Visual Analytics Research Officer

Sydney, Australia
12 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

DVC Research

  • Develop and maintain a suite of Tableau reports
  • Creatively and succinctly communicate key insights to stakeholders
  • Explore innovative approaches and best practices for data visualisation
  • Full time, fixed term for 3 years
  • Remuneration package: $106K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

This position’s primary function is to coordinate and provide innovative analysis, reporting and visualisation of information as it relates to the institutional research performance and productivity reporting. This includes writing reports for the University community, while ensuring that the University’s research performance is accurately presented. The incumbent in this position will work within the Analytics Research & Development team and across other teams within RRADS; he/she will be expected to work independently, employing sound judgement, initiative and innovation to negotiate across teams and resources to deliver required outcomes.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Visual Analytics Research Officer who possesses:

  • demonstrated knowledge of a range of data manipulation techniques to ensure data consistency across datasets extracted from various sources
  • demonstrated ability to build efficient working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • demonstrated understanding of the theory and application of key visual design principles
  • demonstrated capability in data manipulation packages (such as SQL, R and Python and Alteryx)
  • demonstrated capability in data visualisation tools (such as R, D3.js) and prerequisite technologies (such as HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery).

Candidates with an understanding of University research performance indicators will be highly regarded.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 14 January 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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