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Data Technologist

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The Opportunity

 

  • Support, liaise and engage with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Provide and deliver specialist expert advice in the area of research data. 
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation!

 

The Data Technologist will be based at the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), an NCRIS project to which CSIRO is a sub-contractor. While the position is employed by CSIRO, the Data Technologist will take daily direction from a line of management in ARDC.

The Data Technologist will support, liaise, and engage with a diverse group of stakeholders in a research-focussed environment and communicate effectively with key stakeholders in cross disciplinary settings and across a broad range of research areas. The Technologist will be responsible in providing and delivering specialist expert advice to projects and activities across the ARDC programs in the area of research data, platforms, infrastructure and skills. It will also involve coordinating and leading research community infrastructure programs, including information exchanges, events, workshops, and community forums to support ARDC programs. This position is externally funded.
 

Your duties will include

  • Liaise with identified partners, particularly in Western Australia, to pro-actively identify and determine their needs and respond by providing relevant and timely delivery of expertise, resources, and/or services provided by ARDC
  • Provide and deliver specialist expert advice in the area of research data, platforms, infrastructure and skills.
  • Lead research community infrastructure programs, including information exchanges, events, workshops, and community forums. 
  • Work as an autonomous member or leader of an often regionally dispersed team, taking responsibility for team outcomes and carrying out Communication and Information tasks in support of scientific research and data management across a range of organisations.​​​​​

 

Location:       Kensington, Western Australia 
Tenure:          Specified term until 30th June 2021
Salary:           AU$97K – AU$105K + up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference:    60743

To be successful you will need

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • A PhD or comparable experience working in academic research and a thorough understanding of the research process.
  • Experience with a broad range of technology skills relating to research data.
  • Demonstrated experience working in or closely with (national) research organisations/facilities or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully engaging with a diverse group of stakeholders within an institution, research facility or research group that spans multiple institutions.
  • Excellent communication and team skills, including the ability to prepare documentation for various audiences, present, and to liaise, advise and negotiate at various levels.
  • Sound organisational and time management skills, including the ability to set priorities and perform well under pressure within a complex and changing environment.

 

For more information please view the Position Description.
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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

About CSIRO

At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Thursday, 11th April, 2019.

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