Data Expert

Melbourne, Australia
Feb 19, 2019
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Mar 19, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

APS 5–6

Full-time or part-time


Do you love managing and manipulating data? Are you a champion for data integrity, completeness and comparability?

This role is for you, if you:

  • would love to work in a professional, flexible and welcoming team
  • want to enhance understanding of Australian children, families and society
  • have experience working with statistical software (such as SAS) to manage the data lifecycle
  • possess qualifications in statistics, mathematics, econometrics or a similar field.

Who are we?

We are the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian Government’s key independent research body and advisor in the area of family wellbeing, based in Melbourne CBD.

The team is the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (LLS) team, a leading national authority in managing longitudinal studies. LLS manages a range of projects, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, Building a New Life in Australia and the Australian Temperament Project. These are long-running, internationally renowned studies which – through journal articles, summaries, radio, television and social media – continually inform national policy and public discourse.

You will be at the heart of LSS’s Data Management and Analytical activities, becoming a master of management of data, and being an integral part of the team that’s responsible for data curation and custodianship of study data assets. 

About the role

We are seeking talented and enthusiastic applicants to join our Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (LLS) team. This position, in the Data Management and Analytics area, will provide data and statistical programming support to the wider team.

As a data expert, you will ensure our projects adhere to industry best practice for data management. You will undertake statistical analyses to produce tables and figures, and contribute to high-quality research and technical reports and other research deliverables.

Our well-resourced, professional and flexible working environment will allow you to explore creative and innovative solutions to complex problems.

This senior role will be offered on a non-ongoing basis for a period of 18 months (with the possibility of extension) at APS Level 5–6 with a salary range of $71,357 to $87,948 per annum (full-time equivalent).

Working at AIFS

Work with AIFS to make a difference. Join with like-minded people to create, translate and communicate knowledge for impact.

AIFS provides a family-friendly workplace that supports the wellbeing and professional development of a diverse workforce.

In 2018, AIFS was rated in the top 10 of organisations in the Australian Public Service (APS) for wellbeing, innovation and engagement.

Some of the benefits of working at AIFS include:

  • Flex leave for all staff between APS 1–6 classification levels
  • The ability to cash out or purchase additional leave
  • Generous parental leave provisions
  • Workplace health and wellbeing activities such as yoga, mindfulness, wellbeing sessions, flu vaccinations and a health promotion allowance
  • Christmas closedown period with no deduction from leave credits.

Our salaries and conditions of employment are set out in our Enterprise Agreement.

How to apply for this job

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Apply now! Applicants are being considered on a continual basis so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Please email your AIFS application form, CV and covering letter to

In your cover letter please tell us why you are passionate about managing and manipulating data, when you have used statistical software (preferably) SAS, and how you developed your experience with data management activities including data validation, editing, imputation and experience with relational databases.

For further information, contact Human Resources on (03) 9214 7888.

The Institute welcomes applications from the diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.