Data Management Officer, Data Quality Project

Sydney, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Portfolio

  • Opportunity to carry out data checking and cleansing activities
  • Full-time fixed term for 6 months
  • Remuneration package: HEO 6 $82K p.a. base salary, leave loading and superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Manager, Research Data Operations, in the Research Portfolio DVC Research, the main purpose of the position is to ensure University of Sydney academics are represented correctly by carrying out data checking and cleansing activities in the University's research management system, IRMA (Integrated Research Management Application), analysing and monitoring data quality and implementing documented processes to clean and maintain this data quality. 

In this position, you will:

  • extract, import, cleanse, match, prepare and maintain comprehensive datasets for reporting and system testing reconciliations
  • develop and document maintenance of data validation, integrity checking methodologies and cleansing processes
  • create reports, build views, test and validate research data using SQL
  • design and develop analyses and reports that review area of data quality to determine project priorities, in terms of volume and complexity.

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 Data Management Officer-Data Quality Project who possesses:

  • qualifications and/or equivalent experience relevant to the skills required; or completion of a diploma/degree with equivalent work experience preferably in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science
  • previous knowledge of working in data cleansing initiatives using different metrics and systems
  • ability to design processes that resolves data gaps in systems
  • experience working with enterprise systems and database packages (e.g. HR, Finance, etc.)
  • excellent analytical , problem solving and numeracy skills to determine the most effective and efficient approach to take towards maintaining data
  • knowledge of data manipulation techniques to ensure data consistency across a wide range of data sets extracted from various sources
  • intermediate knowledge of SQL.

About us

The DVC Research Portfolio currently includes six groups that support the DVCR and researchers to achieve the University's research goals:

  • Research Strategy and Policy Framework coordinates policy advice and projects, and provides secretariat support to DVCR committees;
  • Research Development and Collaboration provides strategic and technical support to researchers applying for funding so as to optimise successful outcomes; and supports the development of collaborative research infrastructure and mechanisms to facilitate collaborative research initiatives;
  • Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships develops and manages processes for disseminating and transfer knowledge from University research, including protecting Intellectual Property and commercialization;
  • Research Grants and Contracts develops and manages systems for efficient and effective management of research funding applications, drafting, negotiating and entering into research and related agreements and post-award requirements imposed by funding bodies and contractual obligations so as to optimise successful outcomes;
  • Research Integrity and Ethics Administration develops and mages processes foe Ethics approvals (human animal), and Laboratory Animal Services;
  • Research Reporting, Analysis, Data & Systems develops and manages data capture and analysis , and coordinates development of IT systems to support business requirements .

The DVC Research Portfolio also includes Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis (SMM) providing a core set of state-of-the-art microscopy and microanalysis services to researchers; the Charles Perkins Centre and The Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI).

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:

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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