Data Manager

Population Health and Wellbeing1 year part-time (up to 0.5 FTE) contract, based in Darwin Be part of an exciting opportunity!Menzies is looking for Data Manager to join the Child and Youth Development Research Partnership (CYDRP) study team which sits within the Centre for Child Development and Education.The Centre for Child Development and Education (CCDE) is a trans-disciplinary research centre within the Menzies School of Health Research committed to providing leadership and driving change to improve the lives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children through better health, education and wellbeingThe CYDRP is a nationally significant "big data" program funded by the NT Government through collaboration with Menzies. The partnership supports the maintenance and analysis of a repository of de-identified, linked administrative records to inform policy and practice across sectors of government with the aim of improving the developmental outcomes of children and young people in the Northern Territory and Australia.The Data Manager will have day-to-day responsibility for the maintenance and continuing development of the repository and related IT infrastructure. The incumbent will also contribute to research projects including design, analysis and scientific reporting of study findings.This role will require you to maintain the CYDRP data repository and related data collections, develop the CYDRP data repository, including the negotiation for renewal of current datasets and addition of new datasets, and provide relevant expertise in the design, management and analysis of data and information with particular knowledge of linked, longitudinal data. The successful candidate will work with researchers and stakeholders to develop funding submissions for research projects, from all sources including nationally competitive grants, government funding and others. What you will bring to the roleAs an enthusiastic, qualified academic you will have an honours degree in IT, health, social sciences or statistics, or an equivalent combination of tertiary qualifications or research experience. The successful applicant will have experience in and technical skills in the management of large-scale population level datasets including server management, and proven experience in the preparation of grant applications and applications for funding.You will have high level communication skills, expertise in stakeholder engagement, flexibility, resourcefulness and the ability to negotiate and secure agreed outcomes. The role will require the ability to engage effectively with community stakeholders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations, and the ability to work collaboratively with service professionals and academic colleagues. It requires the ability to work with sensitivity with clients in disadvantaged and culturally diverse communities with the skills to engage and communicate with parents concerning the birth and development of their children.   For appointment at a higher level B you will have a PhD with relevant postdoctoral research experience in IT, health, social sciences or statistics with a record of relevant research experience. There will be demonstrated capacity to conduct independent research under broad direction, or in collaboration with researchers as part of a team, with high quality research outputs, with experience and high-level skills in epidemiology and biostatistics. Why MenziesAs one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Benefits of working for Menzies6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%16 weeks paid parental leaveAttractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits for: Academic Level A $92,885 - $118,790 pa, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $71,647 - $94,329 per annum, pro-rata)or forAcademic Level B $123,965 - $131,805 pa, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $98,868 - $105,676) Contact:If you have any questions regarding the role or to obtain the Position Description, please contact:Professor Steve Guthridge, Professor of Child DevelopmentCentre for Child Development & EducationEmail: steve.guthridge@menzies.edu.auPhone: 08 8946 8456 Closing date:  Sunday 14 August 2022  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply Applicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Careers/Information_for_applicants/  or phone 08 8946 8456.  To view a Position Description please click the below linkPosition Description 92885 AUD Darwin 0800