Data Scientist

Caloundra, Australia
13 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Salary Level:  Classification Level 7/8 (Salary range A$84,974 to A$108,186 gross per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions) 
Appointment:  Full-time, fixed-term for 2 years

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

  1. A comprehensive university of 20,000 students by 2020;
  2. Positioned in the global tertiary education community as a top-100 university under 50 years of age; and
  3. A primary engine of capacity building in the broader Sunshine Coast region, from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

Overview of Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute is developing into a world-class facility for mental health and neurological research, teaching and associated clinical services. The institute will enable USC to make a major contribution to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain and mind and be at the forefront of vital research in the areas of ageing and dementia and mental health issues relating to youth and adults alike.

Overview of the Role

Under the broad direction of the Operations Manager, the Data Scientist will play an instrumental role in the development, and management of a range of databases supporting new mental health research programs in areas such as PTSD, TMS, novel treatments, youth mental health, and clinical trials. This role will establish and manage data requirements, analysing and reporting to support research initiatives including CRM.

The Data Scientist will develop collaborative partnerships with relevant stakeholders to develop, implement and maintain database structures; maximise system performance; identify and resolve problems of data integrity, security, and access; integrate data management practices with existing University data backup systems; and provide effective and client focussed operational support.

In consultation with the Operations Manager, other IT staff and clients, the Data Scientist will also contribute to the development of policies, procedures, standards, statistics and other documentation in relation to SCMN-TI’s database systems.

The incumbent will be required to work across teams to identify information required for reporting, presenting and evaluating research performance, and will have high-level expertise to perform data extract transform and load (ETL) processes, complex queries and data segmentation and management to ensure the effective use of information systems.

The successful candidate will hold relevant post-graduate qualifications, or demonstrate progress towards postgraduate qualifications combined with the extensive relevant experience managing complex databases including designing, reviewing and building. The incumbent will be required to work autonomously and will have strong organisational, analytical and reporting skills in data management. This role also requires excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate and influence others to achieve strategic objectives.

Contact for Further Information

Mandy Nuske
Personal Assistant to the Director
Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience - Thompson Institute
07 5430 1285

Closing Date

Midnight, Sunday 29 April 2018

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

To apply please click the Apply button at top of screen.

USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.