Coordinator, Research Services

Curtin University of Technology
July 21, 2024
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Seeking an experienced team player with a passion for library research services, repository management and open research.

Job Reference:1226498

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Curtin University Library provides an array of innovative services and programs to support the University's research and the development of higher degree by research students (HDRs) as independent learners and researchers.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for a research support specialist to take the lead role in the development and maintenance of Library research services related to our institutional repository and open research practices. The role provides expert advice and leadership for initiatives aligned to the University's strategic plan, develops relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and ensures researchers and HDR students are provided with training and education support related to current and emerging Library research services.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with the team, university stakeholders and the vendor to implement and deliver a new repository platform and researcher profile system.
  • Develop expert knowledge in institutional, subject and data repositories.
  • Develop and deliver training for Library staff, researchers, and HDR students, integrating advocacy and expert knowledge in open research and FAIR principles.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to align library services with university strategies.
  • Coordinate the design, resourcing, benchmarking, evaluation, and reporting of Library research services and related initiatives.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and management of staff.
  • We are looking for (the ideal candidate):

  • Completion of a relevant degree with considerable experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional, subject and data repositories.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to adapt communication styles to differing audiences and the ability to form meaningful networks across the library, university and nationally.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team, manage projects, solve problem and work within timeframes.
  • Demonstrated excellent presentation skills, including experience as trainer.
  • Professional qualification in librarianship (desirable).
  • As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

    Why Choose Us?

    Our staff are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide Australia and the world with quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a friendly place where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are a part of everyday life.

    Our vibrant Bentley campus includes a gym, childcare, medical centre, art gallery, hotel, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, accessible parking, and excellent public transport connections.

  • Global Excellence : Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment : Embrace flexibility with a role based at our Bentley campus.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary : Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Time Well-Spent : Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Recognition for Prior Service : Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness : Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin's wellbeing locations at https: //
  • For more information about our university visit www.

    Join us!

    Please provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

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    Applications close: 11:30am AWST, Sunday 21 July 2024.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on [email protected] or 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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