Data Skill Development Officer

Brisbane, Australia
06 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) is an Australian Government initiative to enhance Australia’s environmental research effort. TERN coordinates a nationally distributed set of instrumentation and data, and information services which collectively contribute to meeting the needs of terrestrial ecosystem research and other users in Australia for land observing systems. The infrastructure also contributes to Australia’s role in international programs in areas such as global flux observing. TERN was established in 2009 by a National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) grant from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DoET). Through a number of extensions and renewals of its grant, TERN’s funding is currently in place until June 2019.

The role

The Data Skill Development Officer is part of the TERN data team that ensures uptake of TERN data services in both research and commercial applications. The successful applicant will be required to work independently and as part of a data team and liaison with both internal and external users of TERN to understand their needs. The role works closely with TERN stakeholders and TERN domain capabilities located across Australia.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in information management, information science, computer science or a relevant discipline, combined with strong programming skills and a sound knowledge in the use of ecosystem science data and its applications. You should also have a demonstrated ability to write data analysis programs in R/Python, experience developing application programming interfaces and resusable software, and advanced business analysis skills.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a part-time, fixed term appointment until June 2019, at HEW Level 7. The full-time equivalent remuneration package will be in the range $81,883 - $89,559 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,803 - $104,784 p.a., pro rata).

Position Description

Download File position-description-TERN-Data-Skill-Development-Officer.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Siddeswara Guru on +61 7 3346 3125 or

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