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Lucy Avati, 6 September 2016

Senior Research Officer

The University of Sydney

Senior Research Officer
Research, Analysis & Reporting
Human Resources
Reference no. 1241/0716
  • Exciting role for motivated and clear-thinking research and data analyst
  • Full time continuing position, Part-time & flexible work arrangements available
  • Located on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus

    About the opportunity

    We are currently seeking an outstanding Senior Research Officer to support the research, analysis and reporting function of the University's Human Resources department. This is a new role that reports into the Senior Manager for HR Research, Analysis & Reporting, Dr Linda Peach.

    The ideal candidate will be:

  • motivated and clear-thinking
  • enthusiastic about research, data and analysis
  • well-versed in quantitative statistical methods such as regression and MANOVA
  • a graduate from a psychology or social sciences degree or similar
  • an experienced user of SPSS, R and SQL
  • a good writer of reports and presentations

    Some 'nice-to-haves' are:

  • a higher degree in psychology, social sciences or similar
  • SEM experience
  • experience working with staff data in a large and complex organisation
  • experience with Tableau, particularly Tableau Server
  • experience with Alteryx

    The HR Research, Analysis and Reporting team models, reports and predicts our people's characteristics and success enablers. This person will be a key member of the team that does this work.

    Currently, a typical day involves:

  • working with colleagues to manage and fulfil analysis and reporting needs
  • providing research expertise as needed
  • using SQL, SPSS, R and Tableau to access, configure and analyse data
  • designing and writing reports and presentations from the analysis
  • liaising across the University to meet reporting needs

    In the future, a typical day will also involve:

  • using leading edge technology to create visually appealing and meaningful outputs, including dashboards
  • undertaking more detailed research activities to support evidence-based decision-making

    Aside from the necessary technical skills, the main pre-requisite for success in this job is that you love and understand research, data, and the whole process of creating meaningful outputs for a diverse range of people.

    Why join the University of Sydney?

    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.

    The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff who support over 60,000 students. Progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo and improving the world around us is in our DNA.

    We believe leadership is a culture, not a person

    The University of Sydney encourages flexible working arrangements. Part time and flexible work arrangements will be considered for this role.

    How to apply

    All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

    Closing date: 5pm 15 September 2016

    The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also welcome.


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