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Research Officer

Australian National University - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (Research)

Salary package: $71,878- $84,451 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full-time, Fixed Term (12 months)

Support engaged and applied research on reforming Australian public administration and public policy
Enjoy generous benefits including 17% superannuation
Work in a beautiful campus environment on the city’s doorstep
Be a part of Australia’s #1 university

About Us

The ANZSOG Canberra team collaborates on engaged research projects with the Australian federal and state governments, and civil society, on broad issues of concern for public policy and government. The ANZSOG Canberra team is located within the Crawford School of Public Policy, a school within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

ANZSOG is a global leader in education and government-focused research relevant to the public sector. It is owned by, and works for, the Australian and New Zealand national governments and the eight Australian State and Territory governments. It works in close partnership with 15 member universities across Australia and New Zealand, including the ANU.

Crawford School of Public Policy is a School within CAP and is Australia’s premier public policy school, with recognised world-class expertise and experience in economics, political science, environmental management and development, and on key Asia-Pacific countries, especially China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as Australia.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

About the role

We are seeking a Research Officer to provide comprehensive support on a diverse range of research, engagement and administrative activities as part of the ANZSOG Canberra team. The Research Officer will report to Professor Ariadne Vromen, the Bunting Chair of Public Administration and Deputy Dean Research of ANZSOG, and work closely with other members of the ANZSOG research team.

This role will see you work across multiple areas of responsibility, including research support, grant development and project management, research translation, and general administrative support.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a degree in a discipline related to the ANZSOG Canberra team’s work (e.g. public policy, political science, government or related disciplines), with demonstrated experience in a research or research support role, and highly developed communication and interpersonal skills. You will have demonstrated expertise in policy analysis, finding and interpreting data, qualitative data collection, and research data analysis, potentially including quantitative survey data analysis. You will also have a demonstrated understanding of public policy processes, including the role of evidence and analysis in public decision-making. To excel in this role, you will also be a skilled communicator and an organised individual who can manage a broad range of tasks, from research analysis to administrative tasks and organising meetings.

What we offer

A supportive work environment that will nurture your career and assist you in further developing your research and project management skills
The opportunity to work with world-class researchers and build networks with a diverse group of stakeholders
Generous remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation and a range of benefits

Applicant enquiries: Ariadne Vromen, Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration, E: ariadne.vromen@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities.

Selection Process Timeline

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 9 May 2021
We anticipate interviewing shortlisted candidates the week commencing 24 May 2021
All applicants will be contacted and advised of the outcome of their applications

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

A two-page statement addressing the selection criteria.
A two-page current curriculum vitae (CV).
Details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in Australia.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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