Research position available, BIRG at UNSW
M.Davis at UNSW.EDU.AU
Mon May 5 21:31:48 EDT 2003
The Bibliometric & Informetric Research Group at the University of New
South Wales in Sydney, Australia, is looking for a suitable applicant to
assist in its research program. Please see the advertisement below.
With apologies for any cross posting.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (SISTM)
BIBLIOMETRIC AND INFORMETRIC RESEARCH GROUP (BIRG)
FIXED TERM: - Salary: $38,576 - $46,955 per year plus up to 17% employer
superannuation plus leave loading) (Pro rata for part time). Salary levels
are dependent on qualifications and experience.
The Bibliometric and Informetric Research Group (BIRG) is one of the
research groups in the School of Information Systems, Technology and
Management (SISTM) and has a record for excellence in research in various
aspects of Information Management and across quantitative and qualitative
research methodologies. Research projects cover a wide range of areas
including: literature measurement techniques, evaluation of subject
literatures using social or economic perspectives, performance evaluation
of scholarly units, analysis of publication and research activities,
information seeking behaviour, information retrieval, citer motivation,
flow of information in the web environment. The successful applicant will
be expected to assist in various research in progress as well as join in
the planning of new research projects.
Essential criteria: a postgraduate degree in Information Management; high
level communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal); ability to
work on multiple on-going projects; knowledge of statistics; demonstrated
experience in the use of statistical packages (eg SPSS), EXCEL and ACCESS
to produce statistical analysis and reports; proven ability to construct
and maintain information retrieval databases; proven ability to provide
analytical reports on data collected; demonstrated ability to document
research methods used; a knowledge of EEO/AA and OH&S principles.
Desirable criteria: experience in information management research
activities; familiarity with the local information management environment;
online research skills; ability to provide critical annotated literature
reviews; capacity to work well as part of a team.
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months with prospects for
renewal. Although the position is full-time, applicants available for at
least four days a week will be considered.
For further information contact Associate Professor Connie Wilson by
telephone on (02) 9385 7134; facsimile on (02) 9662 4061; or preferably by
email at c.wilson at unsw.edu.au
To obtain further information regarding BIRG and SISTM please consult the
following websites http://birg.web.unsw.edu.au/ and
Applications close 16 May 2003.
Applicants should submit written applications systematically addressing the
criteria, QUOTING REFERENCE NUMBER. Include business and private telephone
numbers; a complete resume, (copies of academic transcript and
qualifications where appropriate); and the names, addresses (and preferably
email addresses or facsimile numbers) of at least two referees to: The
Recruitment Officer, Human Resources, UNSW Sydney 2052, email:
recruitment at unsw.edu.au or facsimile (02) 9662 2832 by applications close
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