Job: Research Systems Support Specialist (full-time) @ UNSW Library, Sydney. Application deadline: Nov 28, 2021.

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Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)

Duration: Continuing role

Remuneration: $89K - $95K (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Kensington Campus NSW


  • Here, your work makes a difference to people’s lives
  • Be inspired by the talent and passion of your colleagues and our students
  • We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse campus that supports the needs of all

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

UNSW Library is one of Australia’s major research libraries, with extensive scholarly information resources, services and facilities. It serves a large population of academic staff and students on three campuses and affiliated research institutes. 


Why your role matters  

The Research Support System Specialist is responsible for implementing and enhancing library systems and digital tools to make research produced at UNSW discoverable globally. This position plays a key role in providing next generation library infrastructure for Open Access and Open Research.


Who you are

  • Degree from a higher education institution or equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Understanding of requirements for information management throughout the research lifecycle, including scholarly communication in a university or research environment.
  • Understanding of library systems, services and requirements, including metadata schemas (e.g. MODS, Dublin Core), standards, workflows, resource description, and persistent identifiers.
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills with a proven ability to work accurately with a high level of attention to detail. Ability to create and use programs, scripts, and other tools, to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources, including web services and APIs is desirable.
  • Strong liaison and communication skills, including the ability to document procedures and workflows, understanding business requirements, communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences, and liaising with staff in a matrix organisation.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.


To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and answers to the Selection Criteria (skills and experience in the Position Description


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