Technical Research Support - Digital

Updated: 9 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 09 Jul 2024

Job no: 0057789
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time/Part time; Fixed term for up to three years, with possible extension.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems
UOM 4 – $76,901 - $81,615 pa (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the School of Computing and Information Systems
The School of Computing & Information Systems (CIS) undertakes research and teaching across a range of information technology disciplines including Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Computer Science. CIS is the most highly ranked School of Computing and Information Systems in Australia according to all major rankings (THE, QS, ARWU). It offers a comprehensive range of IT and IS courses at all levels, including offerings in science, engineering, and business, and is at the forefront of computing research in Australia and internationally with close links to major computing research initiatives, including Melbourne Bioinformatics, CSL, The Cremorne Digital Hub and CSIRO’s DATA61.

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About the Role

The ARC Hub for Digital Bioprocess Development is part of the Industrial Transformation Research Hub grant scheme (ITRH Scheme) and aims to assist the Biopharma industry by increasing digital innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Hub will engage an interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and computing specialists to develop digitally integrated advanced manufacturing processes and a platform for industry adoption. The program will address key bioprocessing research challenges and develop new process and digital models that can predict and optimise manufacturing processes, resulting in greater yields, faster and more flexible processes and enhanced product stability. The Hub will transform biopharmaceutical manufacturing and unlock growth opportunities to forge an internationally competitive Australian Biopharma sector.

The Technical Research Support (Digital) will be employed to undertake the significant amount of routine computer coding and development that will be required over the course of the DBD Hub activities within the digital research stream. This will include the preparation of data, the development of workflows in Domino and development of software prototypes. The Technical Research Support role will provide support to postdoctoral and PhD students within the DBD Hub and will be members of the team, assisting researchers with the preparation and more routine aspects of data analysis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all experiments conducted, assist in the preparation of data for analysis and be able to effectively communicate outcomes to project staff as required.
  • Participate in preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Liaise effectively with internal and external collaborators and stakeholders.

About You
You will have evidence of Technical Research Support and are able to demonstrate strong coding and software skills. You will show excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders (academic, administrative and support staff) in a courteous and effective manner. You will have experience and ability to prioritise tasks and manage competing priorities to achieve project objectives within timelines.

You will also have:

  • Completion of a tertiary level qualification with relevant work-related experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/ training. Specifically: Technical Research Support - computer science, data science or software engineering.
  • Excellent record keeping skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated by presentation of research results at conferences, internal forums and manuscript submissions.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected] .

Position Description

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