Deputy Director in Research Performance & Analysis

Hobart, Australia
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Deputy Director, Research Performance & Analysis (RPA) assists the University to maintain its leading role within Australia and growing its global research standing by having responsibility for and leading the University's research performance interpretation and analysis.

In the role you will:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership to the Research Performance and Analysis Unit, having responsibility for the performance and outcomes of the Unit.
  • Continual development of institutional relevant, high-level, data informed strategy recommendations regarding research performance analysis, models, and results.
  • Provide advice, reports and briefing papers based on relevant performance metrics, data analysis and bibliometrics to inform and assist key stakeholders in strategic planning, policy and program development, evaluation reviews and impact assessments.
  • Drive the development of research business intelligence to underpin research policy and strategy, monitor and measure performance, and provide timely feedback and information to the research community.
  • Responsibility for the management of programs, activities and requisite government research related reporting. This will include the oversight of data modelling and analysis, report submission, consultation and ongoing review mechanisms.
  • Develop and maintain strong and influential relationships with stakeholders across the higher education sector, ensuring knowledge of current activity in order to identify and produce best practice in the area of research performance and analysis.

You will be employed on a full-time ongoing basis.

To be considered, you will have:

  • A post graduate qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated expert research and analytical skills and the ability to assimilate, distil and interpret complex information and to recommend appropriate action
  • Demonstrated ability to be solution focused in a continually challenging and changing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects to completion, including the ability to show initiative and work independently to prioritise tasks and to meet deadlines
  • High level organisational and communication skills including the ability to negotiate and influence, internally and externally, in the context of University strategy and goals.

For further information about this position please contact Nigel Blundell, Deputy Director Research Operations, / 03 6226 1994. 

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 10 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $132,087 comprising base salary of $112,895 plus 17% superannuation.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Thursday, 27 April 2017.