Research Analyst

Boroondara, Australia
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Be an active contributor to our 2020 Strategy
  • Attractive salary plus generous staff benefits
  • Newly created opportunity in our Swinburne Research team

About Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in its 2020 Research and Innovation Strategy. We aim to differentiate ourselves as an innovative university focused on producing substantial research-driven innovation and business outcomes with impact in partnership with industry and community. Research excellence and impact are the foundations of this Strategy.

About the job

The Swinburne Research Office is on a transformational journey to build and develop its capability to best practice standards. We have a team that undertakes research data and reporting plus systems support and development to develop business intelligence leading to deep insights that support the University research and innovation agenda and meets compliance requirements. We are looking for a Research Analyst to join us and support the collection, verification, analysis and reporting of the University’s research management data. 

In this role, you will lead the university’s research publication verification process, including training of faculty-based staff as required. You will also be required to prepare scheduled and ad hoc internal reports on research performance and will be responsible for the compilation, verification and visualization of the data, as well as interpretation and drafting of the reports. With your attention to detail, you will make a major contribution to the preparation of data for university’s external research reporting obligations to the Department of Education and Training, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and others. You will work closely with other staff and teams in Swinburne Research and the University to support the research enterprise.

About you

You will be required to possess sound project management and organisational skills, good quantitative skills and database skills, the initiative to deal with complex issues, and the ability to maintain a close working relationship with colleagues, supervisors and researchers. 

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in information systems or related business, computing, or knowledge management with demonstrated relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/ or education and training qualification.
  • Demonstrated high-level quantitative and qualitative analytic and data management skills including advanced Excel skills, proficiency in querying databases (including SQL) and manipulation and presentation of data.
  • Demonstrated high-level organisational and administrative skills including project management, analytical and problem-solving skills, and provision of documentation to support evidence-based decision making to facilitate analysis and interpretation of data.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

How to apply

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Tania Bezzobs (Executive Director (Research Office)) on 0418 525 670. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018