Research position available, BIRG at UNSW

Mari Davis 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.

                            Research Associate
                       UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
                              REF. 2160EMAIL

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
To  obtain  further information regarding BIRG and SISTM please consult the
following         websites         and
Applications close 16 May 2003.

                           APPLICATION PROCEDURE
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  or  facsimile (02) 9662 2832 by applications close

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