Data Management Officer

Curtin University of Technology
June 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$1 billi
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:fixed-term contract,
Working Time:Full time
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Job Reference: 1182904

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The Centre for Crop and Disease Management

The Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) at Curtin University works closely with the grains industry to reduce the $1 billion per year burden of crop disease for Australian farmers. For the last 10 years our research discoveries have improved the genetic resistance of wheat, barley, canola, and pulses providing enduring solutions for growers dealing with disease epidemics. With a large team of more than 100 research staff and students focused on molecular plant pathology, fungicide resistance, agronomy, and precision agriculture, CCDM's multidisciplinary approach uniquely allows us to deliver solutions more effectively than would be possible with research focused in one area.

To find out more about the centre, please visit our website: https: // www.

This position is part of DataHarvest, a national project that focuses on improving how research, development, and extension (RD&E) data is managed in the grains industry. The project aims to develop a national collaborative framework for supporting and delivering regionally relevant training in research data management across the Australian grains industry. Curtin University has partnered with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to deliver the DataHarvest project through the CCDM.

We are seeking a detail-oriented applicant to support research data management within the DataHarvest project. You will be the first point of contact in providing hands-on support to stakeholders. You will support the project lead in developing face-to-face and online data management resources, maintain the metadata catalogue, and provide hands-on support for quality metadata records and good data management practices.

If successful, you will have an opportunity to grow your skills in a diverse team through support and training, connect with researchers and industry and enable innovation in a new area.

In this role, you will:

  • Maintain a metadata catalogue, quality check incoming metadata entries and data management plans for compliance with existing guidelines.
  • Provide support and advice to researchers in agriculture, including best practices in research data management.
  • Support the development and maintenance of online data management resources, including online self-help and training resources/videos.
  • Share developments in agricultural RD&E data support with other organisations through training workshops and other avenues.
  • We are looking for (the ideal candidate):

  • Completion of a relevant degree (e.g. Library and information science, information management, Agriculture/Science related degree) with relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education.
  • Demonstrated information management skills, including an understanding of the application of new and emerging technologies relevant to research data management.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high-quality, client/customer-focused services.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well within a team.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with the ability to work flexibly and independently with limited direction.
  • Knowledge of agricultural industry (desirable).
  • As this is a fixed-term contract, you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Fatima Naim, Project leader for DataHarvest, at [email protected] or Mr John Brown, Coordinator Research Services, Library at [email protected]

    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. Our Talent Acquisition team enjoys a blend of remote work (2 days a week) and the option to work from our Midland or St Georges Terrace offices on occasion for a change of scenery.
  • 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.

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    Please provide a cover letter, 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: 10:00am AWST, Thursday, 20 June 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 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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