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Data Management Officer

Apply now Job no: 540223
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 7

Classification: ANU Officer 7 (Research)
Salary package: $88,523 - $92,957 plus 17% Superannuation

Term: Full Time, Fixed Term (6 months)

  • Located in The John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • Work with a standard-setting, world-leading Indigenous research

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.  

The National Centre for Indigenous Genomics manages core collection of genomic data, digital and paper-based records and related biomedical samples and metadata provided by Indigenous participants, to be made available to approved researchers and clinicians for specific research projects.

A current major project is to improve understanding of the role of genetics in chronic kidney disease amongst Tiwi Islanders.  NCIG is creating data, records and sample management platforms for Tiwi health, genetic and genealogical data for this project.

A Data Management Officer is needed to operate these platforms within the governance framework established by the NCIG Board. The appointee will implement data management policies and procedures, including data access protocols, audits and reports on data and material use, which will be extended to other Indigenous health research and clinical genomics projects using the NCIG Collection. This job will be required to travel to Brisbane on short trips (including overnight for 1-3 nights). 

For further information please contact Dr Hardip Patel, Bioinformatics Lead, National Centre for Indigenous Genomics,  T:  0449 180 715  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 candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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