Research Excellence Coordinator

Darwin, Australia
$100,815 to $123,847 pa plus 17% superannuation and 6 weeksleave
06 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 18-month fixed term appointment
  • Professional Level 8/9 salary $100,815 to $123,847 pa
  • plus 17% superannuation and 6 weeksleave
  • Casuarina Campus, NT

Use your project management, process development, analysisand systems skillsto advance CDU’s ability to deliver quality research and impact.

About the Position

As Research Excellence Coordinator, you will support the design and adoption of best-practice processes for enhancing the University’s research excellence, providing dedicated analysis and project management to drive collaborative improvement activities across research operational and service functions. The role offers the opportunity to coordinate projects across multiple teams and to identify and develop the use of systems and software to benchmark and showcase CDU’s research performance internally and externally.

This will include coordinating our initiatives and submissions in response to the ARC’s evolving assessments such as Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI), as well as initiatives to ensure CDU’s continued improvements in international University research rankings, including Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, QS Rankings and the Shanghai Ranking (ARWU).

CDU, and in particular its institutes, are a growing force in terms of research performance, but this is still an area ripe for development. The role offers the opportunity to contribute to CDU’s increasing strength in research, and to develop the way in which it is supported, tracked, analysed and promoted.

About You

To be successful, you will possess:

  • Postgraduate qualifications with minimum of five years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training, involving skills across project management, research performance evaluation, benchmarking and data analysis.
  • Experience workingin University and/or research environment, and/or in analysis and modelling of research performance datasets across a range of fields including sciences, social sciences and humanities and/or specialist knowledge about research performance evaluation
  • Knowledge and experience of using software tools and systems to support performance and manage projects (such as Office 365, SharePoint, Smartsheet, Power BI, Tableau, Pure, THE Data Points)
  • Experience in problem solving and providing an informed judgment that displays initiative, with an ability to independently compile and configure information to meet project requirements.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills for effective liaison with external stakeholders and with staff at all levels within the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, and under limited direction in a corporate environment, including setting and achieving priorities and monitoring workflow in a busy environment with competing demands.

To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile


Appointment to this role will be at Professional Level 8/9. The base salary will be in the range $100,815 to $123,847 per annum. The total remuneration package will be in the range of $117,953 to $144,900 including 17% superannuation.

What’s in it for you?

  • An employer who values your contribution to build a bigger, better and stronger university
  • Work with a University committed to changing people’s lives for the better through training, education and research
  • An enviable lifestyle within the unique and spectacular Northern Territory
  • Opportunities for professional development, paid study and career progression
  • 17% superannuation
  • 6 weeks of paid annual leave
  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave, in addition to government payments (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Recognition of prior service with another Australian University / NT Government for Long Service Leave
  • Free On-Campus Car Parking in designated areas
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging opportunities

How to Apply

All applications must be received online via the ‘apply’ button and should include a cover letter, a detailed resume and a response to the selection competencies contained within the position profile.

For a confidential discussion please contact Christine Edwardon 08 8946 7008 or email

Diversity and Inclusion

At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We’re about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our university community feels that they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community is inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.

You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  

Applications Close: Wednesday 4 January 2023