eResearch Solutions Specialist


Company Description

(About our team)
The Centre for eResearch is a cross-faculty research centre at the University of Auckland. Our mission is to develop new ways to apply computer and information technology to research disciplines, and then help researchers to use them.

This mission applies to the entire range of research disciplines across the university, although the support we provide may vary by community.

We seek creative, enthusiastic and talented people to join our eResearch group who enjoy interacting with researchers and working in a very dynamic team environment.

You will contribute to and benefit from the team’s broad skill base and be excited by the opportunity to work across multiple disciplines and likely in a variety of different capacities. Researcher needs are always changing, so the support we offer is constantly evolving to keep pace with emerging needs and opportunities.

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Job Description

(About this role):
We are seeking a self-motivated person with experience in computer science, information systems or IT practice in support of research with a willingness to explore and learn.

Python/R and Linux are essential to this role and familiarity with any of the following is desirable – extended reality (ar/vr/xr) and unity3D development, web development, dev-ops, machine learning or data analytics. Research experience or a background in research support would be advantageous.

You will engage with researchers across the university to co-design and build research solutions including visualisations, and cross-reality applications, applying new and existing technologies.

A primary aim will be to explore and provide fit-for-purpose solutions that enable researchers to unlock insights from research data (some research areas you may work with are: clinical genomics, virtual space development, medical imaging, population health, environmental impact, and climate change).

If you’re interested in contributing to innovative research visualisation, analytics and applications at the University of Auckland, this position is for you. We are a friendly multidisciplinary team with a cake culture, looking for talented people with complementary expertise.

eResearch needs and opportunities are constantly evolving and emerging, so we are looking for people who are willing and able to quickly learn new skills. Working across different teams, you will need to be an effective communicator and take ownership to deliver results in our open collaborative environment. You will also have demonstrable passion for research and supporting researchers.

This role is a full time permanent position.

For more detailed information about the responsibilities and requirements of the role, please review the Position Description HERE.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday the 12th of October 2020 to be considered. Please include your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

Additional Information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

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