Data Analyst (mq)

mq    Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde    2024-07-11

Job posting number: #129357 (Ref:R000015594)

Job Description


Exciting opportunity for a Data Analyst to join a team driven by meaningful work, providing insights to enable data-informed decisions across the project streams.


  • Salary Package: From $108,391 - $117,519 (HEW 7) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term up to May 2025 (with possibility to extend)

  • Location: Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)

The Role

The Data Analyst will set up processes and workflows for data related to the Voluntary Mental Health Check Tool (VMHCT) project. The role will analyse and present relevant data in the form of reports and dashboards to drive insights and inform strategic, operational, product, marketing and reporting decisions.

The Voluntary Mental Health Check Tool (VMHCT) Project is dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of school students through a digital assessment tool. The project collaborates with experts, educational departments, and various stakeholders to ensure the tool meets the needs of Australian schools. The "My Mind Check" tool helps schools identify students at risk and provides recommendations for care.

About You

You will have relevant qualifications (such as a diploma or Bachelors degree in data science, statistics or a related field) and/ or equivalent experience in data analytics, preferably in education, health or mental health sectors, with strong problem solving skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders. Your demonstrated ability to bring together disparate data sources and leverage visualisation tools to create engaging reports will be critical to effectively presenting the project team with clear and accurate insights in a timely manner as required by the different streams of work. You will also be adept at identifying opportunities for automation and enhancement in data analysis and reporting and apply your technical expertise to implement.

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS) is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale.

The Faculty’s current education suite includes courses in clinical science, physiotherapy, medicine and public health, psychology, cognitive sciences, linguistics, audiology, and speech pathology. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences, health systems and patient safety research, cancer medicine, and clinical sciences, amongst others.

We foster a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to achieve excellence in teaching and to enhance the research performance of the University. We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff and expect all our leaders to live our values of Caring, Integrity, Teamwork, Ambition, Innovation, and Engagement.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor degree in data science, statistics, computer science, or a related field (or equivalent experience).

  • Experience across data projects including performing data exploration, ETL, data modelling and data visualisation, with an advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including complex formulas, pivot tables, macros, and Power Query.

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage data visualisation tools such as Power BI to write engaging and accurate reports.

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and an understanding of the management of sensitive data, while working to tight deadlines.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships, work collaboratively and use data to tell a story.

  • A readiness to actively engage in a dynamic team, demonstrating flexibility and a proactive approach to hands-on problem-solving.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in Google analytics and Salesforce.

  • Previous experience in education or mental health is highly desirable.

Specific role requirements

  • This position requires a criminal record check and a Working with Children Check. Working hours may also vary from time to time to accommodate business needs.

  • Please note this position is only open to Australian Citizens, permanent residents and those currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply to this position.

Specific Role Enquiries: Cherie Pfeiffer, Operations Manager,

General Enquiries: Shubha Moorthy, HR Officer,

Applications Close: Sunday, 21 July 2024

If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:

21/07/2024 11:59 PM

Diversity and Inclusion

Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Flexible Work

At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.  

Employer Info

Job posting number:#129357 (Ref:R000015594)
Application Deadline:2024-08-10
Employer Location:mq
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