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Knowledge Management Officer

University Of Technology Sydney - Broadway, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

About the Research Office

The Research Office is a central unit within the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and provides support for research activities across UTS in partnership with the faculty research offices and other support units, including identifying and accessing research funding, contracts, ethics, post-award, IP management and commercialisation and research data intelligence. In order to continually improve the way we support our researchers, the Research Office is adopting a new operational team structure.

In support of our endeavour to undertake excellent research that delivers global impact, UTS is establishing a best practice research culture that will support UTS researchers and professional staff to achieve their full potential. Ethical conduct of research is an essential part of any excellent research culture and has the ability to add significant value to the design and management of research projects.

About the role

As the Knowledge Management Officer you will play a defining role in the management of information and knowledge assets within the Research Office (RO). You will develop, implement, evaluate and lead management mechanisms for RO information and acts as a first point of contact for enterprise knowledge management tools. You will be at the centre of the way in which enterprise reporting processes such as the annual research outputs collection (ROC), the Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) and the Engagement and Impact assessment (EIA) are promoted and communicated to the UTS research community. The role is expected to assist with these key processes.

You will also have a second focus on the use of bibliometrics to augment RO processes and act as a bibliometrics analyst for the research division, supporting the research objectives of the University.

At Level 5 day to day you will:
  • Work within RO to develop and maintain a management framework for existing knowledge assets.
  • Assess and prioritise enterprise knowledge management tools for decision by the RO Executives.
  • Audit research outputs for research reporting.
  • Undertake bibliometric analysis for the research division.
  • Highlight and report to resolution, issues with the knowledge platforms.
  • Provide advice as required with respect to existing knowledge platforms and assets
At Level 6 day to day you will:
  • Advise and train staff on bibliometrics as required.
  • Provide pro-active advice to the University Research Community regarding existing knowledge platforms and assets.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of how the Research Division uses knowledge management.
  • Evaluate and advise on the potential impact to administrative support processes due to the introduction of new knowledge management resources.
  • Troubleshooting existing issues around research knowledge management.
  • Work with vendors to support issues and investigations with regards to knowledge management platforms.
To be successful in securing the role you will have:
  • Experience with implementing and championing knowledge management techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience in building collaborative and productive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Excellent understanding of knowledge management principles.
  • Highly developed ability to influence, motivate and negotiate with a range of stakeholders concerning knowledge management.
  • Able to be innovative in identifying opportunities to better manage information assets.
  • Broad knowledge of the University sector (specifically including applications, publishing and IP management) in Australia and overseas, including competitive grants, major Centre funding, industry funding and commercialisation funding.
  • Good understanding of the characteristics of excellent and impactful research.
  • Thorough knowledge of the role of bibliometrics in understanding research and experience in applying bibliometrics to inform research decisions.


Base Salary Range: $72,492 pa to $91,049 pa (HEW 5/6)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for seven months.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the link below/ apply button and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

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You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC200103

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au

Closing Date: Monday 10th May 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia
Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact recruitment@uts.edu.au for assistance

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Broadway, NSW

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