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Coordinator, Research Technical

Apply now Job no: 502240
Work type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Administration, Research, Technical

• Full-time and continuing
• Melbourne Burwood Campus
• HEW 7 $89,427 + 17% Superannuation

We are seeking a self-motivated Coordinator, Research Technical to develop and implement strategies to identify and maximise the return on investment for current or proposed research infrastructure, including databases and labs within the Faculty of Business and Law. You will also be involved in providing high-level support to researchers in planning, executing and reviewing the use of research infrastructure, to contribute to continuous improvement.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Managing the planning, development, implementation and ongoing enhancement of research technical infrastructure in the Faculty.

• Managing and supporting the Faculty’s research laboratories, including the provision of technical support for researchers in the conduct of laboratory-based behavioural experiments; maintaining participant databases; and liaising with relevant stakeholders to manage planning and refresh cycles for any research lab equipment.

• Managing the Faculty’s research databases, including: licence management and database renewals; analysis and reporting on database utilisation and ROI; promotion of research database resources to staff across the Faculty; and support for the Faculty Research Databases Subcommittee.

• Liaising with Faculty and University stakeholders in relation to the acquisition of research software products and management of HDR computer leases and support.
• Conducting internal and external environment scanning to identify opportunities for technical resource improvement and optimization.
• Conducting benchmarking of research activity and performance including assisting with the maintenance and allocation of research workload ensuring compliance to the Faculty research expectation model.
• Providing technical support for Faculty-run external research engagement activities, such as webinars.


To be successful, you’ll have:
• A relevant postgraduate research qualification (PhD or Masters) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and /or education and training.
• High level data analysis, report writing and presentation experience.
• High level of proficiency in information and communication technologies. Experience in the provision of high-level support and services, including documenting and managing user requirements and protocols.
• Experience with research databases and software in relevant disciplines.
• Experience in running behavioural research experiments.


For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Position Description: Download File PD - Coordinator Research Technical.pdf

Applications for this position close on Monday 26th October 2020.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.
For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Bronwyn Kelly on +61 3 522 72442.

Are You Ready?
Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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