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Senior Data Policy Advisor

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 1

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Administration)
Salary package: $113,421 - $118,839 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)
  • Help bring about a coherent policy environment supportive of better research through improved data usage
  • Full time or part time (minimum 25 hours per week);several or split appointments may be considered
  • Accommodating working arrangements.

Position overview

The Senior Data Policy Advisor will progress the mission of the Australian Research Data Commons through liaison with peak bodies, funding agencies, federal government bodies, and research organisations, whose policies can affect the availability and re-use of research data. Whilst neither a policy nor lobbyist organisation, the ARDC advocates for a coherent policy environment supportive of national research infrastructure. Equally the ARDC policy agenda seeks to both align and communicate how national infrastructure contributes to policy pillars of the research system, such as excellence, impact, integrity, innovation, and efficiency.

The Senior Data Policy Advisor works under the broad direction of the ARDC Director (Data, Services, and Policy). The Senior Data Policy Advisor will work in close tandem with the ARDC CEO and in collaboration with staff throughout the ARDC. The Advisor will coordinate the work of project officers, analysts, and contractors within the context of specific projects. 

ARDC is one of the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure (NCRIS) facilities. The ARDC is a transformational initiative that enables Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, leading edge data intensive eInfrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data. The ARDC seeks to achieve positive health, social, environmental and economic outcomes through the application of contemporary technology and information management to research.

For more information please contact Adrian Burton, Director Services, Australian National Data Services, E: 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems