Research Officer, Gender Equality in Working Life

Sydney, Australia
AU$87,000 per annum + super
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to support the development of a program of research on gender equality in working life encompassing workplaces, the labour market and economy
  • Located at Darlington Campus
  • Full time fixed term until 31/12/2022, offering HEO6, a base salary of $87K p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The Research Officer - Gender Equality in Working Life provides support to the Chief Investigator Professor Rae Cooper and associated academics to support the development of a program of research on gender equality in workplaces, the labour market and the economy across careers and life stages. This includes actively contributing to activities which will build the sustainability of the work including: documenting and communicating purpose, focus, and themes; identifying and liaising with research stakeholders, organising events to promote scholarly and industry research collaborations; preparing presentations and reports for academic and industry audiences; designing research protocols and drafting applications for funding; undertaking literature searches, data collation and reporting. The position assists the Chief Investigator to meet milestones, report progress and to keep the project to budget and on schedule.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Officer - Gender Equality in Working Life who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate discipline with relevant experience in related field. May have (or be working towards) completing further studies or have extensive specialist experience in the field of research
  • experience in a research-related environment, with a working knowledge of research and an interest in translating results for impact
  • experience in liaising with and engaging diverse groups of stakeholders through projects and programs and a demonstrated capacity to build relationships and consensus around complex problems
  • experience insight and passion relating to gender equality in working life as it plays out in workplaces, labour markets and the economy
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas in a concise, engaging and research-informed fashion
  • numeracy skills together with experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking and managing invoice payments and purchases.

The incumbent is expected to carry out routine tasks fairly autonomously, with minimal guidance and/or supervision once process/procedure is agreed upon and/or learnt and to prioritise their own work to meet any deadlines and project needs.


Please address below Selection Criteria in your Cover Letter:

  • Briefly outline your experience in building stakeholder engagement and support for gender equality in working life
  • Briefly outline your experience communicating complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Briefly outline your experience in a relevant research- related role

The University of Sydney supports working from home and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job's listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the job requisition number 0079187 to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm 18 April 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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