excellent judgement skills and the ability to advise academic staff on the selection of items, including creative works, in line with external guidelines and university strategy.
  • Demonstrated experience with policy driven enquiries and procedures.
  • Proven high level administrative skills with ability to digitise material, and to edit and manipulate a range of documents and file types.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to provide comprehensive written communications and the capacity to understand and communicate specialist information.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI) initiative guidelines with experience in a similar role will be highly regarded.


  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or
  • Extensive relevant experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.

For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click 'apply' or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on

Applications Close: Wednesday, 13 July 2022 at 5 pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Diversity and Inclusion

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Vaccination Requirements

Orders from Victoria’s Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.



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