Data Governance Officer
- Full Time (1 FTE) opportunity
- 2-year, fixed term contract (with potential for extension)
- Hybrid working arrangements available, with a combination of office and virtual work
- Respected global research organisation
- Make an impact on global health outcomes
The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.
We have a new and exciting opportunity for an Data Governance Officer to join our growing team.
The George Institute is looking to expand its data management team to better support and manage the increased data management needs across the diverse research projects conducted by staff and affiliates.
The Data Governance Officer is a global role, responsible for leading the review and improvement of existing data storage and data sharing governance processes across the Institute.
The successful candidate will lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of the policies, procedures and the technical requirements supporting the data governance framework to allow the Institute's research project data to be stored and shared in a consistent and standardised manner, compliant with applicable privacy regulations.
Please note, appointment to this role may be at a Specialist level, based on the appointee’s skills and experience.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
- Together, with the Head of Data Management, review and improve existing data governance, storage and sharing processes across the Institute
- Develop and maintain data governance policies, SOPs, work instructions and standards
- Write, or assist in the preparation of data governance documentation and reports
- Provide training, expertise and guidance on data governance (including storage and sharing)
- Ensure research data storage and sharing practices comply with the Institute’s overall data architectures and data management principles (e.g. data governance, data security, metadata, data standards and quality)
- Coordinate the review and approval process for data sharing requests across all George offices
- Support project teams to meet the regulatory requirements applicable to their projects (shared with Legal, Quality, Regional Offices, and IT)
- Work closely with key organisational stakeholders (e.g. IT, Quality and Legal) to ensure a coordinated approach to research data governance
- In consultation with relevant Institute stakeholders, develop the requirements for a central George Institute research data repository and implement agreed solution
- Work with project teams to ensure key data management information is accurately and completely captured in the Institute-wide project repository in a timely manner
- Ongoing review and adjustment of data governance, storage and sharing processes, standards, as business and regulatory requirements shift
- Ensure data governance tasks are delivered within pre-specified agreed targets and timelines.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in Information Technology, Data and Information Management, or another related field
- Experience with designing and implementing data governance processes and frameworks within an organisation
- Experience with developing and maintaining data storage and sharing policies, SOPs, and work instructions within an organisation
- Experience in applying data and privacy legislation, information security policies and standards to data management, including but not limited to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), GDPR, PIPL
- Ability to evaluate and recommend changes to existing processes and procedures for greater effectiveness
- Excellent time management, business analysis and project management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- High level problem solving, analytical, and strategic thinking skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and flexibly (i.e. autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders, including senior management)
- Ability to see the big picture, whilst still maintaining a focus on detail and implementation
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
- Strong focus on quality of work.
- An understanding of data collection and use in clinical research projects
- An understanding of relevant Good Clinical Practice and regulatory guidelines, especially as connected with compliance.
For more information, please see the Position Description here.
The closing date for applications is midnight, Wednesday 13th July 2022. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.