Research Officer, Gender Equality in Working Life

Sydney, Australia
HEO 6 Base Salary $91,644 - $98,796 p.a. + 17% superannuation
18 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Full time (part time 3.5 days or 4 days negotiable) fixed term 12 months
  • Provide research support to the Director and Deputy Director of the Gender Equality in Working Life Research Initiative at The University of Sydney Business School
  • HEO 6 Base Salary $91,644 - $98,796 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Business School is one of the Asia-Pacific region's premier centres for engaged and innovative business education and research. With a highly international outlook, we have over 560 FTE (full-time equivalent) staff and more than 16,000 students from diverse backgrounds enrolled in a comprehensive suite of programs including the high-profile MBA.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • actively contribute to activities which investigate aspects of gender equality and inequality in work and careers, including research projects related to respect at work, including workplace sexual harassment, and gender equitable policy and practice
  • work as a part of a team to build the sustainability of the work including: qualitative data collection in interviews and focus groups, coding and analysis of data collected across multiple projects; ethics drafting and reporting; reporting and provision of updates to project funders; data base searches, literature reviews, reviews of industry and government reports; research report drafting;
  • assist with drafting academic articles and rapid reviews of evidence and research themes
  • manage research project stakeholder engagement
  • draft research informed tools as project outcomes
  • manage research projects
  • coordinate the activities associated with research projects, and work towards ensuring that outputs are prepared to a high quality.

About you

We are looking for a Research Officer - Gender Equality in Working Life who possesses:

  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that arise as part of normal daily work
  • advanced qualitative skills and data analysis, using NVIVO, SSPS or other relevant qualitative analysis tools, and experiencing in reporting on research findings in reports, articles and presentations
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day-to-day operational matters
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement, along with the ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • working understanding of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislations applicable to the work environment
  • experience collecting and analysing qualitative data (eg in interviews and focus groups, and with tools including NVivo)
  • experience in writing government, business and public facing reports and/or academic papers using qualitative data and mixed methods, good grounding in gender and work-related issues (for example experience researching or working with issues related to gender-based respect at work, building gender equitable practice in workplaces)
  • experience in a research-intensive environment or interest in working in academia university research context
  • experience in carrying out literature searches and preparing literary reviews for further analysis
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, strong grouping in qualitative research methods, ethics submissions.

Our research team works flexibly. Working from home (with some required workplace days) is possible and we will also consider less than 5 days working (for example a 4 day a week contract) if this is the preference of the successful candidate. Please speak to us rather than assume your individual request would preclude you from consideration.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, 1 September 2022

How to apply

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