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Research Data Analyst

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Information Technology, Laboratory & Research Support

Research Data Analyst 

  • Full time, Fixed Term (30 June 2025) position
  • Based in Hobart
  • Provide training and education for researchers at IMAS regarding data management best practice


The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a world-class centre of excellence for innovative, relevant, and globally distinctive marine research and education at the University of Tasmania. The Data Management section within IMAS is responsible for management of data and information systems including the formulation of relevant policy and strategies, conceptualisation, and development of information systems, deploying and managing data and metadata repositories and provides advice and support to the IMAS Directorate, staff, students, partners and major collaborations hosted at the University (e.g. SMRCA, NESP, ACEAS, AAPP).

 The Opportunity

The Research Data Analyst will contribute to a comprehensive information service related to data holdings at IMAS and partner organisations. This position is responsible for implementing and maintaining best practice, end to end data workflows for storage, access and discovery of research data and carry out associated curation protocols and practices. The Research Data Analyst will work closely with researchers from IMAS and partner organisations on the management, analytics, code optimisation, visualisation and publishing of data collected or generated.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work with researchers across IMAS and partner organisations providing specialist information, advice, support and training for the adoption of best data management practice, including adherence to FAIR principles and compliance with the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research.
  • Develop documentation and provide training and education for researchers regarding data management best practice, and relevant policies and procedures.
  • Configure, curate and test systems used for delivery of metadata and data.
  • Support external users and stakeholders in accessing data published at IMAS.
  • Assist in the development of research and spatial data visualisation tools, where possible based on existing infrastructure and data platforms.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and/or education training.
  • An understanding of best practice in data management including the FAIR data principles and management of indigenous data.
  • Experience in scientific and spatial data management and administration, preferably in a marine research facility.
  • Experience working with research datasets and associated storage environments including their use in high-performance computing environments.
  • High-level collaboration and problem-solving skills.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $107,061 comprising base salary within the range of $84,386 to $91,505 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply:

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Peter Walsh, Manager, Data and Information Systems, or (03) 6226 8246.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.


Applications close Thursday, 18 August 2022, 11.55pm


Download File PD_Research_Data_Analyst.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

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