Australian Research Council in the data biz

The Australian Research Council is recruiting a number cruncher

The council’s new Data and Innovation section needs a data scientist to “unlock the potential of  its data”.

Gosh, where did that idea come from?  Perhaps from its minister, Jason Clare who wants,

“impact data to enhance the reporting on the impact value of grants funded so that more robust evaluations of ARC funded programmes and initiatives can be undertaken” (CMM August 31).

Mr Clare also wants the council’s Linkage Grants, to have “impact with industry and … take research further along the translation pathway.”

Which may be why the brief for the numbers-person includes, “working with stakeholders to understand business needs and gaps,” “fill gaps in ARCs data coverage required to meet business objectives” and “transform and use data to solve business problems.”