Position: Assistant Director—Research Excellence
Reference Number: ARC1718-011
Classification: Executive Level 1
Employment Status: Ongoing/Non-ongoing
Position Contact: Beverley Biglia (02) 6287 6737
Apply Address: recruitment@arc.gov.au    
Applications Close: 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Selection Documentation – PDF Format (288KB) – Word Format (72KB) 

About the Position

The position is located in the Research Excellence Branch. The Research Excellence Branch is responsible for the delivery of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, and the development and implementation of a new national assessment of Engagement and Impact (EI) of university research.

ERA evaluates the quality of the research undertaken in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks. The ratings are determined and moderated by committees of distinguished researchers, drawn from Australia and overseas. The Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment is a new initiative announced under the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

The position is largely responsible for research evaluation through data analysis and writing supporting documentation.

Duties and Tasks

  • Providing advice to stakeholders on the measurement of research quality, engagement and impact using indicators and metrics
  • Undertaking research and analysis to support policy development, including analysis of ERA and EI
  • Conducting complex analyses of large scale bibliometric datasets
  • Preparing well written documentation including; reports, briefings, correspondence and submissions
  • Preparing presentations for Executive staff and external stakeholders from the Higher Education Research Sector
  • Supervising junior staff within the section.
  • Demonstrated understanding of data analysis using metrics and indicators
  • Familiarity with the Higher Education Research Sector.

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines, whilst maintaining composure and attention to detail.
  • Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders

Our Ideal Candidate

You enjoy working in a challenging work environment. You are motivated with an exceptional level of conceptual and analytical capacity and a strong attention to detail.

You are excellent at building effective and productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and have a commitment to producing quality results.

You have a flexible attitude and a commitment to achieving accurate, quality outcomes. You have a strong understanding of research evaluation and data analysis and are familiar with research in the Higher Education Research Sector.