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Research Associate: Housing Research and Policy (Level ARAS)

Adelaide, Australia
$96,929 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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  • Based in UniSA Business at the City West campus
  • Part-time (0.4FTE), fixed term contract until 31 December 2024
  • Starting salary: $96,929 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

Reporting to the Professor of Property and Housing Economics, you will contribute to the research efforts of UniSA Business, working in conjunction with specific grants and in relation to supporting a range of research projects and related support activities. 

About UniSA Business 

Recognised and respected for quality outcomes, UniSA Business creates leaders for change. UniSA Business prepares students for global careers, creating leaders for change who will help shape business, industry and policy. UniSA Business offers a suite of innovative degrees in disciplines such as commerce, marketing, finance, management, tourism and events, international business, and property, as well as our 5-Star MBA and UniSA Executive Education programs. 

UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. Our research programs are inspired by the contemporary challenges facing Australia and the world, and we apply our expertise in modern business practice with partners both locally and internationally. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Contribute to producing high quality research, grant projects, and scholarly activity 
  • Manage and analyse data to support research projects through conducting literature searches and reviews, and write up initial drafts to a high standard of scientific language 
  • Assist in data collection efforts, including data processing, cleaning, transformation, analysis and GIS mapping 
  • Provide support and assistance in writing research, project, and grant reports and presentations for academe and industry and assist with grant management activities including basic administration 
  • Create, foster and enhance national and international links with relevant industry, business, university and community bodies that support the advancement of the University 

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Relevant doctoral degree/studies with relevant research experience, ideally in applied economics, housing economics or property market economics 
  • High-level oral and written communication and liaison skills, with the ability to present information effectively and clearly to a wide audience 
  • Capacity to identify and conduct high quality research, evidenced through report writing, research design, ability to search and summarise large bodies of literature, data management, data analysis and submission of articles 
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, including an ability to lead and work within a diverse team 
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data collection methods including focus groups and semi-structured interviews 


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities  
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%  
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • A variety of leave arrangements 


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results. 

Start Your Unstoppable Career 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.   

Please address your cover letter to Kiara Lalli, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 6263. 

Applications close: 11:30pm Tuesday 2 July 2024 

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 


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