Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Research & Innovation Data Insights Lead


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  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Salary Level HEW 9 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working
  • About You The Research and Innovation (R&I) Data Insights Lead holds a pivotal role in overseeing research management statutory reporting and generating insights crucial for informed decision-making related to RMIT's Strategy implementation. In this capacity, the position involves engaging with a diverse set of stakeholders to grasp their priority business inquiries. It also plays a central role in analyzing the university's research performance and identifying areas of research excellence and emerging opportunities. Leveraging data from both internal and external sources, the incumbent conducts advanced analyses with the ultimate goal of producing high-quality dashboards and comprehensive written reports that provide actionable recommendations. Additionally, the role encompasses leading the development of data insight tools as necessary.

    Key stakeholders of this role include the Executive group of the Deputy Vice- Chancellor for Research and Innovation (DVC-R&I) and other leaders in Research Management. Beyond close collaboration with teams within the Research and Innovation Portfolio, this position closely collaborates with the Data and Analytics team in the Operations Portfolio, complementing their ongoing data and analytics services. Currently, a primary focus of the role is to support the realization of Direction 2, "Research & Innovation for Impact," within RMIT's Knowledge with Action Strategy. The role also contributes to fostering a positive work environment that promotes teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation throughout the university.

    To be successful in this position, you will have advanced data analysis skills that allow you to complete assigned tasks efficiently and effectively to meet internal and external deadlines. Your experience in research management and professionalism will enable you to collaborate and take initiatives within and beyond your team.

    You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification with substantial experience in advanced data analytics and insight generation.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience of research management and performance analytics.
  • Proven ability to drive a range of complex reporting deliverables and initiatives aligned to strategy, including the generation of in-depth reports.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to uncover priority business questions and lead collaborative engagement across organisational boundaries with diverse stakeholders to generate actionable insights and influence improvements in research quality and impact.
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated practical experience in improving the data analysis processes of cleansing, converting, and modelling research performance data to reveal useful information to support decision-making.
  • Advanced skills in the use of contemporary database platforms, languages and data visualisation tools.
  • Experience in agile practices to plan, prioritise, and deliver quality outcomes while maintaining competing requests.
  • Evidence of working in and contributing to a cohesive team, focused on exceptional customer service and continuous improvement.
  • Strong skills in mathematics and numeracy, data analysis, facilitation, written communication, presentation, reporting and documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated history of behaviour aligned to the RMIT values, leadership capabilities and professional capability framework.
  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the Portfolio

    RMIT's Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers to help shape the world. The portfolio has an engaged, energetic, talented and collaborative team focused on enabling excellent research and innovation outcomes. With a global presence, community and industry connections, we support cutting- edge research and careers that make a positive impact on communities. The Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers and graduate researchers with research partnerships, grants and research contracts, funding opportunities, capability development, research training, ethics and integrity, intellectual property, commercialisation, internships, communication and profile.Find out more about research and innovation at RMIT University and the Research and Innovation Portfolio at: https: // www.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Weisi Zhao via email [email protected].

    Position Description - Research & Innovation Data Insights Lead


    Applications Close:

    4 Oct 2023 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

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    Job details


    Research & Innovation Data Insights Lead


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    September 13, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 04, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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