Project Manager, Research Publications Collection

Bundoora, Australia
08 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Use your project management skills and knowledge of the research landscape
  • Full time, 6 month fixed term role based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $91,330 to $104,909 per annum pro rata plus 9.5% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Library Research team operates within the Research and Collections Portfolio. This team collaborates with the Research Office and La Trobe researchers to collect, preserve and selectively publish research outpus produced by university staff and students.  This position works across the Library and Research Office to ensure technical work and publication data are accurate to support relevant processes, projects, and strategic information needs.

About the role

As the Project Manager, Research Publications, you will drive the annual publication collection process for La Trobe University.  This process is critical in understanding the volume and quality of the research publications our staff produce, and in turn contributes to our research rankings and other metrics. 

Working closely with teams in the Library and Research Office, you will map a streamlined process and identify process improvements and implement these to deliver an accurate annual publications data set.  You will project manage the gathering, storage and selective publishing of research outputs, ensuring this data supports the University’s requirements, including ERA, academic workload planning and publication collection guidelines.

Skills & Experience

To succeed in this role you will be degree qualified with significant project management and process improvement experience.  Your demonstrated experience in successful stakeholder management will be important, as will your experience working in complex environments flexibly dealing with problems as they arise.  An understanding of the Australian research landscape will be highly regarded. You will have experience in leading cross-departmental teams, with a focus on achieving project outcomes under tight deadlines.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

How to Apply

Closing date: Sunday 18th March 2018 (11:55pm)

Position Enquiries: Simon Huggard,  Deputy Director, Research and Collections  TEL: (03) 9479 5173  EMAIL:

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.

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