First listed on: 15 June 2017

Manager, Research Data Operations

Research Portfolio
Reference no. 1018/0517

  • Deliver efficient and effective methods of creating, correcting, matching, storing and archiving data sets related to ERA and international rankings
  • Lead teams in administering enterprise wide research information based applications and support functions
  • Be valued for your exceptional skills in data analysis, data management, information interpretation, presentation and reporting

About the opportunity 

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Manager, Research Data Operations to join our Research Reporting Analysis and Data Systems (RRADS) group and lead the research information program of work around the systems, storage, support and distribution of operational data sets and reporting to portfolio business units and teams within RRADS. You will lead a team of professionals responsible for administering enterprise wide research applications, technical and user support functions, analysis of system application bugs and escalation of issues to ICT or vendor as appropriate.

In partnership with the Director, RRADS you will actively participate in university professional services unit technical advisory groups to ensure delivery of portfolio projects are in line with research excellence and simplification initiatives that underpin university strategic goals.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Manager, Research Data Operations who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • leadership and management, both human resource and financial management
  • data analysis, data management, information interpretation, presentation and reporting
  • developing and implementing projects and processes across large organisations
  • contributing to strategy and policy development and implementation
  • assimilating and distilling complex information and communicating key concepts
  • Australian Higher Education policy frameworks and their relationship to research performance indicators and funding.

About us

The Research Reporting Analytics and Data Systems (RRADS) group is responsible for providing university wide reports and strategic information on research and research performance, managing government required reporting programmes (ERA, HERDC, SRE), managing data acquisition, coordinates application and system development to support business processes and requirements by developing and managing the data collection, analysis and reporting of the University’s research performance, including external obligations, and internal absolute research performance reporting for the university funding model.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 29 June 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.


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