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Business Analyst

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Who Are We?

At MCRI we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We believe that no question is too impossible to try and answer. We are renowned for our cutting-edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health. MCRI is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability. We are committed to creating a positive working environment which values all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster an inclusive culture that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and a culture based on respect, consideration and dignity.

Your Opportunity:

Generation Victoria (GenV) is a world-first initiative aiming to transform the whole of the State of Victoria into a single dynamic solutions platform, breaking down barriers in research to solve pressing questions and translating that into tangible actions that can improve the health, development and well-being of children and their parents. GenV is open to babies born in Victoria over a two year period. One of the world’s largest birth cohorts, GenV will be open to all 160,000 babies born in Victoria over two full years. GenV is implementing a solution architecture that includes support for participant engagement, consent and management, data and biosample collection and storage, and a de-identified solutions hub available to researchers. The Business Analyst collaborates with relevant GenV business, operations and technology stakeholders, providing business, functional and system analysis to support the successful delivery of the MCRI GenV program. They will work as part of a team, but have independent responsibility for ensuring system capability reflects business needs. The Business Analyst is results driven, will take initiative and has experience working collaboratively in an agile delivery environment

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating workshops with business and technology stakeholders to understand features and elicit and document associated business processes, user journeys and requirements.
  • Decomposing prioritised features into EPICs and User Stories to support iterative delivery of functional capabilities.
  • Documenting acceptance criteria using BDD (Behavioural Driven Development).
  • Working with delivery team to ensure EPIC and User Stories are understood, are aligned with solution architecture and technical design and can be estimated.
  • Supporting the delivery team to remove obstacles and identify pragmatic ways to generate outcomes.
  • Working closely with business stakeholders to effectively manage changes in priority, scope and requirements.
  • Performing ad-hoc analysis using a range of techniques to clarify and remove obstacles to delivery and improve delivery speed.

Selection Criteria:

  • 5+ years BA experience including business and functional requirements elicitation and systems analysis.
  • Experience in Agile and Scrum delivery teams in the role of Business Analyst.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management, with the ability to collaborate with and influence key stakeholders and teams.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills in listening, clarifying, questioning, and summarising to build shared understanding.
  • Familiar with tools for User Journey mapping and business process flows.
  • Curious growth mindset, open to learning and feedback.
  • A driver of outcomes over outputs.
  • Background in working in research or health sector preferred.

What's in it for you:

  • 12-Month Contract (Possible Extension).
  • Attractive Salary $130,000 + Super (with Salary Packaging).
  • Full Time Position.
  • Flexible Working Options Available.
  • Ongoing Career Development and Training.
  • Paid Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Health and Wellbeing Program and an Employee Assistance Program.

Apply Now!!

For a full list of responsibilities and the key selection criteria download the position description.

Only applicants who address the key selection criteria will be considered. In one document please place your cover letter, key selection criteria, and resume. Applications will only be considered when submitted via the MCRI website.

For specific questions not answered in the PD please contact Rebecca Fowler rebecca.fowler@mcri.edu.au, using the subject line: Business Analyst enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Click apply to proceed with your application.

Position Reference: 31213

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all MCRI and VCGS workers must have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by no later than 29 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated by no later than 26 November 2021, unless a medical exception applies.

Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID-19 Digital Immunisation Certificate/s as part of our pre-employment requirements.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Should you require any specific support or adjustments please talk to us and we will be happy to accommodate.

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