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Senior Business Analyst (Internal Applicants Only)

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Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($94,667.38 - $106,298.69)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for enhancing the University's performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally. This includes the strategic management of research at an institutional level; development of research policy; management of research strategic initiatives, and development of research collaborations in Australia and overseas. The Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Research) also interacts closely with Executive Deans and Institute Directors who have operational responsibility for research development within the University's Faculties and Institutes respectively, and chairs the University Research Committee, a committee of the Academic Board that promotes and supports research and research training within the University.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is supported by the staff in the Research and Innovation portfolio. Units within the portfolio have responsibility to support the University's research community through strategic engagement with external stakeholders, funding organisations and research partners; international collaborations; grants management; research performance data management; research higher degree management; and research ethics and integrity.

Further information is available at:

The role

The primary purpose of this role is to undertake detailed business analysis, outlining problems, recommending opportunities and solutions for the business. In particular, this role will be analysing current business processes, recommending opportunities for automation and digitisation primarily for the research projects and ethics areas. This position will be working within a small UQ project team and may also be required to work with external vendors and stakeholders to accomplish the business outcome.

By agreement with your current manager, this role is available as an opportunity for a secondment arrangement. 

The person

Applicants should possess postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive experience as a business analyst with a focus on business process or system improvement; or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

Demonstrated understanding of research project management and research compliance management within a large research-intensive university or similar will be highly regarded.

Applicants must possess experience in leading, establishing and documenting business and system requirements using a structured analysis technique and appropriate analysis methods, tools and techniques. Ability to work in an agile method and having a continuous improvement mindset will be held in high regard.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Liliana Hernandez on 


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $94,667 - $106,299 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $103,660 - $116,397 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

505626_3030354_Senior Business Analyst PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Jaya Ganasan on +61 7 344 31412 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses (2 pages maximum).

For information on completing the application process click here.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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