Manager, Analytics Research and Development

Sydney, Australia
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Portfolio

Research Reporting Analysis and Data Systems (RRADS)

  • Opportunity to lead the delivery and enhancement of a range of research reporting to support DVC Research portfolio strategic initiatives
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time fixed term for 6 months, remuneration package: $148K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Manager, Analytics Research and Development will be proactive in identifying areas for research reporting and developing associated outputs into reports for the University. By partnering with faculties, multi-disciplinary institutes and professional support units a key focus for the role will be to establish data and reporting requirements that address university research initiatives. 

The Manager will be responsible for building on and delivering a set of reports that consolidates bibliometric and research performance data based for faculty heads of school and multi-disciplinary institutes. This will require close liaison with Faculty Associate Dean’s Research, administrative staff university wide, and key strategic research analytics teams.

In this position, you will:

  • be responsible for evaluating and planning for research indicator data that supports Peer Review research focused disciplines
  • deliver an enhanced suite of reported that incorporate appropriate indicators developed in close consultation with the academic community
  • provide high level advice to the Director, RRADS and the DVCR on strategies to maximise the research areas and profile the research effort of the university
  • provide high level advice and support to Deans and Associate Deans Research on research information significance of activities within their areas of responsibility.

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 Manager who possesses:

  • relevant post-graduate qualification and experience within the Australian higher education sector
  • demonstrated high level leadership and management skills, including both human resource and financial management
  • demonstrated high-level analytical, strategic planning, project management and problem-solving skills
  • demonstrated outstanding capabilities in strategic analysis, data analysis, information interpretation, presentation and reporting
  • demonstrated outstanding capabilities in applying, developing and training staff in data analysis, data manipulation tools using a range of methodological approaches.

About us

The University of Sydney is committed to continued improvement in its research performance, maintaining its leading role within Australia and improving its competitive position internationally in order to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Australia and the wider world. To realise this vision the University is  implementing strategies that will attract and nurture the brightest researchers and support them to undertake research that makes an original contribution to knowledge or understanding; focussing its research activities to create areas of critical mass and coordinate investment in key strategic research areas; aligning  its organisational structure to support capabilities in key disciplines and cross-disciplinary areas; and building capacity to undertake many different kinds of research translation including intellectual property protection and commercialisation.

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 more than 6,000 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.

How to apply

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.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing Date: 11:30pm Thursday 15th March 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.

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