Library Systems/Research Data Manager

Opportunity to play an integral part in the support of this university research environment.
The role will support the research community through the management, preservation and analysis of research outputs; the development and delivery of research support services; preparations for any legislative requirements in regard to research performance and the selection, implementation, maintenance and development of research infrastructure systems.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage the institutional repository, the research management system, the use of research reporting products and other related research infrastructure: identify goals and future strategies for improvement; develop workflows to manage the capture, description and preservation, deposit and impact of research outputs.
  • Provide training and guidance for academic and professional staff involved with research and research management
  • Provide management information as required in relation to research performance
  • Support the development and implementation of future research data capture systems to meet legislative requirements to ensure that all information supplied to be part of any research performance initiative is accurate, credible and meets the published criteria.
  • Manage the Research Data Management policies and procedures to achieve the strategic objectives of the University Research Strategy
  • Network effectively and contribute to user group discussions on future system developments and uses to share best practice
  • Engage with the academic community to understand their needs and requirements as related to research data management
  • Develop the taxonomy and authorities for the IR and develop and implement appropriate metadata standards for the description of IR material
  • Establish and maintain research management policies, procedures, and other necessary documentation in consultation with colleagues within the library and across the University
  • Serve as the key contact for the deposit of electronic theses and research projects into the IR
Ability to:
  • Customise, deploy and manage repository and associated software
  • Arrange and carry out testing of the system and evaluate results
  • Design and develop repository interface and tools
  • Identify and develop value-added services such as University pages in the repository
  • Understand and deploy relevant metadata standards including (but not limited to) Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, OAI-PMH
  • Liaise and test implementation with cataloguing team where appropriate
  • Ensure compliance and monitor metadata quality on an ongoing basis
  • Work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
To be considered for this position, please provide your resume and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below.
  • Completion of a relevant degree and / or graduate diploma with relevant work experience in the management of library and information technologies.
  • An appreciation of the process by which academic research is conducted and translated into policy, practice or product, together with the role of different stakeholders in this process.
  • An understanding of the issues relating to the assessment of research including the responsible use of metrics.
  • Awareness of legislative reporting requirements for Research activity and performance.
  • A high level of organisational skills.
  • Developed project management and IT skills.
  • Ability to understand and explain complicated and/or technical concepts in a way that is easily understood by non-specialists both face-to-face and in other formats and to provide expert advice where appropriate.
  • Able to produce accurate work of a high standard to specific deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • An ability to work, on occasions, to very tight deadlines in a diverse and demanding environment.
  • Extraction and manipulation of data for reporting purposes (analysis of data into reports).
  • Experience working in a Higher Education Research environment.
  • Experience developing, managing and implementing new systems.
  • Experience developing stakeholder relationships at different levels.
  • Ability to analyse complex data and information to produce management information.
  • A working knowledge of research data.
  • High-level skills to communicate in person and in writing with committees, university and faculty management and highly skilled academics.
  • Knowledge of emerging library technologies.
Please note that we are reviewing applications as we receive them, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Melbourne (Melbourne)
Library and Information
Catherine Hill