Job Opportunity: Research Liaison Specialists x 2

Job Opportunity: Research Liaison Specialists x 2
May 16, 2017 Lauren Attana

Classification: Level 4

Employment Type: Full-time, 1 Year Contract, with the possibility of extension

Line Manager: Marketing and Communications Manager

Salary: $70,000 to $75,000 pa

Applications Close: COB Friday 2 June 2017

Specialisations include: 

  • Health and Medical
  • Digital Humanities
  • Agriculture and Ecoscience

eRSA is looking to expand our research engagement activities and are looking for two candidates to complete our research liaison team.

The perfect candidates for this role will enjoy making new connections, building networks and can work collaboratively to understand needs and demonstrate value.

We’re looking for applicants who are versatile, passionate and curious and can work well with researchers to better understand their technology needs.

Working within one of the targeted research domain areas you will be responsible for business analysis and business development activities by identifying potential new clients and providing support and advice. You will look to build communities of practice around standards, tools, best practice and national exemplars within their target domain area. You will also work closely with our Solutions Team to deliver a seamless customer experience in the provision of support and services.

This role would suit candidates with research experience who are looking to enter a new phase of their career, research librarians, business analysts, those with experience in marketing and sales, business development activities, events and training.

The Research Engagement Specialists will work closely with the SA Universities and SA research institutes to complement their eResearch capability. The primary responsibilities of the Research Engagement Specialists are to provide advice to researchers on effective eResearch solutions for their circumstances, gather requirements from the research community, help guide the development and deployment of relevant eResearch services, and increase the visibility and acceptance of eResearch best practice. The Research Engagement Specialists also maintains a close relationship with institutional eResearch support staff.

This role may also include designing, developing and delivering training programs, developing and implementing documentation about eRSA’s services and providing on-going client support.

We are looking to hire on attitude, capability and drive so if you don’t meet all of the criteria below, but are enthusiastic about the role we would encourage you to apply.

eRSA is an innovative and dynamic workplace that provides ICT services to some of South Australia’s largest research projects. If you want to work in a cutting edge environment and help to advance innovation in South Australia we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position apply through Seek with a resume and covering letter addressed to Sarah Nisbet.

Your cover letter should demonstrate how you would perform the Key Responsibilities and address the Capabilities and Characteristics listed in the position description.

Download a copy of the position description.

You must be an Australian Resident.


For more information contact Sarah Nisbet, Marketing and Communications Manager via email at or phone 08 7228 6228.

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