First listed on: 29 September 2017

Team Lead, Research Data Systems

Research Reporting, Analysis, Data and Systems (RRADS)
Reference no. 1862/0917

  • Opportunity to lead a specialist team responsible for supporting Research Information Systems
  • Review current data model and design new models and ETL to cater to University reporting needs
  • Implement reporting framework for various tools such as SSRS, Tableau, PowerBI
  • Manage and develop applications/systems used within the Research Portfolio
  • Develop SQL/PL SQL based applications and apply best practices in design and coding
  • Contribute in developing data governance principles, policies and implement across research portfolio
  • Full-time Continuing, based at Margaret Telfer Building, Remuneration package: $119K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

We are seeking a Team Lead, Research Data Systems to join our Research Reporting, Analysis, Data and Systems (RRADS) team. The main purpose of the position is to lead a specialist team responsible for supporting the research information systems that service the DVC Portfolio. These systems are a mix of database and reporting technology that provide a suite of specialised reporting and data management tools to ensure appropriate levels of data governance, quality and accuracy, specifically in connection with the management, collection and reporting of Grants and Contracts data, ERA data, benchmark data and research performance indicators among others.

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 Team Lead, Research Data Systems who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • leading a team of technical and functional staff
  • coordinating a team which supports key stakeholders ensuring operational and reporting tools are managed and supported
  • maintaining a high level of attention to detail in the collection, processing and maintenance of electronic records and reporting
  • designing and implementing data models
  • write SQL/PL SQL programs and optimize existing programs to achieve efficiency in execution
  • MS Office, particularly MS Excel, Access, and Word.

About us

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 6,000 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.

The DVCR also provides oversight for the governance and operations of the Charles Perkins Centre, The Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Centre for Translational Data Science.

The position will be located within the Research Reporting Analytics and Data Systems (RRADS) group, one of six groups within the Research Portfolio that currently support the DVC-R and researchers to achieve the University’s goals. The RRADS group is responsible for providing university wide reports and strategic information on research and research performance, managing government required reporting programs (ERA, HERDC, SRE), managing data acquisition, coordinating application and system development to support business processes and requirements by developing and managing the data collection, analysing and reporting of the University’s research performance, including external obligations and internal absolute research performance reporting for the faculty funding model, and coordinating development of business systems to support business requirements.

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: 11.30pm 15 October 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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