First listed on: 20 September 2018

James Cook University has been a leader in cutting-edge computational research. Our current projects are pushing the boundaries of technology.

We now have a full time (36.25) fixed term opportunity till 31st December 2019 for an eResearch Specialist to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). This position is based at the Townsville campus in picturesque tropical North Queensland, where you can enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals.

What you can achieve

You will be a key contributor to raising awareness about the availability of Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) infrastructure and cloud computing services for researchers including access to High Performance Computing (HPC) machines, Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) storage allocations, National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) virtual machines as well as National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) supercomputing facilities.


What you can bring

As a qualified and/ or experienced Information Technology specialist, you can bring a track of high level communication and interpersonal skills to ensure your success working in a team and under multiple reporting lines. It is essential that you effectively engage with researchers and other technology specialists in a proactive manner to deliver successful outcomes.


You will have the ability to acquire skills in research data management, data access and movement technologies as well as proven ability to deploy a range of end-user focused data-related software technologies across different operating systems and storage back-ends (i.e. deploying desk-top computing tools for data movement and migration). You can also bring strong knowledge of any particular research discipline specific data standard and/or techniques for storage and access, including proven ability to implement, develop and/or modify data access and transformation tools.


About the Research Services Directorate

The Research Services Directorate promotes, fosters, supports and administers research activity at JCU with its main areas of responsibility being: administration of research grants; negotiation and administration of research contracts; technology transfer; coordination of the University's research ethics and integrity responsibilities; collection and reporting of research performance data; development of research policy and advice to senior management, and the coordination of support for new research initiatives.



Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave with attractive options for salary packaging
  • well-equipped, modern facilities including gym, pool & childcare
  • balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests



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