Research Data Manager

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 7, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0053966
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Australian BioCommons
Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137 – $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Data Manager to join our dynamic Human Genome Informatics (HGI) team.

Reporting to the HGI Associate Director, you will participate in a portfolio of collaborative projects and work alongside domain experts to maximise the value of nationally significant data collections. You will also play a key role in the promotion, evaluation and implementation of international data standards within the Australian human genomics community. This includes active participation in national and international efforts towards harmonisation of genomic data management approaches.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You are an experienced Research Data Manager, offering a blend of technical data management expertise and community engagement skills. You will also have demonstrated capability and enthusiasm for learning new technologies and software tools in biomedicine, genomics, and bioinformatics.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Australian BioCommons

Melbourne Bioinformatics is host to the Australian BioCommons, an NCRIS-funded research infrastructure entity for life science research. The missions of the Australian BioCommons are to:

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
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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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katie Robertson via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.