Research Data Specialist - Web Developer

University of Melbourne
February 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$77,171
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Contract Type:Fixed-term until 31
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Research Data Specialist - Web Developer

Job no: 0058437 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Fixed-term until 31 December 2023, with the opportunity to extend Department/School: Chancellery - Research and Enterprise Salary: Level A or B - $77,171 - 130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join Australia's #1 University in this exciting role which mixes academic research and research support
  • Work closely with researchers to design and develop a prototype stem cell registry, which will consist of a database and a web user interface
  • 17% super and flexible working arrangements available!
  • The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

    About Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) https:// The Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) was established in June 2019 as a workforce of translators to support data-intensive research, and it sits in the Chancellery Research and Enterprise portfolio. Currently employing over 20 data specialists and data stewards, the platform collaborates on research projects from all areas of the University. This team is working to ensure our researchers, students and collaborators have the necessary tools and resources now and, in the future, to keep us at the leading edge of research in this exciting, fast-paced era of data science and computation.

    About the Role This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about research and wants to work in a collaborative team with diverse backgrounds and expertise. The Research Data Specialist – Web Developer reports to the Melbourne Data Analytics Platform team leaders, working on a variety of projects, and supporting research via collaboration. Your main responsibility will be designing and developing a prototype stem cell registry, which will consist of a database and a web user interface. This registry will be developed in collaboration with Professor Christine Wells, Department of Anatomy and Physiology. The position is supported by Phenomics Australia, and forms part of the University of Melbourne stem cell platform capabilities.

    The role offers a solid chance to use both hard and soft skills – data collection, analysis and presentation as well as building relationships and networks with the University research community.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Development of a prototype stem cell registry schema and database, data entry and sharing protocols.
  • Liaison between Australian and international-based stem cell stakeholders for design and testing of the database structure association with the stem cell registry.
  • Delivery of support and development programs, including across graduate, post-graduate, team and non-standard research projects.
  • Help to strengthen communities of practice through active collaboration, networking and membership across all research areas.
  • Use your wide engagement networks to enhance leadership and visibility of data intensive research.
  • About You You have a passion for research and commitment to problem-solving and flexibility. You will have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to synthesise information and tailor messages to a variety of audiences. This role will work in an open and honest environment, so you will need to be comfortable with direct communication and self- reflection.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in a data-intensive research field.
  • Database design and web development experience.
  • Expertise in web technologies such as Python, Flask (or other Python web frameworks such as Django, Pyramid), JavaScript, CSS.
  • Strong technical expertise in at least one of data collection, analysis, management, or visualisation.
  • Research experience in genomic data, bioinformatics pipeline or workflow development.
  • Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
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    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the key selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]

    Applications close: Monday 20th February 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Advertised: 30 Jan 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 20 Feb 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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