Research Data Officer

University of Queensland
December 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:$84,871 - $91,158
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Contract Type:fixed term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)

  • Collate and publish ecological data and associated metadata

  • Support the Australian Government research infrastructure initiative TERN

  • Work independently as part of a small data and analytics team to make data fair

  • Fixed term vacancy at our Long Pocket campus located in Indooroopilly

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    Collate and publish ecological data and associated metadata as part of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) Data Services and Analytics team. The Research Data Officer will identify and collect contextual information about data collections to publish them through TERN data services.

    You will work with TERN observing platforms and external stakeholders located across Australia so your ability to quickly establish strong relationships and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders will be among your strengths.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Create and edit metadata records for data collections to meet quality standards.

  • Perform data cleansing and data quality checking activities.

  • Contribute to the storage, access, preservation and archival of data collected and collated by TERN.

  • Assist in creating and managing controlled vocabularies related to earth and environmental science.

  • This is a full-time, fixed term position through to 24 December 2024.

    At HEW level 6, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $84,871 - $91,158, plus a generous super allowance of 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $99,300 - $106,655 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    About You
  • Completion of a relevant degree in information science, ecology, environmental science or eco-informatics with subsequent experience in earth and environment science research data management.

  • Experience in the research data management including describing, storing, sharing, and accessing research data.

  • Demonstrated strong liaison, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to build relationships and training across a range of professional and disciplinary areas.

  • Experience working with datasets using one or more tools such as SQL, R, Python, QGIS and XML.

  • Familiarity with knowledge on current technologies and standards such as institutional repositories, data encoding, data and metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, archival and preservation techniques.

  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills and the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a research environment.

  • Experience working with spatial data and familiarity with Jira, confluence and service desk is desirable.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Siddeswara Guru on 07 3346 3125 or [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday, 3 December 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-32200).

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